Jim Wright
No. 83, 87     
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1956-09-01) September 1, 1956 (age 64)
Place of birth: Fort Hood, Texas
Career information
College: TCU
NFL Draft: 1978 / Round: 7 / Pick: 179
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Atlanta Falcons (1978–1979)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Receptions     66
Receiving yards     666
Touchdowns     4
Stats at NFL.com

James Willie Wright (born September 1, 1956) is a former professional American football player who played tight end for seven seasons for the Atlanta Falcons and the Denver Broncos.

Wright played special teams for Atlanta in 1978 before finding himself with the Denver Broncos by 1980. After being mostly a bystander, Wright found his role grow under new head coach Dan Reeves starting in 1982. In 1982, he started three games and recorded 9 catches for 120 yards with 1 touchdown. His role expanded in 1983 with him starting six games and recording 13 catches for 134 yards. In 1984, he started a then career high nine games and recorded 11 catches for 118 yards and 1 touchdown. His best, and final, season came in 1985 when he started twelve games for the Broncos and recorded 28 catches for 246 yards and 1 touchdown.


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