November 6, 1939|
|Died||March 20, 2007(aged 67)|
|AFL All-Star||1961, 1963, 1965|
|AFL Los Angeles Chargers
AFL San Diego Chargers
AFL Cincinnati Bengals
NFL Cincinnati Bengals
NFL San Diego Chargers
Ernest Henry Wright (November 6, 1939 – March 20, 2007) was an American professional football offensive tackle who played for 13 seasons, from 1960 AFL season to 1969 in the American Football League, and 1970-1972 in the NFL. He was an original Los Angeles Charger, and LA/San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame coach Sid Gillman called the tandem of Wright and Hall of Famer Ron Mix "The best pair of offensive tackles in Pro Football'" He also played for the AFL's Cincinnati Bengals, both in the American Football League and in the NFL. Wright was a starter for the Chargers in their 51-10 victory over the Boston Patriots in the 1963 AFL Championship game, and was an AFL All-Star in 1961, 1963 and 1965. He was one of only twenty men who played all ten years of the AFL's existence.
Wright died of cancer in 2007.
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