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Kendall Wright

Kendall Wright
Wright in December 2013.
No. 13 Tennessee Titans
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-11-12) November 12, 1989
Place of birth: Pittsburg, Texas
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 191 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High school: Pittsburg (TX)
College: Baylor
NFL draft: 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • All-American (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 7, 2015
Receptions: 239
Receiving yards: 2,742
Receiving TDs: 15
Stats at NFL.com

Kendall Wright (born November 12, 1989) is an American football wide receiver for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Baylor, where he is the career leader in receptions, yards, and touchdowns. He was drafted by the Titans in the first round, 20th overall, of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Contents

  • High school career 1
  • Collegiate career 2
  • Professional career 3
    • 2012 NFL Draft 3.1
    • Tennessee Titans 3.2
      • 2013 season 3.2.1
      • 2015 season 3.2.2
  • Career statistics 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

High school career

Wright attended Pittsburg High School in Pittsburg, Texas, where he was a three-sport standout that earned All-state honors in football, basketball and track. In football, he excelled as a quarterback and cornerback, receiving second-team Class 3A All-State honors from the Texas Sports Writers Association and honorable mention by the Associated Press at both positions as a junior and senior. As a junior, he accounted for 26 total touchdowns and passed for 850 yards. As a senior quarterback, he rushed for 1,069 yards while passing for 1,170 yards, totalling 24 touchdowns.

As an All-State basketball performer, he averaged 24.5 points, six rebounds, five assists and five steals per game en route to receiving 2007 East Texas Player of the Year honors from the Tyler Morning Telegraph. He served as a youth basketball coach while still in high school.[1]

Wright was also a track & field athlete, Wright captured the 2007 Texas Class 3A state long jump title, with a leap of 7.37 meters (24-0 3/4), as well as the state triple jump crown, with a leap of 14.81 meters (48-5 1/4).[2] He received the 2008 Class 3A gold medal in the triple jump after setting a state meet-record leap of 15.48 meters (50-8 3/4).[3]

Collegiate career

As a true freshman in 2008, Wright played in all 12 games and led the team in receptions with 50, receiving yards with 649 yards and five touchdowns. The 50 receptions and 649 receiving yards were Baylor freshman records. He also played 13 games for the basketball team. As a sophomore in 2009, Wright again was the team's leading receiver with 66 receptions for 740 yards and five touchdowns. He was an All-Big 12 honorable mention.[4] As a junior in 2010, he was named a second team All-Big 12 selection after recording 78 receptions for 952 yards and seven touchdowns.[5] The 78 receptions set a school record for most receptions in a season.[6] In his senior season, Wright played in all 13 games and had 108 receptions for 1,633 yards with 14 touchdowns. Wright was named 1st Team All-American and All-Big 12.[7]

Professional career

2012 NFL Draft

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 10 in 196 lb 30 1/2 in 8 5/8 in 4.37 s 1.53 s 2.65 s 4.18 s 6.93 s 38 1/2 in 10 ft 1 in
All values from NFL Combine[8]

Wright was drafted 20th overall by the Tennessee Titans in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Tennessee Titans

2013 season

On September 15 the Titans played in week 2 against the Texans. Kendall Wright caught 7 passes for 54 yards and his first touchdown of the season.

The following week against the Chargers he caught 6 passes for 71 yards. He caught another 5 receptions for 56 yards against the Jets the next week, and then went on to catch 6 passes for 74 yards against the Chiefs in week 5.

Against the Seahawks Wright caught 5 passes for 69 yards and continued his consistent play.

Week 12 against the Oakland Raiders Wright had one of his best games on the season. He caught 6 passes for 103 yards and a game winning touchdown in the final seconds.

Week 14 against the Cardinals Wright had a season high in both receptions and yards, catching 12 passes on 20 targets for 150 yards. Despite a 4th quarter comeback the Titans lost 37-34 in overtime.

Wright finished out his sophomore season with 94 receptions, 1079 yards, and 2 touchdown catches.

2015 season

On April 23, 2015, the Titans picked up the fifth year option of Wright's contract.[9]

Career statistics

3| | 13 213 19.7 2 52T
Team Season G Receiving
Rec Yds Avg TD Long
Tennessee Titans 2012 15 64 626 9.8 4 38
Tennessee Titans 2013 16 94 1079 11.5 2 45
Tennessee Titans 2014 14 57 715 12.5 6 48

References

  1. ^ http://www.titansonline.com/team/roster/Kendall-Wright/b207e532-98bb-4b90-be12-06d2e15674df
  2. ^ http://tx.milesplit.com/meets/25008/results/47928
  3. ^ http://tx.milesplit.com/meets/30843/results/67733
  4. ^ 2009 All-Big 12 Football Awards Announced
  5. ^ All-Big 12 Football Awards Announced
  6. ^ Wright breaking records at Baylor
  7. ^ [2]
  8. ^ "NFL Combine Results - Kendall Wright". NFL.com. NFL.com. Retrieved 2014-12-12. 
  9. ^ Wesseling, Chris (April 23, 2015). "Report: Titans to pick up Kendall Wright's 2016 option". NFL.com. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from NFL.com • ESPN • Pro-Football-Reference
  • Tennessee Titans bio
  • Baylor Bears football bio
  • Baylor Bears basketball bio
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