Kris Durham

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Kris Durham
No. -- Free agent
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-03-17) March 17, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth: Rome, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: Calhoun (GA)
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 4 / Pick: 107
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Georgia Sportswriters Association 2005 AA All-State Team
  • Georgia Sportswriters Association 2005 Class AA Defensive Player of the Year
  • CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III First Team
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Receptions: 55
Receiving yards: 699
Receiving touchdowns: 3
Player stats at

Kris Durham (born March 17, 1988) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Georgia. Durham has also played for the Seattle Seahawks, Detroit Lions and Tennessee Titans.

High school career[edit]

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 Yellow Jackets to a 14–1 record and an appearance in the state championship under coach Hal Lamb.[1] Coming out of high school Durham was rated as a 3-star prospect by both and Rivals Inc.[2][3] Durham signed a scholarship to play for the University of Georgia and enrolled in January 2006.

College career[edit]

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.[4] 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.[5]

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).[6]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
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

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

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.[7]

In the 2011 season, Durham only played in three regular season games for Seattle[8] before being placed on the injured reserve list.[9]

Detroit Lions[edit]

Durham was cut at the end of the Seahawks' training camp in 2012.[10] He signed with the Detroit Lions practice squad on September 2, 2012,[11] and was elevated to the active roster on December 4,[12] joining his former college roommate,[13] quarterback Matthew Stafford. Durham recorded his first NFL touchdown catch in the Lions final 2012 game on December 30, on a 25-yard pass from Stafford.[14]

Durham enjoyed a more regular role in the Lions 2013 season, being elevated to a starter after a Week 3 injury to Nate Burleson.

The Lions cut Durham prior to the 2014 regular season.[15]

Tennessee Titans[edit]

On August 31, 2014, Durham was claimed off waivers by the Tennessee Titans.[16]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

Durham signed with the Oakland Raiders in June 2015.


Durham is the brother-in-law of Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Blake Wood.[13][17]