Jarius Wright

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Jarius Wright
Jarius Wright University of Arkansas.jpg
No. 17     Minnesota Vikings
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-11-25) November 25, 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth: Warren, Arkansas
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school: Warren (AR)
College: Arkansas
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 4 / Pick: 118
Debuted in 2012 for the Minnesota Vikings
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-SEC (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Receptions 48
Receiving Yards 744
Receiving TDs 5
Stats at NFL.com

Jarius Wright (born November 25, 1989) is an American football wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Vikings in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arkansas.

Early years[edit]

Wright attended Warren High School in Warren, Arkansas where he went to school with future University of Arkansas and Minnesota Viking teammate Greg Childs and Buffalo Bill player Chris Gragg. As a senior he had 58 receptions for 1,350 yards and 15 touchdowns.

College career[edit]

As a senior in 2011, Wright set the school record for receptions in a season with 66, receiving yards with 1,117, career receptions with 168 and receiving yards in a game with 281. He also tied the record for receptions in a game with 13, and broke the receiving touchdowns in a season record with 12.[1] For his play, he was a first team All-SEC selection.[2] He helped Arkansas to an 11-2 overall record in 2011, win the Cotton Bowl over Kansas State 29-16, and finish ranked #5 in the final polls.

Professional career[edit]

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 182 lb 31 1/2 in 8 1/2 in 4.39 s 1.53 s 2.56 s 4.03 s 6.93 s 38 in 10 ft 0 in 11 reps
All values from NFL Combine

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

On April 28, 2012, Wright was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the 4th round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He made his NFL debut against the Detroit Lions on November 11, 2012, catching three passes from quarterback Christian Ponder for 65 yards and a touchdown.

Career Stats[edit]

Year Team Games Receptions Targets Receiving Yards Yards per Reception Longest Reception Receiving Touchdowns First Downs Fumbles Fumbles Lost
2012 MIN 7 22 36 310 14.1 65 2 13 0 0
2013 MIN 16 26 43 434 16.7 42 3 20 0 0
Total Total 23 48 79 744 15.5 65 5 33 0 0

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