K.J. Wright

Linebacker

#34

Experience: 11 years

Height: 6-4

Age: 32

Weight: 246 lbs

College: Mississippi State

2021 SEASON

  • TCKLS
    2
  • SCK
    0
  • FF
    0
  • INT
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Recent Games

WK OPP RESULT Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
2 @Steelers W 26 - 17 1 0 1 0 0 0
1 Ravens W 33 - 27 2 1 1 0 0 0

Career Stats

Defense Career

SEASON TEAM G GS Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
2011 Seattle Seahawks 16 12 62 47 15 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2012 Seattle Seahawks 15 15 92 62 30 1 0 5 1 24 24 24 0 1 0
2013 Seattle Seahawks 13 13 78 44 34 1.5 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2014 Seattle Seahawks 16 16 99 65 34 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
2015 Seattle Seahawks 16 16 113 68 45 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
2016 Seattle Seahawks 16 16 123 69 54 4 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2017 Seattle Seahawks 15 15 102 65 37 0 6 1 1 1 1 0 0 1
2018 Seattle Seahawks 5 5 19 11 8 0 3 0
2019 Seattle Seahawks 16 16 126 61 65 0 11 3 10 3.3 11 0 0
2020 Seattle Seahawks 16 16 82 56 26 2 10 1 7 7 7 0 1 2
2021 Las Vegas Raiders 2 0 3 1 2 0 0 0
TOTAL 146 140 899 549 350 13.5 0 54 6 42 7 24 0 11 9

Biography

Wright, a 6-foot-4, 246-pound linebacker joins the Raiders after spending his first 10 seasons (2011-20) with the Seattle Seahawks. Originally a fourth-round draft pick (99th overall) by the club in the 2011 NFL Draft, Wright has appeared in 144 contests and made 140 starts, totaling 934 tackles (587 solo), 66 tackles for loss, 13.5 sacks, six INTs, 54 passes defensed, 11 forced fumbles and nine fumble recoveries. In postseason action, Wright has played in 15 games with 14 starts and tallied 109 tackles (65), two sacks, six tackles for loss, one INT and four passes defensed.

In 2020, Wright started all 16 contests with the Seahawks and compiled 86 tackles (60), 11 tackles for loss, two sacks, one INT, 10 passes defensed, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. He was the only linebacker in the NFL to record 10-plus tackles for loss and 10-plus passes defensed last season.

Since entering the league in 2011, he has registered five 100-plus tackle seasons, including a career-best 132 tackles in 2019. His 934 career tackles rank third-most in Seahawks' history and third-most among all active linebackers in the NFL, while his five seasons of 100-or-more tackles rank as the second-most such seasons in club history. His 54 passes defensed since 2011 rank fourth-most among all NFL linebackers during that span.

Wright was named a Pro Bowler in 2016 after starting all 16 games and recording 126 tackles (72), four sacks and five passes defensed. In 2013, he helped lead the Seahawks to a victory in Super Bowl XLVIII by recording seven tackles (five) in the championship game.

A native of Memphis, Tenn., Wright played four years at Mississippi State, appearing in 47 games with 35 starts. He finished his collegiate career with 259 tackles (131), 23.5 tackles for loss, nine sacks, 14 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.

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