Rayfield Wright

Rayfield Wright

About Rayfield Wright

Larry Rayfield Wright (born August 23, 1945) is a former American football offensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Wright attended Fairmont High School in Griffin, which was merged with Griffin High School. He was a letterman in basketball, before enrolling into Fort Valley State College, where he became an All-American selection. Unable to make his high school football team, he went to Fort Valley State College to play basketball. The following summer, head coach Stan Lomax made him quit his summer job at a mill to get ready to join the football team. Lomax tried Wright at free safety, then used him as a punter, defensive end and tight end. The coach also became a father figure to the fatherless Wright. He was a standout basketball player at Fort Valley State College. Wirght was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in round seven of the 1967 NFL Draft as a tight end.

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