|Date of birth:||April 8, 1959|
|Place of birth:||St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.|
|Height:||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
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Stephen Hough Wright (born April 8, 1959 in St. Louis, Missouri) is a former American football offensive tackle and offensive guard. A 1977 graduate of Wayzata (Minnesota) High School, he played college football at Northern Iowa and then played ten professional seasons for four teams from 1981–1992. He appeared on Survivor: Redemption Island where he placed 10th and became the 3rd jury member.
A tight end in college, Wright was not selected in the NFL Draft, but signed as a free agent with the Dallas Cowboys in 1981. While with the Cowboys, the 265-pound Wright was blocking for Tony Dorsett on Dorsett's 99-yard touchdown run against the Minnesota Vikings during the 1982 NFL season. While with the Cowboys Wright also blocked for another future Survivor contestant, Gary Hogeboom (Survivor: Guatemala), who was the team's second-string quarterback.
Before the 1983 NFL season, the Cowboys traded Wright to the Baltimore Colts, where he spent two seasons with the team in Baltimore and Indianapolis.
In 1985, Wright moved to the Oakland Invaders of the United States Football League. That season, the Invaders reached the USFL Championship Game, losing to the Baltimore Stars. Wright, who wore #70 with the Invaders, scored a touchdown in a May 1985 USFL game against the Denver Gold when Invaders quarterback Bobby Hebert completed a two-yard pass to Wright, who was tackle eligible on the play.
In July 1986, Wright returned to the NFL's Indianapolis Colts, signing with the club as a free agent.
Wright signed with the NFL's Los Angeles Raiders in 1987, starting nearly 50 games over seven seasons with the team. While with the Raiders, Wright wore #66.
He retired from pro football in June 1994 at the age of 35 after spending the entire 1993 NFL season on injured reserve. Wright was inducted into the Northern Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame in September 1997.
Soon after retiring from football, Wright founded Cloudburst, a company that provides sideline misting systems. He sold the business in 2000. Today, Wright lives in Huntington Beach, California.
In 2011, Wright appeared as a contestant on the American CBS competitive reality television series Survivor: Redemption Island. On Day 30, he was the 13th person voted out of the game and was sent to Redemption Island. He was eliminated on Day 31.
- "Raiders' Steve Wright Disappears into the Mist'". The Los Angeles Times. June 8, 1994. http://articles.latimes.com/1994-06-08/sports/sp-1712_1_steve-wright. Retrieved March 23, 2011.
- "Ex-NFL player from Surf City on next 'Survivor'". The Orange County Register. January 10, 2011. http://www.ocregister.com/entertainment/theme-283446-player-rob.html. Retrieved January 14, 2011.
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