Profession: Professional Athlete

High School: Calhoun High School

Kris Durham was an all-state football player for Calhoun High School, where he helped in Calhoun’s rise to dominance. As a wide receiver he totaled 55 catches for 1,062 yards in his senior year alone. He was also an outstanding defensive player for the Yellow Jackets and was named the Class AA Defensive Player of the Year. Kris was the receipient of many region, area and state honors for his play on the field.  Kris also excelled in basketball, where he averaged twelve points and nine rebounds his junior year and represented CHS in the Region and State Track Meets.  Kris elected to graduate from CHS early and enrolled in UGA in January 2006.

Kris went on to play at the collegiate level for the Georgia Bulldogs. As a freshman wide receiver, he played in 13 games (2 starts) and hauled in eight catches for 82 yards. As a senior at UGA, Kris started eight games, had 32 receptions for 659 yards and 3 TD’s. Against in-state rival Georgia Tech, Kris had 3 receptions for 90 yards, including a 66 yard touchdown reception. He received many academic and leadership awards during his college career, including the ESPN all-district III First Team and the Kick Copas Leadership Award.  While at UGA Kris earned his B.S.Ed. degree and began working on his master’s degree.

Kris Durham was a 4th round NFL pick of the 2011 draft, chosen by the Seattle Seahawks. His career NFL stats are: 55 receptions for 699 yards and three touchdowns. He is involved in many charitable organizations.  He played for Detroit Lions 2012 – 2013 and the Tennessee Titans in 2014; and is currently with the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League.   He is involved in numerous charitable organizations; NFL Play 60,  Teammates for Kids, and Habitat for Humanity of Gordon County to name a few.

Kris is the son of Michael and Janet Spector Durham. He has one sister, Jessica D. Wood; a brother-in-law, Blake Wood, and one nephew, Bennett. His grandparents are Fay and Henry Durham and Mary Spector and the late Frank Spector.