Keith Wright (defensive tackle)
|Born:||June 8, 1980|
Santa Clara, California
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||290 lb (132 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||2003 / Round: 6 / Pick: 214|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
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Keith Wright (born June 8, 1980) is a former American football defensive tackle. In 2012, Wright was found guilty on 19 charges including armed robbery, kidnapping, forced oral copulation, first degree burglary, and false imprisonment, and was sentenced to a 234 years and 8 months prison sentence.
Wright graduated at 17 and went to Arizona Western college, where he stayed for 2 years before moving on to Sacramento City College in 1999. There, he had a total of 14 sacks during one season. Later he had 68 tackles his first season at Missouri. Then, he was moved to defensive tackle at the Missouri team, and he was able to complete 92 tackles in 2002. With that, he expected to be chosen in the third or fourth round of the 2003 NFL Draft.
Wright was chosen by the Texans as the final pick of the sixth round instead. He signed a contract worth $925,000 for the seasons from 2003 to 2005.
On November 10, 2003, Wright was signed as a free agent from the Texans practice squad by the Indianapolis Colts.
On November 24, 2004, he was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to their practice squad and released on July 27, 2005.
The Arizona Cardinals signed him to a one-year contract on August 5, 2005, but subsequently released him on August 29.
On August 29, 2011, Wright was arrested on suspicion of home invasion and sexual assault in the Natomas neighborhood of Sacramento, California. He was linked to three home invasions that took place in July and August 2011. During one of them, he sexually assaulted a woman and forced her to pull money out of two ATMs.
In October 2012, Wright was found guilty on 19 charges including armed robbery, kidnapping, forced oral copulation, first degree burglary, and false imprisonment. On November 30, he was sentenced to 234 years and 8 months in prison.
- Phan, Suzanne (August 31, 2011). "Arrested home invasion suspect is former NFL football player". News10, ABC Affiliate. Archived from the original on September 7, 2011. Retrieved August 31, 2011.