Player Bio

Eric Wright
CB #21
Height:
5-10
Weight:
190
College:
Nevada-Las Vegas
Experience:
4
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 92 367 332 35 1 0 72 15 2 314 -- 94
2013 SF 7 7 7 0 0 -- 2 1 0 0 -- 0
2012 TB 10 37 33 4 0 0 7 1 1 60 60 60
2011 DET 16 74 67 7 0 -- 16 4 0 49 12.3 22
2010 CLE 13 42 36 6 0 -- 9 1 0 0 -- 0
2009 CLE 16 65 57 8 0 -- 14 4 0 74 18.5 47
2008 CLE 16 66 61 5 0 0 13 3 1 131 43.7 94
2007 CLE 14 76 71 5 1 -- 11 1 0 0 -- 0
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 92 1 1 3 0 5 0 9 0 0 0 0
2013 SF 7 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 TB 10 -- -- 0 -- 1 -- 0 0 -- -- --
2011 DET 16 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 CLE 13 -- -- 0 -- 1 -- 11 -- -- -- --
2009 CLE 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 CLE 16 1 1 2 -- 3 -- -2 0 0 0 0
2007 CLE 14 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Games Played/Started:
2007 (14/13); 2008 (16/16); 2009 (16/16)

Career Totals
46 games, 45 starts

Career Transactions
Originally drafted by Cleveland in the second round, 53rd overall, of the 2007 NFL Draft.

Games Played/Started:
2007 (14/13); 2008 (16/16); 2009 (16/16)

Career Totals
46 games, 45 starts

Career Transactions
Originally drafted by Cleveland in the second round, 53rd overall, of the 2007 NFL Draft.

2009
Started all 16 games at left cornerback and tallied 65 tackles (1 for loss), four interceptions and 14 passes defensed, a figure which led the team… Interception total tied with Brodney Pool for the team lead and tied for tenth in the AFC… Tackle total was fourth on the club. Game 1 vs. Minnesota 9/13: Started at left cornerback and added three solo tackles and one PBU… Also appeared on special teams… Game 2 at Denver 9/20: Recorded four tackles (3 solo) … Game 3 at Baltimore 9/27: Came up with one tackle and a team-high two passes defensed… Game 4 vs. Cincinnati 10/4: Started, recorded one tackle and a pass defensed… Game 5 at Buffalo 10/11: Started and posted four tackles and an interception of a Trent Edwards pass… Game 6 at Pittsburgh 10/18: Started; posted four tackles and two passes defensed… Game 7 vs. Green Bay 10/25: Started and notched four tackles… Game 8 at Chicago 11/1: Started and recorded five tackles… Game 9 vs. Baltimore 11/16: Posted three tackles and a pass defensed… Game 10 at Detroit 11/22: Posted four tackles and an interception… Picked off a Matthew Stafford pass in the first quarter which he returned 47 yards to the Lions’ 6, leading to a 4-yard TD pass from Brady Quinn to Josh Cribbs two plays later… Game 11 at Cincinnati 11/29: Registered four tackles… Helped limit Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco to three catches for 38 yards… Game 12 vs. San Diego 12/6: Was credited with three tackles… Helped limit Chargers wide receivers to a combined five catches for 84 yards… Game 13 vs. Pittsburgh 12/10: Registered a season-high seven tackles, in addition to a pass defensed… Game 14 at Kansas City 12/20: Led the team with eight tackles, including one for loss… Game 15 vs. Oakland 12/27: Posted five tackles… With 2:59 to play in the contest, intercepted a Charlie Frye pass at the Browns’ 4 that he returned eight yards to the 12… Tied a career high with three passes defensed… Game 16 vs. Jacksonville 1/3: Registered five tackles… Also intercepted a David Garrard pass that he returned 19 yards to the Jaguars’ 34 and led to a Phil Dawson 21-yards field goal six plays later.

2008
Game 1 vs. Dallas 9/7: Started at LDB and added 4 tackles, including 3 solo and 1 interception for 20 yards…Recorded his second career interception as he stopped a Cowboys scoring drive by intercepting a pass from QB Tony Romo intended for WR Terrell Owens in the end zone and returned the interception 20 yards…Game 2 vs. Pittsburgh 9/14: Started at LDB and added 4 solo tackles and 1 PBU…Was part of a defensive effort that held the Steelers to 281 net yards of offense…Also played on special teams…Game 3 at Baltimore 9/21: Started at LDB and totaled 7 tackles, including 6 solo and 1 PBU…Part of a defensive effort that limited the Ravens to 273 net yards of offense…Game 4 at Cincinnati 9/28: Started at LDB and totaled 7 tackles, including 5 solo, and 1 interception for 17 yards…Added his second interception of the year in the 2nd quarter off Bengals QB Ryan Fitzpatrick…Part of a defensive effort that limited the Bengals to 211 net yards of offense, including only 69 yards rushing, forced 5 turnovers and 3 sacks…Game 5 vs. N.Y. Giants 10/13: Started at LDB and added 3 solo tackles, 2 PBU and 1 interception returned 94 yards for a TD…In the 4th quarter, recorded his third interception of the year with a pick off Giants QB Eli Manning intended for WR Amani Toomer at the Cleveland 6 yard line and returned it 94 yards for a TD to open a 33-14 lead…The interception returned 94 yards for a TD was the fourth longest in club history…Game 6 at Washington 10/19: Started at LDB and added 2 solo tackles and 1 forced fumble…Late in the 4th quarter, forced a fumble by Redskins RB Clinton Portis, recovered by S Brodney Pool, at the Washington 29 yard line and five plays later, QB Derek Anderson connected with WR Joshua Cribbs on a 1-yard TD toss to cut the deficit, 14-11…Game 7 at Jacksonville 10/26: Started at LDB and added 4 tackles, including 3 solo, and 1 PBU…Part of a defensive effort that limited Jaguars RB Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew to a combined 20 carries for 53 yards (2.7 avg.)…Game 8 vs. Baltimore 11/2: Started at LDB and added 5 solo tackles and 2 PBU…Game 9 vs. Denver 11/6: Started at LDB and totaled 4 tackles, including 2 solo and 1 PBU…Game 10 at Buffalo 11/17: Started at LDB and totaled 8 tackles, including 4 solo…Part of a defensive effort that forced four turnovers…Game 11 vs. Houston 11/23: Started at LDB and added 7 tackles, including 4 solo, 1 TFL, and 1 PBU…Game 12 vs. Indianapolis 11/30: Started at LDB and added 4 tackles, including 3 solo, and 1 recovered fumble…On the opening play of the game, recovered a fumble by Colts RB Joseph Addai at the Indianapolis 45 yard line, forced by DE Shaun Smith, and 10 plays later K Phil Dawson converted a 34 yard FG to open a 3-0 lead…Part of a defensive effort that limited the Colts to 215 net yards of offense, including 125 net yards passing, 3 offensive points and forced 3 turnovers…Game 13 at Tennessee 12/7: Started at LDB and added 4 solo tackles and 1 recovered fumble…In the 3rd quarter, recovered a fumble by Titans RB LenDale White at the Tennessee 26 yard line, forced by DE Corey Williams…Game 14 at Philadelphia 12/15: Started at LDB and added 5 tackles, including 3 solo and 1 PBU…Game 15 vs. Cincinnati 12/21: Started at LDB and totaled 2 tackles, including 1 solo, 1 PBU, 1 forced fumble and 1 recovered fumble…In the 1st quarter, stripped Bengals RB Cedric Benson of the ball on a running play at the Cleveland 26 yard line…Game 16 at Pittsburgh 12/28: Started at LDB and totaled 4 tackles including 2 solo.


2007
Game 1 vs. Pittsburgh 9/9: Made his Browns debut and started at LDB and totaled 5 tackles, including 2 solo…Added 2 special teams tackles…Game 2 vs. Cincinnati 9/16: Started at LDB and totaled 6 tackles, including 4 solo and 1 PBU…Also played on special teams with 2 tackles…Game 3 at Oakland 9/23: Started at LDB and added 3 tackles, including 2 solo…Also played on special teams…Game 4 vs. Baltimore 9/30: Started at LDB and tied for the team lead with 9 tackles…Game 5 at New England 10/7: Started at LDB and added 6 tackles, including 4 solo, and 2 PBU…Added 1 special teams tackle…Game 6 vs. Miami 10/14: Started at LDB and totaled 8 tackles, including 6 solo, with 1 interception and 1 PBU…In the 4th quarter, recorded his first career interception as he intercepted a pass from Dolphins’ QB Cleo Lemon intended for WR Chris Chambers in the end zone to stop a scoring drive…Game 7 at St. Louis 10/28: Started at LDB and added 4 solo tackles and 1 PBU…Also played on special teams…Game 8 vs. Seattle 11/4: Started at LDB and added 8 tackles, including 5 solo, and 1 PBU…Game 9 at Pittsburgh 11/11: Started at LDB and ranked second on the team with a career-high 10 tackles, including 9 solo, 1 sack for 11 yards and 1 PBU…Recorded his first career sack in the 4th quarter with an 11-yard sack on Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger to force a 3rd and 18 situation…Also played on special teams with 1 tackle…Game 10 at Baltimore 11/18: Started at LDB with 1 solo tackle…Left the game in the 1st quarter with a right knee sprain and did not return…Game 11 vs. Houston 11/25: Inactive (knee)…Game 12 at Arizona 12/2: Inactive (knee)…Game 13 at N.Y. Jets 12/9: Played corner…Game 14 vs. Buffalo 12/16: Started at LDB with 5 tackles, including 3 solo, and 1 PBU…Part of a defensive effort that gave the Browns their first shutout since 2005 (11/20/05 vs. Miami, 22-0 win) and held the Bills to 232 net yards of offense…Game 15 at Cincinnati 12/23: Started at LDB and added 3 solo tackles and a career-high 3 PBU…Game 16 vs. San Francisco 12/30: Started at LDB with 2 tackles…Part of a defense that limited the 49ers to only 185 net yards of offense, added 5 sacks and allowed only 73 net yards passing.


College Highlights
Began his collegiate career at USC before transferring to UNLV for the 2006 season…Played one season at UNLV before deciding to enter the 2007 NFL Draft as a junior…Totaled 22 games at two schools, including ten starts, and totaled 62 tackles, 44 solo, 2 sacks for 13 yards, 2.5 TFL, 1 recovered fumble, 1 forced fumble, 14 PBU and 3 interceptions for 54 yards.

Personal
Born Eric Andrew Wright in San Francisco, Calif... Prepped at Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco…Was a 2002 Super Prep All-America, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, All-Northern California co-MVP and San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro first team honoree as a senior running back and defensive back…As a senior, rushed for 1,166 yards and 17 touchdowns and caught 18 passes for 268 yards (14.9 avg.) with four scores…Added 80 tackles, four forced fumbles, two interceptions and 10 pass breakups on defense…Member of the track team where he competed in the 100-meters and the long jump…Interests are centered around music as he played trumpet in a jazz band in his youth and currently enjoys music production.

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