K.J. Wright was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played 11 years in the league, making his debut in 2003. His best season came in 2008, where he recorded five interceptions and three forced fumbles. In 2009, he signed a two year contract with the Atlanta Falcons. After the 2011 season, he decided to retire from football.

2. K.J.

Wright’s name is pronounced “keen jay”. He was born on October 26th, 1983. He grew up in North Carolina and attended high school at Durham Academy. He went to college at the University of Miami. He was selected in the 2002 NFL draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. He was traded to the Atlanta Falcons in 2009. He retired in 2011.


Wright High School football journey

He began playing football while attending high school at Durham Academy in Durham, NC. He was recruited by many colleges including Clemson, Duke, Wake Forest, North Carolina State, Georgia Tech, and Miami. He chose to attend the University of Miami. While playing for the Hurricanes, he was a member of the 2001 National Championship team and was named first-team All-American in 2004. He finished his collegiate career with 12 interceptions and 10 forced fumbles. He was drafted in the second round of 2002 NFL draft by the Chiefs. He played 11 seasons in the NFL.

4. Wright in 2010

In 2010, he signed a two-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons, but ended up retiring after the 2011 season. He had been suffering from a knee injury since the beginning of the season. He played in only eight games in 2011. He was released by the Falcons on September 30, 2012.

5. Career

Wright started his professional career in 2002 and played 11 seasons in the league. He spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs (2003–2007), Atlanta Falcons (2008–2011), and New York Jets (2012). He was a defensive back who could play both cornerback and safety. He was known for his speed and ball skills. He was considered a good leader for the Chiefs defense. He was a hard worker and was always willing to help out teammates. He had a reputation for being a good teammate. He was voted the Most Valuable Player in the 2007 AFC Championship game. He was named to the Pro Bowl six times. He was a two-time First Team All-Pro selection. He was also named to the All-Decade Team of the 2000s. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2019.



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