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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
2017SEA22171250-1-----0-
2016SEA161612672544-5-----11
2015SEA161611671451-3-----42
2014SEA161610773342-4-----31
2013SEA13138046341.5-4-----01
2012SEA15159868301-51---01-
2011SEA16126550152-3-----11
TOTAL60939221711.50251---0106

Recent Games

defense
wkopresulttotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
2SFW 12-98530-1-----0-
1@GBL 9-179720-0-----0-

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2017SEA2171250-1-----
2016SEA1612672544-5-----
2015SEA1611671451-3-----
2014SEA1610773342-4-----
2013SEA138046341.5-4-----
2012SEA159868301-510242424
2011SEA166550152-3-----
TOTAL 9460939221711.50251024-24

fumbles

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2017SEA2-----------
2016SEA16----1-0----
2015SEA16----2-0----
2014SEA16----1-0----
2013SEA13----1-0----
2012SEA15-----------
2011SEA16----1-0----
TOTAL 9400-06000000

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-
TOTAL 22171250-1-----0-

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

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Green Bay Packers19720-0-----
San Francisco 49ers18530-1-----

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division19720-0-----
vs NFC Teams2171250-1-----
vs Own Division18530-1-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH

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September2171250-1-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
CenturyLink Field18530-1-----
Lambeau Field19720-0-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses19720-0-----
Wins18530-1-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

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Sundays2171250-1-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Grass19720-0-----
Turf18530-1-----

Defense splits - HOME/AWAY

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Home Games18530-1-----
Road Games19720-0-----

Defense splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Ahead6330-1-----
Ahead by 1-8 Points6330-1-----
Behind3210-0-----
Behind by 1-8 Points3210-0-----
Tied8710-0-----

Defense splits - HALF

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Half11740-1-----
2nd Half6510-0-----
Last Two Minutes of Half-000-1-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Opp 19-1 - by Yard Line4400-0-----
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line11740-0-----
Own 1-20 - by Yard Line-000-1-----
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line2110-0-----

Defense splits - QUARTERS

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Quarter5320-0-----
2nd Quarter6420-1-----
3rd Quarter3210-0-----
4th Quarter3300-0-----
4th Quarter within 71100-0-----

Defense splits - MARGIN

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Margin 0-718530-1-----
Margin 8-1419720-0-----