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A happy Wright-stuff birthday to K.J.
To celebrate this now annual occasion, we merge the galaxies of Star Wars with our newest stars, the 2016 #SeahawksDraft class. And as you'll discover, the parallels between our two universes go far far beyond simple name-play. Happy Star Wars Day and #MayThe4thBeWithYou always! View
He started his first NFL game at middle linebacker. He has been the starting strong-side linebacker for most of the past two seasons, and finished second on the team in tackles last year. He is moving to the weak side this season.
He? K.J. Wright. And the most startling part of all the good things he has done for the Seahawks since being selected in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft just might be that he turns 24 today. Just another young player who has performed beyond his years – and experience – on a defense that last season yielded the fewest points in the league and ranked a franchise-best fourth in average yards allowed.
No one – except Wright, maybe – knew how good he would become, and how quickly. So on his special day, we wish K.J. the happiest of birthdays on the eve of he and his teammates reporting for their training camp physicals on Wednesday.