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K.J. Wright

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LB
Height: 
6-4

Weight:

246

Age

28
Mississippi State
7 Years Pro

2017 Season

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HOW ACQUIRED: Selected with the second pick in the 4th round (99th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.

Gameday Photos

Biography

HOW ACQUIRED:

Selected with the second pick in the 4th round (99th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.

NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • Started all 16 games in 2014 and led the team in tackles with a career-high 107 (74 solo). Also recorded 2.0 sacks, four passes defensed, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
  • Started all three postseason games, recording 23 tackles (16 solo) with 11 tackles (10 solo) coming vs. New England in Super Bowl XLIX.
  • Moved to weakside linebacker and started 13 of 13 games in 2013 played, missing the last three games with a broken foot suffered at San Francisco (12/8). Missed the Divisional Playoff Game vs. New Orleans but returned to play in both the NFC Championship and Super Bowl XLVIII.
  • Despite missing three games, ranked fourth on team with 80 tackles (46 solo) in the 2013 regular season. Also recorded 1.5 sacks, four passes defensed and a fumble recovery.
  • Played in two postseason games, starting Super Bowl XLVIII. Recorded 8 tackles (5 solo) in the postseason with seven tackles (5 solo) coming in SBXLVIII.
  • Started all 15 games played in his second season, sitting vs. NYJ (11/11) after sustaining a concussion the week prior (vs. Minn, 11/4). Also started both playoff games.
  • Ranked second on the team with 96 tackles (66 solo) in 2012 and also recorded a sack, an interception and a forced fumble.
  • His emergence during rookie season led to team trading Aaron Curry to Oakland on October 13, 2011.
  • Started 12 of 16 games played and recorded 61 tackles (46 solo) and 2.0 sacks in 2011. Posted a career-high eight tackles in back-to-back games (vs. St. Louis, 12/12/11 and at Chicago, 12/18/11).

COLLEGE:  Started 35 of 47 games at Miss­issippi State (22 at strong-side outside linebacker and 13 at weak-side linebacker). Finished career with 259 tackles (131 solo), including nine sacks for minus 60 yards, 23.5 stops for loss totaling 104 yards and 11 quarterback pressures. Forced and recovered three fumbles and had 14 passes defensed.

PERSONAL: Attended Olive Branch (Miss.) High School. Regarded as the nation’s 45th best strong-side outside linebacker. Selected to play in the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Classic. Named first-team, all-state on the defensive line by the Clarion-Ledger in all classifications following his senior season. Also earned first-team, all-state mention by the Mississippi Association of Coaches at outside linebacker in Class 5A. Recorded 91 total tackles, 13 sacks and an interception. Helped Olive Branch to a 12-2 overall record as a senior. Also a standout for an undefeated basketball team as a senior. Born Kenneth Bernard Wright Jr. in Memphis, Tenn.

Stats

Career Stats

gamesdefense
seasonteamggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
2017SEA13139465290-4-----0-
2016SEA161612672544-5-----11
2015SEA161611671451-3-----42
2014SEA161610773342-4-----31
2013SEA13138046341.5-4-----01
2012SEA15159868301-51---01-
2011SEA16126550152-3-----11
TOTAL68644524111.50281---0106

Recent Games

defense
wkopresulttotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
14@JAXL 24-303210-0-----0-
13PHIW 24-1010820-0-----0-
12@SFW 24-132110-1-----0-
11ATLL 31-346510-0-----0-
10@ARIW 22-169900-2-----0-
9WASL 14-177430-0-----0-
8HOUW 41-3815960-0-----0-
7@NYGW 24-711650-0-----0-
5@LAW 16-102110-0-----0-
4INDW 46-184310-0-----0-
3@TENL 27-338530-0-----0-
2SFW 12-98530-1-----0-
1@GBL 9-179720-0-----0-

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2017SEA139465290-4-----
2016SEA1612672544-5-----
2015SEA1611671451-3-----
2014SEA1610773342-4-----
2013SEA138046341.5-4-----
2012SEA159868301-510242424
2011SEA166550152-3-----
TOTAL 10568644524111.50281024-24

fumbles

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2017SEA13-----------
2016SEA16----1-0----
2015SEA16----2-0----
2014SEA16----1-0----
2013SEA13----1-0----
2012SEA15-----------
2011SEA16----1-0----
TOTAL 10500-06000000

preseason

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
108/13/2017@LACW 48-17113300-0-----0-
208/18/2017MINW 13-20000------------
308/25/2017KCW 13-26114130-0-----0-
408/31/2017@OAKW 17-13000------------
TOTAL 227430-0-----0-

regular season

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
109/10/2017@GBL 9-17119720-0-----0-
209/17/2017SFW 9-12118530-1-----0-
309/24/2017@TENL 27-33118530-0-----0-
410/01/2017INDW 18-46114310-0-----0-
510/08/2017@LAW 16-10112110-0-----0-
710/22/2017@NYGW 24-71111650-0-----0-
810/29/2017HOUW 38-411115960-0-----0-
911/05/2017WASL 17-14117430-0-----0-
1011/09/2017@ARIW 22-16119900-2-----0-
1111/20/2017ATLL 34-31116510-0-----0-
1211/26/2017@SFW 24-13112110-1-----0-
1312/03/2017PHIW 10-241110820-0-----0-
1412/10/2017@JAXL 24-30113210-0-----0-
TOTAL 13139465290-4-----0-

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Arizona Cardinals19900-2-----
Atlanta Falcons16510-0-----
Green Bay Packers19720-0-----
Houston Texans115960-0-----
Indianapolis Colts14310-0-----
Jacksonville Jaguars13210-0-----
Los Angeles Rams12110-0-----
New York Giants111650-0-----
Philadelphia Eagles110820-0-----
San Francisco 49ers210640-2-----
Tennessee Titans18530-0-----
Washington Redskins17430-0-----

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division97349240-0-----
vs AFC Teams43019110-0-----
vs NFC Teams96446180-4-----
vs Own Division4211650-4-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
December2131030-0-----
November4241950-3-----
October43219130-0-----
September3251780-1-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
CenturyLink Field65034160-1-----
EverBank Field13210-0-----
Lambeau Field19720-0-----
Levi's® Stadium12110-1-----
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum12110-0-----
MetLife Stadium111650-0-----
Nissan Stadium18530-0-----
University of Phoenix Stadium19900-2-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses53323100-0-----
Wins86142190-4-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Mondays16510-0-----
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)19900-2-----
Sundays117951280-2-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Grass6332580-3-----
Turf76140210-1-----

Defense splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Home Games65034160-1-----
Road Games74431130-3-----

Defense splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Ahead4229130-3-----
Ahead by 1-8 Points3020100-3-----
Ahead by 9-16 Points11920-0-----
Behind231580-0-----
Behind by 1-8 Points211380-0-----
Behind by 9-16 Points2200-0-----
Tied292180-1-----

Defense splits - HALF

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Half5540150-2-----
2nd Half3925140-2-----
Last Two Minutes of Half8620-1-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Opp 19-1 - by Yard Line151140-1-----
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line5236160-2-----
Own 1-20 - by Yard Line6600-1-----
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line211290-0-----

Defense splits - QUARTERS

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Quarter251960-1-----
2nd Quarter302190-1-----
3rd Quarter2313100-2-----
4th Quarter161240-0-----
4th Quarter within 74220-0-----

Defense splits - MARGIN

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Margin 0-785840180-3-----
Margin 15+215960-0-----
Margin 8-143211650-1-----