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James Wright
WR #86
Height:
6-1
Weight:
201
Age:
23
College:
Louisiana State
Hometown:
Buras, La.
Experience:
R

Quick Stats (2014):

REC
5
YDS
91
AVG
18.2
TDS
0
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 5 91 18.2 30 0 3 30 10 13 0 0 0
2014 CIN 11 0 5 91 18.2 30 0 3 30 10 13 0 -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @BAL W 23-16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 ATL W 24-10 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 TEN W 33-7 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 @NE L 17-43 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 CAR L 37-37 1 24 24 24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 @IND L 0-27 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 BAL W 27-24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 JAC W 33-23 -- -- -- -- -- 1 11 11 11 0 -- --
10 CLE L 3-24 0 0 -- -- 0 1 13 13 13 0 -- --
11 @NO W 27-10 1 8 8 8 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 @HOU W 22-13 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 @TB W 14-13 3 59 19.7 30 0 1 6 6 6 0 -- --
14 PIT L 21-42 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 @CLE W 30-0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 DEN W 37-28 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
17 @PIT L 17-27 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

      A 2014 seventh-round draft selection, Wright earned spot on Bengals season-opening roster after strong play in training camp and preseason ... Had first career reception on Oct. 12 vs. Carolina, a 24-yard catch late in overtime to put Bengals in FG range ... Led team with receiving yards on Nov. 30 at Tampa Bay, including acrobatic 30-yard reception to convert third down in fourth quarter to keep clock moving ... Was a special teams mainstay in his rookie year, with five special teams tackles and a forced fumble on a punt return ... Played in 50 college games and earned four letters for an elite program that posted an overall 44-9 record ... Special teams captain as a senior.

      A 2014 seventh-round draft selection, Wright earned spot on Bengals season-opening roster after strong play in training camp and preseason ... Had first career reception on Oct. 12 vs. Carolina, a 24-yard catch late in overtime to put Bengals in FG range ... Led team with receiving yards on Nov. 30 at Tampa Bay, including acrobatic 30-yard reception to convert third down in fourth quarter to keep clock moving ... Was a special teams mainstay in his rookie year, with five special teams tackles and a forced fumble on a punt return ... Played in 50 college games and earned four letters for an elite program that posted an overall 44-9 record ... Special teams captain as a senior.

      Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in seventh round of 2014 NFL Draft (239th overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 5-21-14.

      2014 highlights: Played in Games 2-12 and had five catches for 91 yards, three rushes for 30 yards, five special teams tackles and a forced fumble on special teams ... Inactive for Game 1 (concussion) and Games 13-16 (knee) ... Made NFL debut Sept. 14 vs. Atlanta, with one special teams tackle ... Had first career reception on Oct. 12 vs. Carolina in overtime, a 24-yard catch putting the Bengals in FG range ... Had an 11-yard rush on a reverse play and one special teams tackle on Nov. 2 vs. Jacksonville, and teamed with CB Dre Kirkpatrick to down a Kevin Huber punt at the Jacksonville six ... On Nov. 6 vs. Cleveland, had a 13-yard rush on a reverse play and forced a fumble by Jim Leonhard on kickoff coverage, with Bengals recovering ... Also vs. Cleveland, teamed with Dre Kirkpatrick to down a punt at the Cleveland three-yard line ... Had one catch for eight yards, converting a third-and-eight play, on Nov. 16 at New Orleans ... Enjoyed his best game as a pro on Nov. 30 at Tampa Bay, leading team in receiving yards with 59 on three receptions, including a key 30-yard reception on third down in the fourth quarter to keep clock moving ... Also at Tampa Bay, had a 12-yard reception on third down on an eventual Bengals TD drive and had one rush for six yards.

    College highlights: Played four seasons (2010-13) at LSU, seeing action in 11 or more games each season ... Totaled 25 receptions for 304 yards (12.2). 2013—Played in every game for 10-3 team and won team’s “Wild Tiger” trophy for accumulating team’s highest total of special teams “production points,” including 12 special teams tackles ... Two special teams fumble recoveries, including a crucial takeaway in victory over TCU ... No receptions, but cited by coaches for outstanding blocking performance on offense. 2012—Played in all 13 games, with four starts, for 10-3 team ... Had 18 receptions for 242 yards ... Posted career-bests in receptions (five) and receiving yards (75) in win over Washington ... Career-long 48-yard reception, on diving catch vs. Mississippi. 2011—Played in all 14 games for 13-1 team that was unbeaten before falling to Alabama in national title game ... His two starts came in regular-season win over Alabama, and in the title game loss to Crimson Tide ... Came on strong in spring practice and entered season with a “Most Improved” award ... Totaled two receptions for 20 yards. 2010—Played in 12 games for an 11-2 team as a freshman, with two receptions for 21 yards.

    High school: Attended Belle Chasse High School, in Greater New Orleans, where he earned Class 4A all-state honors as a senior in 2009 ... As a junior, had 18 TD catches for a state championship winner ... Averaged 18 yards per catch over his last two seasons ... Finished career with 39 TD catches.

    Personal: Hometown is Buras, La. ... Business administration major at LSU, with concentration in management.

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