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Jarius Wright
WR #17
Height:
5-10
Weight:
180
Age:
25
College:
Arkansas
Hometown:
Warren, AR
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2014):

REC
39
YDS
565
AVG
14.5
TDS
2
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 87 1,309 15 87 7 7 82 11.7 27 0 0 0
2014 MIN 15 7 39 565 14.5 87T 2 5 71 14.2 27 0 -- --
2013 MIN 16 3 26 434 16.7 42 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 MIN 7 1 22 310 14.1 65 2 2 11 5.5 8 0 -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @STL W 34-6 2 25 12.5 15 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 NE L 7-30 1 12 12 12 0 1 -5 -5 -5 0 -- --
3 @NO L 9-20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 ATL W 41-28 8 132 16.5 52 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 @GB L 10-42 3 27 9 18 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 DET L 3-17 4 17 4.3 6 0 1 21 21 21 0 -- --
7 @BUF L 16-17 4 60 15 28 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 @TB W 19-13 2 13 6.5 17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 WAS W 29-26 2 29 14.5 21 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 @CHI L 13-21 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 GB L 21-24 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 CAR W 31-13 2 40 20 35 0 1 5 5 5 0 -- --
14 NYJ W 30-24 4 123 30.8 87 1 1 23 23 23 0 -- --
15 @DET L 14-16 4 49 12.3 16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 @MIA L 35-37 3 38 12.7 20 1 1 27 27 27 0 -- --

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BIOGRAPHY

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2012 (7/1, 1/1), 2013 (16/3). Total- 23/4, 1/1.

  • • High school and collegiate teammates with fellow 4th-Round Draft pick Greg Childs. 
  • • Caught 2 longest passes by a Viking in 2012 as a rookie.  

OFF THE FIELD Studied sociology at Arkansas and was named to the Razorback Honor Roll in the fall of 2011 based on his performance in the classroom...Sponsors an AAU basketball team in his hometown...Avid outdoorsman, enjoys fishing, hiking and boating...Father is a retired Arkansas state trooper and Army reservist.

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2012 (7/1, 1/1), 2013 (16/3). Total- 23/4, 1/1.

  • • High school and collegiate teammates with fellow 4th-Round Draft pick Greg Childs. 
  • • Caught 2 longest passes by a Viking in 2012 as a rookie.  

OFF THE FIELD Studied sociology at Arkansas and was named to the Razorback Honor Roll in the fall of 2011 based on his performance in the classroom...Sponsors an AAU basketball team in his hometown...Avid outdoorsman, enjoys fishing, hiking and boating...Father is a retired Arkansas state trooper and Army reservist.

PRO Had 2 longest catches by Vikings during his rookie season in 2012 with 65 and 54-yarders...Helped set Vikings record when 5 rookies started game vs. Chicago (12/9), Wright joined T Matt Kalil, FB Rhett Ellison, CB Josh Robinson and S Harrison Smith...Selected in 4th round (#134 overall) in 2012…Joins former college and high school teammate Greg Childs in the Vikings 2012 draft class...Was the 1st of 3 Vikings picks in the 4th Round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

2013 Scored career-high 3 TDs in his 2nd season...Hauled in career-long 95 receiving yards vs. Philadelphia (12/15) in upset win over the playoff-bound Eagles...Lone catch at Cincinnati (12/22) was a 36-yard TD from Matt Cassel...Started season finale game vs. Detroit (12/29), the final game at Mall of America Field...Reeled in a career-best pair of TD catches at Seattle (11/17), a 38-yarder from Christian Ponder and a 21-yarder from Matt Cassel, also started game in place of injured Greg Jennings...Had 28-yard pass vs. Washington (11/7)...Had season-high 3 catches vs. Cleveland (9/22)...Hauled in 21-yard pass at Chicago (9/15), his 1st catch of the season...Saw action in season opener at Detroit (9/8).

2012 Hauled in 2 TDs on the season to lead Vikings rookies...Played in final 7 regular season games and the Wild Card playoff at Green Bay with 1 start in regular season vs. Chicago (12/9)...Reeled in the 2 longest passes on the Vikings season with 65 yarder vs. Green Bay (12/30) and 54-yarder vs. Detroit (11/11)...His 1st NFL reception in his 1st game was 54-yard strike from Christian Ponder vs. Detroit (11/11)...Had career-high 7 catches in his 2nd career game at Chicago (11/25)...Scored 1st career TD on 3-yarder from Ponder vs. Detroit (11/11)...Hauled in 8-yard score vs. Green Bay (12/30) in season finale.

COLLEGE Appeared in 50 games during his Arkansas career, making 44 starts…Missed only 1 game during his career, in 2011 vs. Troy…Wright is 1st in the Arkansas record books with receptions (168) and receiving yards (2,934)…Ranks 5th all-time in SEC history in receving yards…His 24 career receiving TDs ranks 2nd in school history and tied for 15th in SEC history…Wright has 9 100+ yard games, which is tied for 2nd in program history…Set single-season records for Arkansas in 2011 with 66 receptions, 1,117 yards and 12 TDs despite missing 1 game…SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week after torching Texas A&M in 2011 with 13 receptions for 281 yards and 2 TDs, the 281 yards was 2nd in SEC history and an Arkansas single-game record…Hauled in a career long 89-yard TD in 2010 versus Mississippi State…Was Arkansas’ Outstanding Offensive Player in the Liberty Bowl vs. East Carolina in 2009 when he had 4 catches for 90 yards and 1 TD.

PREP Named to the 2007 All-State team at Warren High School in Warren, AR and the 2007 All-Arkansas team by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette…Earned a spot on the AP Super Team…Racked up 58 receptions for 1,350 yards and 15 TDs as a senior…Had 3 returns (1 KR, 2 PR) for TDs during the ’07 season…All-State choice during his junior season when he finished with 51 receptions, 1,086 yards and 15 TDs to go with 5 return TDs (3 KR, 2 PR).

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