No. 18 Detroit Lions
|Date of birth:March 17, 1988|
|Place of birth: Rome, Georgia|
|High school: Calhoun (GA)|
|NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 4 / Pick: 107|
|Debuted in 2011 for the Seattle Seahawks|
|Roster status: Active|
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2013
Kris Durham (born March 17, 1988) is an American football wide receiver for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Georgia.
High school career
Durham was born in Rome, Georgia, US, and was a stand-out receiver for the Calhoun High School Yellow Jackets. In his senior year Durham helped lead the Jackets to a 14–1 record and an appearance in the state championship under coach Hal Lamb. Coming out of high school Durham was rated as a 3-star prospect by both Scout.com and Rivals Inc. Durham signed a scholarship to play for the University of Georgia and enrolled in January 2006.
Kris finished the 2006 season with 8 catches for 82 yards as a freshman with Georgia. Durham improved in his sophomore season finishing with 11 catches for 169 yards. Durham played in the 2008 Sugar Bowl against the University of Hawaii, catching 3 passes for 48 yards. Durham appeared in 10 games during his junior season in 2008. He caught 13 passes for a total of 199 yards and caught his first touchdown pass of his college career. While participating in spring practice in 2009, Durham tore the labrum in his left shoulder and it was later announced that he would miss the entire 2009 season.
As a senior, Durham set career-highs with 32 catches for 659 yards and 3 touchdowns, including 100-yard games against Arkansas and Vanderbilt. Over the four years he played for the Bulldogs, he caught 64 passes for 1,109 yards, and 4 touchdowns, in 47 games (15 as a starter).
2011 NFL Combine
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 6 in||216 lb||4.46 s||1.66 s||2.59 s||4.41 s||6.89 s||36 in||10 ft 1 in||17 reps|
|All values from NFL Combine|
Durham was selected as the 107th overall pick (the 10th pick in the 4th round) in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks. He signed a deal for four years and $2.504 million, which included a $464,260 signing bonus.
Durham was cut at the end of the Seahawks' training camp in 2012. He signed with the Detroit Lions practice squad on September 2, 2012, and was elevated to the active roster on December 4, joining his former college roommate, quarterback Matthew Stafford. Kris recorded his first NFL touchdown catch in the Lions final 2012 game on December 30, on a 25-yard pass from Stafford.
Durham has enjoyed a more regular role in the Lions 2013 season, being elevated to a starter after a Week 3 injury to Nate Burleson.
- Calhoun High School finishes season 14–1 maxpreps.com
- Rivals Inc. Player Profile: Kris Durham
- Scout.com Player Profile: Kris Durham
- ESPN – Kris Durham Stats, News, Photos – Georgia Bulldogs – NCAA College Football
- Georgia WR Kris Durham to Miss 2009 Season
- Kris Durham at the Georgia Bulldogs official athletic website
- Seahawks NFL Draft Picks: Kris Durham, Mark LeGree Reportedly Agree To Contracts
- Richardson, Anwar S. (September 2, 2012). "Detroit Lions add WR Kris Durham to practice squad". mlive.com. Retrieved December 4, 2012.
- Rogers, Justin (December 4, 2012). "Detroit Lions sign Kris Durham off practice squad to replace Ryan Broyles". mlive.com. Retrieved December 4, 2012.
- Caple, Christian (April 30, 2011). "NFL draft: Newest Seahawk Kris Durham is a pretty interesting guy". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved December 4, 2012.
- Kris Durham Game Log, 2012-13 cbssports.com. Retrieved 11 November 2013.