Steve Wright
Date of birth: (1942-07-17) July 17, 1942 (age 77)
Place of birth: Louisville, Kentucky
Career information
Position(s): Offensive tackle
College: Alabama
AFL Draft: 1964 / Round: 8 / Pick: 59
(By the New York Jets)
NFL Draft: 1964 / Round: 5 / Pick: 69
 As player:
Green Bay Packers
New York Giants
Washington Redskins
Chicago Bears
St. Louis Cardinals
Playing stats at

Stephen Thomas Wright (born July 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky) is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League for five different teams. He also played for the Chicago Fire of the World Football League in 1974. He played college football at the University of Alabama. He never started a game for Alabama, but was drafted in the fifth round of the 1964 draft, by the Green Bay Packers. Wright played in 101 games in nine season in the NFL, but never started.

He is the author of I'd Rather be Wright: Memoirs of an Itinerant Tackle (1974, with William Gildea and Kenneth Turan), a fly-on-the wall look at the pro football world of the late 60s and early 70s.

In 1969, Wright was the model for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, sculpted by Daniel Bennett Schwartz.[1][2]


  1. Daniel Bennett Schwartz
  2. "The Model for a Tribute to Model Players," by SEAN CALLAHAN, The New York Times, February 1, 2013

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