Kenny Wright

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Kenny Wright
Kenny Wright in 2005.jpg
Wright in 2005.
No. 20, 43, 25
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1977-09-14) September 14, 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth: Ruston, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: Ruston (LA)
College: Northwestern State
NFL Draft: 1999 / Round: 4 / Pick: 120
Debuted in 1999 for the Minnesota Vikings
Last played in 2007 for the Cleveland Browns
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of 2007
Tackles 245
Sacks 3.0
Interceptions 7
Stats at NFL.com

Kenneth Dewayne "Kenny" Wright (born September 14, 1977) is a former American football cornerback. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at Northwestern State.

Wright has also played for the Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Washington Redskins and Cleveland Browns.

Early years[edit]

Wright attended Ruston High School.

College career[edit]

Wright played three years at Northwestern State after transferring from Arkansas.[1] He majored in Physical education.

Professional career[edit]

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Wright was originally selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth round (120th overall) in the 1999 NFL Draft. In his rookie season he played in all 16 games with 11 starts and finished the campaign with 80 tackles including a career-high 11 tackles at the New York Giants on December 26. In his second season with the Vikings, he again played in all 16 games and posted 47 tackles. In 2001, his final year for Minnesota, he played in 15 games and finished the season with 45 tackles.

Houston Texans[edit]

He began the year with the Vikings, but was waived on July 31, 2002. He was signed by the Houston Texans off waivers on August 1, 2002. In his first season with the Texans he played in all 16 games and finished the year with 34 tackles and one sack. In 2003 he played in 15 games and totaled 53 tackles and a career-high three interceptions. His third season with the Texans was less productive and he finished with only eight tackles.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Wright was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent on March 31, 2005. He started in all 16 games and finished the season with 78 tackles and two interceptions.

Washington Redskins[edit]

Wright was signed by the Washington Redskins as an unrestricted free agent on April 3, 2006. He played in 16 games including nine starts, recording 43 tackles and one interception.

Cleveland Browns[edit]

The Cleveland Browns signed Wright as an unrestricted free agent on March 4, 2007 to a three-year deal. He was released on May 15, 2008.[2]

2008 Arrests[edit]

On April 3, 2008, Kenny was arrested after a foot chase in Pearland, Texas. 1.875 ounces of marijuana was found in his car.[3] It was later revealed that Wright was also arrested on March 1, 2008 for marijuana possession following a traffic stop.[4] Additionally, Wright was suspended for one year by the NCAA while at Northwestern State for testing positive for marijuana during a random drug test. Subsequently, he declared for the 1999 NFL draft with one year of college eligibility remaining.

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