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Encyclopedia > Rayfield Wright
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Date of birth August 23, 1945
Place of birth Griffin, Georgia
Date of death {{{DateOfDeath}}}
Position(s) OT
College Fort Valley State
Draft 1967 / Round 7/ Pick 182
Pro Bowls 6
Awards
Honors Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor,
NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
Retired #s
Records
Statistics Pro Football Reference
Statistics NFL.com
Statistics DatabaseFootball
Statistics ESPN
Statistics Sports Illustrated
Team(s)
1967-1979 Dallas Cowboys
Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2006

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The NFL years

During his first three years with Dallas, the six-foot-six, 255-pound "Big Cat" was used as a tight end, defensive lineman, and offensive tackle. But in 1969, Wright got his first chance as a starter after Ralph Neely was sidelined by injury. Wright's performance was so strong that he won a starting role as right tackle before the first day of the 1970 training camp. Ralph Neely (born September 12, 1943 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is a former American Football offensive tackle who played thirteen seasons and 172 games for the Dallas Cowboys from 1965 to 1977. ...


For thirteen 13-seasons, Wright played 166-games, started at right tackle in six NFC championship games, and played in five Super Bowls, winning two of them (VI and XII). He earned his first of four All-NFL honors in 1971 and was voted that same year to the first of six straight Pro Bowls. Wright was named first- or second-team All-Pro each season from 1971 through 1976, earned three All-NFC honors, and the Cowboys led the league for total offense five times (ranked 6th all-time at retirement in 1979). His blocking (and leadership as the team's co-captain for 7 years) helped the Cowboys win 10 division titles and six conference crowns. In addition, Wright was named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1970s.


"Before undergoing knee surgery that forced him to miss most of the 1977 season, Wright was acknowledged as the NFL's premier offensive tackle."[1]


After the NFL

In 1992, Wright served as an assistant coach to the Arizona Rattlers. Wright's post-football involvement with at-risk, inner city youth resulted in his appointment to the Juvenile Supreme Court in Arizona. He also served as president of the NFL Alumni Chapter, “Caring for Kids” program in the mid-nineties. He philanthropic endeavors, including the non-profit "Kids 4 Tomorrow" organization he co-founded with some other NFL players, were featured in Volume 9 of the Philanthopy World Magazine[2], along with fellow former-Cowboy teammate, Cliff Harris. The Athletes International Ministries awarded him Hall of Faith Award in 1997. 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Arizona Rattlers are an Arena Football League team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ...


Wright was inducted into the State of Georgia's Hall of Fame in 1988. He was a member of the NFL All Super Bowl Team in 1990 and received the NFL Legends Award that same year. He was inducted into the Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame in 2002. In 2004, Rayfield Wright was inducted in the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor. In 2006, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor (RoH) is a ring around Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas which honors former players, coaches and club officials who made outstanding contributions to the Dallas Cowboys football organization. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is technically the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ...


He is currently the CEO of Wright Sports and Nutrition LLC, and resides with his family in Texas.

Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor inductees

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Madden, Wright named senior candidates for 2006 - Pro Football Hall of Fame (573 words)
Wright and Oakland Raiders coach John Madden have been selected by the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Seniors Committee as finalists for election into the Hall of Fame with the Class of 2006.
Wright, a 6’6”, 255-pound lineman from Fort Valley State was selected by the Cowboys in the seventh round of the 1967 draft.
Wright's performance was strong enough that he won a starting role before the start of the 1970 training camp.
Caller.com: Sports (1238 words)
With 135 rookies in camp, Wright was one of five that remained on the Cowboys after the final cuts.
Wright, who was among the finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame balloting this past year, played in the Pro Bowl from 1972-77 and played in five Super Bowls.
While Wright was among the final six persons nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, both he and Bob Hayes were taken off the list for the inductees.
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