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Jarius Wright
WR #17
Height:
5-10
Weight:
191
Age:
26
College:
Arkansas
Hometown:
Warren, AR
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2015 POST):

REC
1
YDS
9
AVG
9
TDS
0
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 124 1,774 14.3 87 7 8 111 13.9 29 0 1 1
2015 MIN 16 3 34 442 13 52 0 1 29 29 29 0 1 1
2014 MIN 16 7 42 588 14 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 @SF L 3-20 1 27 27 27 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 DET W 26-16 1 17 17 17 0 1 29 29 29 0 -- --
3 SD W 31-14 3 28 9.3 17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @DEN L 20-23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 KC W 16-10 2 69 34.5 52 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 @DET W 28-19 3 31 10.3 16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 @CHI W 23-20 1 8 8 8 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 STL W 21-18 1 12 12 12 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 @OAK W 30-14 1 2 2 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 GB L 13-30 4 50 12.5 18 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 @ATL W 20-10 2 13 6.5 8 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 SEA L 7-38 2 24 12 17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 @ARI L 20-23 5 51 10.2 22 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
15 CHI W 38-17 3 32 10.7 15 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 NYG W 49-17 3 57 19 21 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
17 @GB W 20-13 2 21 10.5 11 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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BIOGRAPHY

2015 GP/GS             Career GP/GS             Playoffs GP/GS

      16/3                           55/14                          2/1

• Signed a contract extension with the Vikings prior to the start of the 2015 season.

• Had career-bests in receptions (42), receiving yards (588), rushing yards (71) and all-purpose yards (659) in 2014.  

• Had the 2nd longest reception in the 2014 NFL season, an 87-yard game-winning TD in OT.

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 Posted a Vikings season-long 52-yard reception vs. Kansas City (10/18)…Also 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 (12/9/12), Wright joined T Matt Kalil, TE Rhett Ellison, CB Josh Robinson and S Harrison Smith...Selected in 4th round (#134 overall) in 2012…Joined 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.

2015 GP/GS             Career GP/GS             Playoffs GP/GS

      16/3                           55/14                          2/1

• Signed a contract extension with the Vikings prior to the start of the 2015 season.

• Had career-bests in receptions (42), receiving yards (588), rushing yards (71) and all-purpose yards (659) in 2014.  

• Had the 2nd longest reception in the 2014 NFL season, an 87-yard game-winning TD in OT.

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 Posted a Vikings season-long 52-yard reception vs. Kansas City (10/18)…Also 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 (12/9/12), Wright joined T Matt Kalil, TE Rhett Ellison, CB Josh Robinson and S Harrison Smith...Selected in 4th round (#134 overall) in 2012…Joined 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.

2015 Signed contract extension prior to the start of the regular season…Logged 34 catches for 442 yards in 16 games (3 starts)…Topped 50 yards receiving twice in three weeks after posting 5 catches for 51 yards at Arizona (12/10) and 3 catches for a season-high 57 yards vs. NY Giants (12/27)…Notched a career-long 29-yard carry on a reverse vs. Detroit (10/4)…Recorded a 52-yard catch vs. Kansas City (10/18), the second straight year he has posted the Vikings season-long reception.

2014 Played in all 16 games, starting 7...Posted a career-best 588 receiving yards and 71 rushing yards, amassing 659 all-purpose yards and 2 receiving TDs...Became the first Viking to record multiple 100-yard receiving games in a single season since Percy Harvin in 2012...524 of Wright’s 588 yards and both TDs came from Bridgewater...Scored the game-winning TD in OT against NYJ (12/7/14), when he took a screen pass from Bridgewater 87 yards to paydirt, giving the Vikings the 30-24 win...Finished with 123 yards and 1 TD against NYJ (12/7), paired with Charles Johnon’s 103 yards and 1 TD, becoming the first WR duo to both over over 100 yards since Nate Burleson (134) and Randy Moss (102) at Detroit (12/19/04)..

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...Caught 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 receiving yards…His 24 career receiving TDs rank 2nd in school history and tied for 15th in SEC history…Wright had 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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