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 Kendall Wright 1
Kendall Wright
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pittsburg, Texas

High School:
Pittsburg HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 190

Position:
IR

Experience:
4L

02/14/2012

Football Foursome Invited to 2012 NFL Combine

Griffin III one of four Bears to work out at pre-draft NFL event.

01/14/2012

Baylor Athletics: An Unrivaled Golden Era

These are `Best of Times' for Baylor Bears

01/02/2012

Football Trio Invited to Senior Bowl

Kendall Wright, Philip Blake and Terrance Ganaway to represent Bears

12/30/2011

Baylor, Washington Postgame Notes

No. 12 Baylor 67, Washington 56

12/29/2011

No. 12 Football Preps for Alamo Bowl, Washington

Bears seeking its first 10-win season in program history

12/29/2011

Alamo Bowl - AP Photo Gallery

Alamo Bowl, No. 12 Baylor vs. Washington - AP Photo Gallery

12/29/2011

Baylor AlamoBowl vs. Washington - 12/29/2011

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12/03/2011

Baylor Football vs. Texas - 12/03/2011

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11/26/2011

AP Photos: No. 21 Baylor vs. Texas Tech

AP Photos: No. 21 Baylor vs. Texas Tech

11/26/2011

Baylor Football vs. Texas Tech - 11/26/2011

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2011 FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICA
2011 FIRST-TEAM ALL-Big 12
2012 SENIOR BOW INVITEE
2012 NFL DRAFT SCOUTING COMBINE
2011 BILETNIKOFF AWARD SEMIFINALIST
2010 SECOND-TEAM ALL-BIG 12

All-American, most prolific receiver in Baylor history... All-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and receiving TDs... Set or tied 16 school records in four-year career... Three-time All-Big 12 honoree and four-year starter... Named 2011 first-team All-American by CBSSports.com and Pro Football Weekly, and second-team All-American by SI.com, FoxSportsNext.com and AP... Consensus 2011 first-team All-Big 12 receiver... Invited to participate in 2012 Senior Bowl... 2012 NFL Scouting Combine invitee... 2011 Biletnikoff Award semifinalist... Owns or shares 16 school receiving records, including career (302) and single-season (108 in 2011) receptions, career (4,004), single-season (1,663) and single-game (208) receiving yards and career (30) and single-season (14) receiving touchdowns... Started 41 career games (played all 50 games of career)... Caught at least one pass in all 50 games of career... School-record 19 career 100-yard receiving games... Scored career TDs by rush, pass and catch... Ranked third nationally and led Big 12 with 1,663 (127.9 ypg) receiving yards as senior in 2011... Ranked seventh nationally and second in Big 12 with 8.3 receptions-per-game in 2011... Totaled nine 100-yard games in 2011...Former member of Baylor basketball squad... Vertical leap measured at 40 inches... Has squatted 550 pounds.

2011 (Senior): Played all 13 games, started 12 at inside receiver and earned All-America and All-Big 12 honors... Named first-team All-American honors by Athlon, CBSSports.com, Phil Steele and Pro Football Weekly and second-team All-American by AP, SI.com, Yahoo!/Rivals.com and FoxSportsNext.com... Named first-team All-Big 12 by league's coaches, AP, Dallas Morning News, ESPN.com, CBSSports.com, Yahoo!/Rivals.com, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Kansas City Star, San Antonio Express-News, Waco Tribune-Herald and Phil Steele... Biletnikoff Award semifinalist... Ranked third nationally and led Big 12 with 1,663 (127.9 ypg) receiving yards... Ranked seventh nationally and second in Big 12 with 8.3 receptions-per-game... Totaled nine 100-yard games... Set or tied 16 school records: [six career - receptions (302), receiving yards (4,004), receiving TDs (30), 100-yard games (19), 200-yard games (2), all-purpose yards (4,479), consecutive games with reception (50); seven single-season - receptions (108), receiving yards (1,663), receiving TDs (14), 100-yard games (9), all-purpose yards (1,772), consecutive games with reception (13); three single-game - receptions (12, tied), receiving yards (208) and receiving TDs (3, tied)]... In addition to 108 receptions and 1,663 yards (15.4 yards-per-catch), rushed 10 times for 72 yards (7.2 yards-per-rush), had five punt returns for 37 yards... Also completed 2-of-3 passes for 55 yards and one touchdown... Tied school record with 12 receptions for 189 yards and two TDs in season-opening win over No. 14 TCU... Also completed 2-of-2 passes for 55 yards, including 40-yard TD and 15-yard pass on 3rd-and-10 to extend eventual game-winning drive... Had eight catches for 123 yards and one TD in win over SFA in second game... Hauled in 11 catches for 108 yards and one TD in win over Rice (third game)... Broke school record with 201 receiving yards on nine catches and school-record tying three TDs at No. 14 Kansas State (fourth game)... K-State game was sixth straight 100-yard receiving game, dating back to 2010... Caught eight passes for 69 yards and one TD in win over Iowa State (fifth game)... Had seven catches for 67 yards and one TD at No. 21 Texas A&M in sixth game... Caught 11 passes for 117 yards at No. 3 Oklahoma State in seventh game... OSU game snapped streak of games with TD catch at seven straight... Had seven receptions for 97 yards in win over Missouri (eighth game)... Caught eight passes for 102 yards in win at Kansas in ninth game... Broke own school record with 208 receiving yards on eight catches with one TD in win over No. 5 Oklahoma in 10th game... Had six catches for 125 yards and two touchdowns in win over Texas Tech (11th game)... Caught six passes for 166 yards and one TD in win over Texas in 12th game... Had seven receptions for 91 yards and one TD (also four rushes for 28 yards) in Alamo Bowl win over Washington.

2010 (Junior): Played all 13 games, started 11 at inside receiver and earned All-Big 12 honors... Named second-team All-Big 12 by league's coaches, Phil Steele, Dallas Morning News, San Antonio Express-News (honorable mention by AP)... Named first-team "All-Texas" by Dave Campbell's Texas Football publication... Member of Biletnikoff Award watch list... Broke school record for receptions in season (78), single-game receptions (12, tied) and consecutive games with reception in one season (13)... Finished third in school single-season history in receiving yardage (952) and tied for eighth in TDs (7)... Led team with 78 receptions and 952 yards (12.2 yards-per-catch)... Rushed eight times for 53 yards (6.6 yards-per-rush), had two punt returns for five yards... Also completed 2-of-2 passes for 59 yards and one touchdown... 6.0 receptions-per-game ranked sixth in Big 12 and 25th nationally... 73.2 yards-per-game ranked fifth in Big 12... Had five games of 100-plus receiving yards... Had five catches for 128 yards, including 61-yard TD, in win over Buffalo in second game... Threw 50-yard TD pass to fellow receiver Terrance Williams in win over Kansas in fifth game, also had 50-yard reception and rushed for 18 yards in same game... Made career-high 11 catches (145 yards) including career-long 62-yard TD vs. Texas Tech in sixth game... Also completed 9-yard pass and returned two punts (five yards) vs. Tech - 151 all-purpose yards... Had two catches (113 yards) including season-high two TDs in win over Kansas State in eighth game... Tied school's single-game reception mark and broke Texas Bowl record with game-high 12 catches for 127 yards and TD vs. Illinois.

2009 (Sophomore): Team's top receiver played all 12 games and started 11 at inside receiver as sophomore in 2009... Earned All-Big 12 honors (second team by Waco Tribune-Herald; third team by Phil Steele; honorable mention by coaches and AP)... Named second-team "All-Texas" by Dave Campbell's Texas Football publication... Led team in receptions (66), receiving yards (740) and receiving touchdowns (four) on season... 66 catches ranks third on school's single-season receptions list... Ranked seventh in Big 12 Conference with 5.5 receptions per game... 61.7 receiving yards per game ranked 10th in Big 12... Finished season with 28 rushing attempts for 132 yards and one TD... Also had four passing attempts (zero completions, two interceptions) and returned one kick for 8 yards... Had season-high 51 rushing yards (four carries) and rushing TD in season-opening win at Wake Forest, also caught four passes... Had first of three 100-yard receiving games in third game vs. Northwestern State, totaled 105 yards and career-high-tying two TDs receiving, also had 44 yards rushing... Caught then-career-high nine passes for 125 yards in win over Kent State in fourth game... Set career-high of 149 receiving yards and tied career high with two TDs in upset at Missouri in ninth game... Season-long reception with 59-yard TD catch in fourth quarter vs. MU... Made seven receptions vs. No. 2 Texas in 10th game.

2008 (True Freshman): True freshman burst on scene immediately, playing all 12 games and leading team in receptions, receiving yards and TD catches... Selected honorable mention freshman All-America by CollegeFootballNews.com... Totaled 50 catches, 649 yards and five touchdowns receiving, as well as 168 yards and one score on 29 rushes for season... Set BU freshman records for receptions (50) and receiving yards (649)... Ranked 21st in Big 12 in both receptions per game (4.2) and average receiving yards (54.1)... One of six true freshmen to play for Baylor in 2008... First-string inside receiver made eight starts... Had two catches for 21 yards and two carries for nine yards in collegiate debut in opener vs. No. 23 Wake Forest... Scored first career touchdown in third game vs. Washington State, on a 10-yard end around... Logged first 100-yard receiving game at Connecticut in fourth game, had 114 yards and career-first TD reception on six catches... Set season-highs for receptions (seven), receiving yards (132) and touchdowns (two, one a 51-yarder) in win over Iowa State in sixth game... Matched season high of seven receptions (80 yards) the following week at No. 8 Oklahoma State... Had a career-high five rushes vs. No. 14 Missouri in ninth game, gained 24 yards... Ran for a career-high 53 yards on four carries at No. 5 Texas in 10th game, including a season-long 34-yard run... Also caught season-long 55-yard TD catch vs. Longhorns... Scored on a PAT catch in season finale at No. 7 Texas Tech... Played for Scott Drew on Baylor basketball squad during offseason... Scored 10 points in 13 games played as reserve guard.

High School:  Pittsburg High School, Pittsburg, Texas... Three-sport standout earned all-state honors in football, basketball and track as prep... 3-star Rivals.com and Scout.com recruit... No. 47 on SuperPrep's Texas 110 list... Ranked 81st on Dallas Morning News' State Top 100 list... Listed among top 50 recruits on Waco Tribune-Herald's Top 100 list... Also listed on both Fort Worth Star-Telegram's and Houston Chronicle's Texas Top 100... Ranked 35th on San Antonio Express-News Texas Top 100... No. 48 on Austin American-Statesman's Fab 55 list... Rated nation's 64th-best athlete by Rivals.com and is listed 67th by Scout.com... Listed among state's Top 20 receivers on Texas Football magazine's Texas Top 300... 2007 second-team Class 3A All-State cornerback selection by Texas Sports Writers Association and honorable-mention by The Associated Press after registering 33 tackles, five interceptions, four fumble recoveries and pair of defensive touchdowns... Tyler Morning Telegram first-team All-East Texas selection as utility player after leading Pittsburg to its first playoff win in some 20 years as senior... Also earned first-team 2007 All-East Texas honors from Longview News Journal as cornerback... As Pirates' quarterback in 2007, rushed for 1,069 yards and 15 touchdowns threw for 1,170 yards and nine scores... In both 2006 and 2007, was second-team All-District 16-3A performer as both quarterback and cornerback... As junior, accounted for 26 total touchdowns and passed for 850 yards... Produced quadruple-double on basketball court as senior and averaged 24.5 points, six rebounds, five assists and five steals per game en route to 2007 East Texas Player of Year honors from Tyler Morning Telegram... Three-time member of Tyler Morning Telegram All-East Texas Team... All-state basketball selection as junior... 2007 Texas Class 3A state long jump (24-0 3/4) and triple jump (48-5 1/4) champion... Captured 2008 Class 3A gold medal in triple jump with meet-record leap of 50-8 3/4 and placed fifth in 3A 100 meters (11.00)... Named to Pittsburg's A-B Honor Roll... Served as youth basketball coach in Pittsburg community... 40-inch vertical jump... Coached by Robert Manley at District 16-3A school.

Personal:  Son of Kelvin McCain and Tameika Wright, Kendall Wright was born on Nov. 12, 1989, in Mount Pleasant, Texas... Majoring in general studies.

CAREER STATS
Receiving
Year G/GS Rec Yds Avg TD LP/Opponent
2008 12/8 50 649 13.0 5 55/at Texas (TD)
2009 12/11 66 740 11.2 4 59/at Missouri (TD)
2010 13/11 78 952 12.2 7 62/at Texas Tech (TD)
2011 13/12 108 1,663 15.4 14 87/Oklahoma (TD)
Career 50/42 302 4,004 13.3 30 87/Oklahoma, 2011 (TD)
Rushing
Year G/GS Att Yds Avg TD LP/Opponent
2008 12/8 29 168 5.8 1 34/at Texas
2009 12/11 28 132 4.7 1 37/at Wake Forest (TD)
2010 13/11 8 53 6.6 0 16/Kansas
2011 13/12 10 72 7.2 0 19/at Kansas State
Career 50/42 75 425 5.7 2 37/at Wake Forest, 2009 (TD)
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