Rayfield Wright

#70 Rayfield Wright

Dallas Cowboys Offensive Tackle 1967-1979

Cowboys Hall of Famer Rayfield Wright’s  Bio

Date of birth: August 23, 1945
Birth Place: Griffin, Georgia
College: Fort Valley State
NFL Draft 1967 / Round 7/ Pick 182

Dallas Cowboys great Rayfield Wright Career Highlights

  • 6 time Pro Bowl 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976
  • 10 division titles
  • 4 time All-Pro
  • 3 All-NFC honors
  • 5 Super Bowl appearances
  • 2 Super Bowl championships

More info from DCA on Ring of Honor inductee Rayfield Wright:

The Dallas Cowboys drafted Rayfield Wright in 1967, out of the Fort Valley University, Georgia. After playing tight end, tackle and defensive end during his first three NFL seasons, Wright settled in at right tackle in 1970.

Acknowledged as the NFL’s premier offensive tackle, Wright was selected to six straight Pro Bowls as a tackle while earning recognition on the NFL’s all-decade team for the 1970’s.

Behind Wright’s blocking, Calvin Hill became the first 1,000-yard rusher in Dallas Cowboy’s history. Also behind his blocking, Roger Staubach became the first quarterback in franchise history to throw for more than 3,000 yards in a season.

During his 13 seasons with the Cowboys, Wright was a participant in five Super Bowls, claiming the ultimate prize twice. In 2004 he was inducted into the Cowboys Ring of Honor.

Rayfield Wright’s Cowboys Career Stats

The life of an offensive tackle is a very thankless one.  There are not many stats to show.  But here are some others players accomplishments thanks to Rayfield Wright:

Behind his blocking, Calvin Hill became the first 1,000 yard rusher in team history when he ran for 1,036 yards in 1972. In total, The Dallas Cowboys had a running back rush pass  the 1,000 yard mark five times during his stay. Also behind his blocking, Roger Staubach became the first quarterback in Cowboy history to pass for more than 3,000 yards in a season when he reached 3,190 passing yards in 1978, the year Wright returned from his knee surgery.

During his 13 seasons, Wright was a participant in five Super Bowls, claiming the big prize twice. Only one other player in NFL history has appeared in more Super Bowls than Wright, and he is one of only 13 players in NFL history to have played in five Super Bowls.

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