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K. J. Wright

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Date of Birth July 23, 1989
Age 33 years, 6 months, 20 days
Place of Birth Olive Branch
Country United States
Profession Football Player
Horoscope Leo

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K. J. Wright is a famous Football Player, born on July 23, 1989 in United States. As of January 9, 2023, K. J. Wright’s net worth is $5 Million. He made his professional regular season debut and first career start in the Seahawks’ season-opener at the San Francisco 49ers and recorded five combined tackles during the 33–17 loss. Wright earned the start at middle linebacker in place of Hawthorne, who was inactive due to a knee injury. On September 22, 2011, Wright began practicing at weak side linebacker with the first team defense in practice. It was suspected he had supplanted Aaron Curry as the starting strong side linebacker after Curry had a dismal performance where he dropped a crucial interception in the second quarter of the Seahawks’ 24–0 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2. The next day, defensive coordinator Gus Bradley announced there would be a competition between Wright and Curry for the job as the starting strong side linebacker. On October 2, 2011, Wright earned his first career start at strong side linebacker after Matt McCoy started the previous week. He recorded two solo tackles in the 30–28 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Although he earned the start, he shared playing time with Curry, with Curry receiving more snaps. The following day, head coach Carroll stated that the competition for the starting strong side linebacker job between both players remained open.

Parents Jacquelyn Wright, Kenneth Wright Sr.
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Children(s) Kameron Joseph Wright
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Biography

Kenneth Bernard Wright, Jr. (born July 23, 1989) is an American football linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Seahawks in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Mississippi State. The Seattle Seahawks selected Wright in the fourth round (99th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. He was the 13th linebacker selected. General manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll stated they liked the thought of Wright as a strong side linebacker with the possibility of playing rush linebacker..

Wright performed well and impressed coaches throughout training camp and began taking reps at middle linebacker after the unexpected release of Lofa Tatupu in July. Linebackers coach Ken Norton stated that he thought Wright was better suited for middle linebacker due to his instincts and length. He also felt that learning the position would speed up Wright’s development since he would have to learn all of the defensive calls. Head coach Carroll named Wright the backup middle linebacker to veteran David Hawthorne to begin the 2011 regular season.

On January 13, 2011, it was announced Wright had accepted his invitation to play in the 2011 Senior Bowl and was one of four Mississippi State players attending, including Derek Sherrod, Pernell McPhee and Chris White. On January 29, 2011, he played in the Under Armour’s Senior Bowl and was part of Buffalo Bills’ head coach Chan Gailey’s South team that defeated the North 24–10. He attended the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana and completed all of the combine drills. On March 10, 2011, Wright attended Mississippi State’s pro day and opted to perform all of the drills except the broad jump and bench press. He was able to beat his times in the 40-yard dash (4.71 seconds), 20-yard dash (2.69 seconds), and 10-yard dash (1.66 seconds) from the NFL combine. At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, Wright was projected to be a third round pick by NFL draft experts and scouts. He was ranked the eighth best outside linebacker prospect in the draft by NFLDraftScout.com.

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Wright returned as the starting strong side linebacker in 2012, alongside Leroy Hill and starting rookie middle linebacker Bobby Wagner. He took over play-calling duties from Hawthorne, who departed in free agency. He started the Seahawks’ season-opener against the Arizona Cardinals and recorded nine combined tackles and forced the first fumble of his career during a 20–16 loss. He forced running back Ryan Williams to fumble on the Cardinals’ first drive and it was recovered by Seahawks’ defensive lineman Brandon Mebane. On September 24, 2012, Wright recorded a season-high 11 combined tackles during a 14–12 victory over the Green Bay Packers. In Week 9, Wright left during the first quarter of a 30–20 win over the Minnesota Vikings after suffering a concussion. He was listed as inactive and remained in concussion protocol the following game. In Week 15, he made three combined tackles, deflected a pass, and intercepted quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick as the Seahawks routed the Buffalo Bills 50–17. The next week, he collected seven combined tackles and sacked Alex Smith in a 42–13 defeat of the San Francisco 49ers. He finished the 2012 season with 98 combined tackles (68 solo), five pass deflections, a sack, an interception, and a fumble recovery in 15 games and 15 starts. He played in 92% of the Seahawks’ defensive snaps.

K. J. Wright Net Worth

K. J. Wright is one of the richest Football Player & listed on most popular Football Player. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, K. J. Wright's net worth $5 Million.

Net Worth $5 Million
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Source of Income Football Player
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In Week 5, Wright made his second consecutive start at outside linebacker and made four combined tackles in a 36–25 victory at the New York Giants. On October 13, 2011, the Seahawks traded Curry to the Oakland Raiders, effectively making Wright the de facto starting strong side linebacker for the remainder of the season. On December 1, 2011, he collected five solo tackles and made his first career sack on Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Vince Young during a 31–14 victory. The following game, he recorded a season-high eight combined tackles and sacked Sam Bradford during a 30–13 win over the St. Louis Rams. On December 18, 2011, Wright recorded a season-high eight combined tackles during a 38–14 victory at the Chicago Bears. He finished his rookie season with 65 combined tackles (50 solo), three pass deflections, and two sacks in 16 games and 12 starts.

Wright returned as the starting strong side linebacker in 2012, alongside Leroy Hill and starting rookie middle linebacker Bobby Wagner. He took over play-calling duties from Hawthorne, who departed in free agency. He started the Seahawks’ season-opener against the Arizona Cardinals and recorded nine combined tackles and forced the first fumble of his career during a 20–16 loss. He forced running back Ryan Williams to fumble on the Cardinals’ first drive and it was recovered by Seahawks’ defensive lineman Brandon Mebane. On September 24, 2012, Wright recorded a season-high 11 combined tackles during a 14–12 victory over the Green Bay Packers. In Week 9, Wright left during the first quarter of a 30–20 win over the Minnesota Vikings after suffering a concussion. He was listed as inactive and remained in concussion protocol the following game. In Week 15, he made three combined tackles, deflected a pass, and intercepted quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick as the Seahawks routed the Buffalo Bills 50–17. The next week, he collected seven combined tackles and sacked Alex Smith in a 42–13 defeat of the San Francisco 49ers. He finished the 2012 season with 98 combined tackles (68 solo), five pass deflections, a sack, an interception, and a fumble recovery in 15 games and 15 starts. He played in 92% of the Seahawks’ defensive snaps.

Wright suffered a knee injury in the final preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings and underwent arthroscopic knee surgery. As a result of the procedure, he missed the first six games of the season. Wright returned in week 8 against the Detroit Lions after the Seahawks’ bye week, and recorded 5 solo tackles and a pass deflection in the 28–14 win. The following week against the Los Angeles Chargers, Wright recorded 7 combined tackles and another pass deflection in the 25–17 loss. Wright recorded 2 combined tackles against the Los Angeles Rams in week 10 but was forced to leave the game early in the second half after aggravating his knee injury. He was inactive for the following week’s game against the Green Bay Packers.

Head coach Carroll named Wagner, Wright, and Malcolm Smith the starting linebackers to begin the regular season. On September 15, 2013, Wright recorded six combined tackles, defended a pass, and sacked Colin Kaepernick as the Seahawks routed the San Francisco 49ers 45–17. In Week 9, he collected a season-high 11 combined tackles during a 27–24 victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. On December 8, 2013, Wright made three combined tackles during a 19–17 loss at the San Francisco 49ers before leaving with a foot injury. It was later discovered to be a broken foot and Wright missed the remainder of the regular season. Wright finished the 2013 season with 80 combined tackles (46 solo), four pass deflections, and 1.5 sacks in 13 games and 13 starts. The Seahawks’ defense allowed the fewest points during the season season under defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. At the time of his injury, Wright’s overall grade from Pro Football Focus ranked tenth among all outside linebackers. Wright played in 86% of Seattle’s defensive snaps in 2013.

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On December 18, 2014, the Seahawks signed Wright to a four-year, $27 million extension that included $10.18 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $5 million. He became the second-highest-paid outside linebacker behind only Lance Briggs, and the contract had the largest total value of any outside linebacker’s in the league.

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Ranked on the list of most popular Football Player. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United States. K. J. Wright celebrates birthday on July 23 of every year.

Wright entered training camp slated as the starting weak side linebacker after defensive end Bruce Irvin transitioned to strong side linebacker under defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. Head coach Carroll named Wright the starting weak side linebacker to start the regular season, opposite Mike Morgan, who was named the starting strong side linebacker while Irvin recuperated from hip surgery. On November 2, 2014, Weight recorded a season-high 13 combined tackles, a pass deflection, and a forced fumble during a 30–24 victory against the Oakland Raiders. In Week 13, he made seven combined tackles and recorded his first sack on the season on San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick in their 19–3 victory. Wright finished the 2014 season with 107 combined tackles (73 solo), four pass deflections, two sacks, and two forced fumbles in 16 games and 16 starts. It marked his first season with over 100 tackles and his first season starting all 16 games.

Is KJ Wright coming back to Seattle?

While Wright would be welcomed back with open arms in another role, Seattle won’t be re-signing him to play in 2022. Despite opting not to select a linebacker in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Seahawks don’t sound interested in bringing back veteran K.J. Wright for a second tour with the team.

What is KJ Wright real name?

Born. Kenneth Bernard Wright Jr.

How tall is KJ Wright?

6′ 4″

Where did Kj Wright go to college?

Mississippi State University

What team is Kj Wright on 2022?

Much of the Seattle Seahawks‘ 2022 offseason has been about departures. However, a one-time ‘Hawks Pro Bowler is making it known he wants to reunite with his former club. Following his first and so-far only season with the Las Vegas Raiders, linebacker K.J. Wright is hoping to find his way back to the Emerald City.

The Seahawks finished atop the NFC West with a 13–3 record. After defeating the New Orleans Saints, the Seahawks went on to face the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship with Wright making his return from injury. He recorded two combined tackles as the Seahawks won 23–17. On February 2, 2014, Wright started in Super Bowl XLVIII and made seven combined tackles as they routed the Denver Broncos 43–8.

Through the first half of the 2015 season, Wright enjoyed the most productive stretch of his career, with 58 total tackles (34 solo), one tackle for loss, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, and one pass defensed. Over these eight games, Pro Football Focus graded him as the second best linebacker in the league. He finished the 2015 season with 115 combined tackles (71 solo), three pass deflections, and a sack in 16 games and 16 starts. He started all 16 games and had over 100 tackles for the second consecutive season. Pro Football Focus ranked Wright 53rd among all players in 2015. The Seahawks received a playoff berth after finishing second in the NFC West with a 10–6 record. After defeating the Minnesota Vikings, they went on to play the Carolina Panthers in the NFC Divisional round. Wright recorded 14 combined tackles as the Seahawks lost 31–24.

On October 5, 2015, Wright was involved in a controversial play during a 13–10 win against the Detroit Lions. With less than two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Lions’ wide receiver Calvin Johnson fumbled the ball at the one-yard line while attempting to dive in the end zone. Wright batted the ball out of the back of the endzone, resulting in a touchback and possession for the Seahawks. The play was scrutinized after ESPN officiating analyst Gerry Austin pointed out the error and explained that the referees failed to penalize Wright for illegal batting that would’ve given the Lions possession at the one-yard line. Wright admitted the bat was intentional, but was unaware of the penalty. The NFL vice-president of officiating Dean Blandino admitted fault on behalf of the referees and confirmed illegal batting, and that Wright should have been penalized. In Week 6, Wright recorded a season-high 12 combined tackles in the Seahawks’ 27–23 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

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