American Football Database
Craig Wolfley
No. 73     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1958-05-19) May 19, 1958 (age 64)
Place of birth: Buffalo, New York
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
College: Syracuse
NFL Draft: 1980 / Round: 5 / Pick: 138
Debuted in 1980 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Last played in 1991 for the Minnesota Vikings
Career history
Career highlights and awards
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Competition record
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.[1] Along with former teammate Tunch Ilkin, he hosts a show on ESPN Radio 970.[2]

College career

Wolfley attended Syracuse University from 1976-1979. He was a four year letter winner as an offensive lineman.[3] 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.[3]

Professional career

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.[4]

Other Sports

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.[5] In 1985, Wolfley placed second in the first professional sumo wrestling tournament ever held in North America.[citation needed] In 2002, Wolfley lost a four round boxing match to Butterbean.[6] He also holds a black belt in Jiu Jitsu.[citation needed]

Personal life

Wolfley attended South Hills Bible Chapel under the pastoral leadership of Dr. John H. Munro with two other notable Steelers, Mike Webster and Tunch Ilkin.[citation needed]

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 in Carnegie, PA where they taught boxing, martial arts and other athletics.

He is the brother of Ron Wolfley, former running back of the Arizona Cardinals.[4]

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