|Date of birth:May 19, 1958|
|Place of birth: Buffalo, New York|
|Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)||Weight: 265 lb (120 kg)|
|NFL Draft: 1980 / Round: 5 / Pick: 138|
|Debuted in 1980 for the Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Last played in 1991 for the Minnesota Vikings|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Competitor for United States|
|World's Strongest Man|
Craig Wolfley (born May 19, 1958) is a former American football player and current sideline reporter for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Along with former teammate Tunch Ilkin, he hosts a show on ESPN Radio 970.
College career[edit | edit source]
Wolfley attended Syracuse University from 1976-1979. He was a four year letter winner as an offensive lineman. In 1999, Wolfley was named to the Syracuse University Football All Century team along with Jim Brown, Ernie Davis, Larry Csonka, Marvin Harrison, Daryl Johnston, John Mackey, Art Monk and Donovan McNabb.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
A fifth round NFL draft pick, he played offensive guard and offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1980–1989. He ended his career with the Minnesota Vikings from 1990-1991. Wolfley started 104 games, the majority at Left Guard.
Other Sports[edit | edit source]
In addition to football, Wolfley competed in weight lifting, boxing, sumo wrestling and martial arts. In 1981, he placed fifth in the World's Strongest Man competition. In 1985, Wolfley placed second in the first professional sumo wrestling tournament ever held in North America. In 2002, Wolfley lost a four round boxing match to Butterbean. He also holds a black belt in Jiu Jitsu.
Personal life[edit | edit source]
Wolfley and his wife Faith have two daughters, Megan and Esther, and three sons, Kyle, 'CJ', and 'Max'. He and Faith are the former owners of the Wolfpack Boxing Club, formally MASC http://www.wolfpackboxing.com in Carnegie, PA where they taught boxing, martial arts and other athletics.
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References[edit | edit source]
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- "pittsburghlive.com". http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/s_707330.html. Retrieved 2011-03-19.
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- "theworldsstrongestman.com". http://www.theworldsstrongestman.com/1980s_results.php. Retrieved 2011-03-19.
- "boxrec.com". http://boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?human_id=89137&cat=boxer. Retrieved 2011-03-19.