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Wright Leads NFL Rookie Receivers in Catches

Posted by Gary Glenn on November 7, 2012 – 4:32 pm

The Titans knew what they were getting when they made Kendall Wright the 20th overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft. But the rookie wide receiver from Baylor has arguably exceeded expectations.

Wright leads all NFL rookies in 2012 with 42 receptions, already matching the number achieved by Kenny Britt in 2009 and Jerry LeVias in 1969 as the sixth-highest in franchise history.

With three receptions this week at Miami, Wright will have the fourth-best rookie reception total in team annals and the most since Ernest Givins’ 61 catches in 1986.

The team’s rookie record of 72 receptions was set by Bill Groman in the club’s inaugural season of 1960.

Wright’s current pace projects to 74 receptions over 16 games.

Most receptions by a rookie in franchise history:

72 – Bill Groman (WR) – 1960
61 – Ernest Givins (WR) – 1986
56 – Sid Blanks (RB) – 1964
44 – Charlie Hennigan (WR) – 1960
43 – Chris Johnson (RB) – 2008
42 – Kendall Wright (WR) – 2012
42 – Kenny Britt (WR) – 2009
42 – Jerry LeVias (WR) – 1969

Posted in titansonline.com Blog | 4 Comments »

4 Responses to “Wright Leads NFL Rookie Receivers in Catches”

  1. By addicted2football on Nov 8, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t care what the so called experts said pre-draft about Wright being undersized, this kid is going to be an absolute BEAST for many years to come and I couldn’t be happier that he’s a Titan.

  2. By Titanman45 on Nov 8, 2012 | Reply

    Welcome Kendall… You’re the next Derick Mason for the Titans only faster……

  3. By EBTITAN on Nov 8, 2012 | Reply


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