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Major Wright
S #31
Height:
5-11
Weight:
204
Age:
27
College:
Florida
Hometown:
Lauderdale Lakes, FL
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2015 PRE):

TCKL
1
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 304 226 78 0.0 0 19 9 151 -- 45 3 3 2
2014 TB 12 7 51 34 17 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 CHI 15 15 100 78 22 0.0 0 3 2 46 23 38 1 2 --
2012 CHI 16 16 71 52 19 0.0 0 8 4 45 11.3 45 1 1 2
2011 CHI 12 11 58 42 16 0.0 0 7 3 60 20 36 1 0 --
2010 CHI 11 0 24 20 4 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Signed by Tampa Bay on April 7, 2014, as an unrestricted free agent from Chicago.

ORIGINALLY ENTERED NFL:

  • Originally entered the league as a third-round pick, (75th overall) of the Chicago Bears in the 2010 NFL Draft.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Has started 49-of-66 career games, recording 243 tackles, 19 passes defensed, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and nine interceptions, with three returned for touchdowns.
  • Notched single-game career-high 13 tackles at Cleveland (11/2/14).
  • Tallied a career-high 100 tackles in 2013.
  • Started all 16 games for the first time in his career in 2012.
  • Registered a career-high four interceptions in 2012.
  • Has one career multi-interception game, vs. Dallas (10/1/12).
  • Started in 11-of-12 games in 2011.
  • Notched three consecutive games with an interception: in Week 9 at Philadelphia (11/07/11), Week 10 against Detroit (11/13/11) and Week 11 against San Diego (11/20/11).
  • Returned first interception for a touchdown against Detroit (11/13/11).
  • Recorded first career interception at Philadelphia (11/7/11).
  • Made first career start against Atlanta (9/11/11) tallying four tackles.
  • Played in two postseason games in 2010, totaling eight tackles and one pass defensed.
  • Made NFL debut vs. Detroit (9/12/10).
  • Notched four tackles at Detroit (12/7).

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Played in 12 games, starting seven, and recorded 51 tackles, including two for loss, and one pass defensed.
  • Made Buccaneers debut in season opener vs. Carolina (9/7).
  • Played in a reserve role vs. St. Louis and registered one tackle.
  • Notched one tackle at Atlanta (9/18)
  • Started first game as a Buccaneer in win at Pittsburgh and registered nine tackles.
  • Started at New Orleans (10/5) and recorded four tackles and a pass defensed.
  • Started vs. Baltimore (10/12) and collected five tackles.
  • Played in reserve role vs. Minnesota (10/26).
  • Entered starting lineup at Cleveland (11/2) and responded with career-high and team-leading 13 tackles, including one for loss.
  • Recorded four tackles, including one for loss, vs. Atlanta (11/9).
  • Registered nine tackles in win at Washington (11/16).
  • Posted two tackles at Chicago (11/23) as part of defensive unit that allowed just 204 total yards and 112 passing yards.
  • Active, but did not play, nursing a shoulder injury vs. Cincinnati (11/30).
  • Returned to action at Detroit (12/7), tallying four tackles.
  • Inactive with a rib injury at Carolina (12/14).
  • Placed on Injured Reserve on December 16.

COLLEGE/PERSONAL:

  • Started 33-of-41 games at Florida (2007-09), totaling 165 tackles, 10 pass breakups, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and eight interceptions, with one returned for a touchdown.
  • Helped Florida win the 2008 BCS National Championship collecting nine tackles and one interception in a win against Oklahoma.
  • Attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida).
  • Started for the East in the U.S. Army All-American Game and was nominated for the National U.S. Army Player of the Year Award.
  • Started three-years at safety at St. Thomas Aquinas, helping lead the team to the 2006 state title game.
  • First-team all-county and all-state selection during his junior and senior seasons.
  • Born Major Wright on July 1, 1988 in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida.

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Signed by Tampa Bay on April 7, 2014, as an unrestricted free agent from Chicago.

ORIGINALLY ENTERED NFL:

  • Originally entered the league as a third-round pick, (75th overall) of the Chicago Bears in the 2010 NFL Draft.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Has started 49-of-66 career games, recording 243 tackles, 19 passes defensed, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and nine interceptions, with three returned for touchdowns.
  • Notched single-game career-high 13 tackles at Cleveland (11/2/14).
  • Tallied a career-high 100 tackles in 2013.
  • Started all 16 games for the first time in his career in 2012.
  • Registered a career-high four interceptions in 2012.
  • Has one career multi-interception game, vs. Dallas (10/1/12).
  • Started in 11-of-12 games in 2011.
  • Notched three consecutive games with an interception: in Week 9 at Philadelphia (11/07/11), Week 10 against Detroit (11/13/11) and Week 11 against San Diego (11/20/11).
  • Returned first interception for a touchdown against Detroit (11/13/11).
  • Recorded first career interception at Philadelphia (11/7/11).
  • Made first career start against Atlanta (9/11/11) tallying four tackles.
  • Played in two postseason games in 2010, totaling eight tackles and one pass defensed.
  • Made NFL debut vs. Detroit (9/12/10).
  • Notched four tackles at Detroit (12/7).

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Played in 12 games, starting seven, and recorded 51 tackles, including two for loss, and one pass defensed.
  • Made Buccaneers debut in season opener vs. Carolina (9/7).
  • Played in a reserve role vs. St. Louis and registered one tackle.
  • Notched one tackle at Atlanta (9/18)
  • Started first game as a Buccaneer in win at Pittsburgh and registered nine tackles.
  • Started at New Orleans (10/5) and recorded four tackles and a pass defensed.
  • Started vs. Baltimore (10/12) and collected five tackles.
  • Played in reserve role vs. Minnesota (10/26).
  • Entered starting lineup at Cleveland (11/2) and responded with career-high and team-leading 13 tackles, including one for loss.
  • Recorded four tackles, including one for loss, vs. Atlanta (11/9).
  • Registered nine tackles in win at Washington (11/16).
  • Posted two tackles at Chicago (11/23) as part of defensive unit that allowed just 204 total yards and 112 passing yards.
  • Active, but did not play, nursing a shoulder injury vs. Cincinnati (11/30).
  • Returned to action at Detroit (12/7), tallying four tackles.
  • Inactive with a rib injury at Carolina (12/14).
  • Placed on Injured Reserve on December 16.

COLLEGE/PERSONAL:

  • Started 33-of-41 games at Florida (2007-09), totaling 165 tackles, 10 pass breakups, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and eight interceptions, with one returned for a touchdown.
  • Helped Florida win the 2008 BCS National Championship collecting nine tackles and one interception in a win against Oklahoma.
  • Attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida).
  • Started for the East in the U.S. Army All-American Game and was nominated for the National U.S. Army Player of the Year Award.
  • Started three-years at safety at St. Thomas Aquinas, helping lead the team to the 2006 state title game.
  • First-team all-county and all-state selection during his junior and senior seasons.
  • Born Major Wright on July 1, 1988 in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida.
 

Recent Videos

  • Bucs in the Bay: Major Wright

    Posted Feb 26, 2015

    Buccaneers Safety Major Wright tackles his favorite meal of the day at The Bungalow restaurant in Tampa.

  • Insider: Wright on "Rush and Cover"

    Posted Nov 19, 2014

    Buccaneers Insider catches up with Safety Major Wright about the Bucs great defensive performance against the Redskins, and how the defensive unit as a whole is continuing to buy in to the scheme.