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Wragge at a 49ers training camp in August 2010.
|No. -- Free agent|
|Date of birth:||August 14, 1979|
|Place of birth:||Creighton, Nebraska|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||320 lb (145 kg)|
|College:||New Mexico State|
Career NFL statistics as of Week 13, 2011
|Stats at NFL.com|
Tony James Wragge (born August 14, 1979) is an American football center who is currently a free agent. He was originally signed by the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2002. He played college football for New Mexico State University.
High school and college career
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Wragge was an all-state selection as a junior and senior at Bloomfield Community High School in Bloomfield, Nebraska. He made the all-Northeast Nebraska Athletic Conference team twice, and was named Northeast Nebraska Player of the Year. In addition to high school football, he was also a weightlifter in high school, and owns the Nebraska state high school lifting records for deadlift (580 pounds), bench press (365 lbs.), and the overall mark of 1,400 pounds. Wragge attended New Mexico State University, where he started at right guard for three seasons. He made the All-Sun Belt Conference team twice. Wragge was inducted into the Aggie Sports Hall of Fame in 2012. He completed his bachelors degree in individualized studies (health science) in August 2008, while playing in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers.
Wragge signed with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2002, under head coach Dave McGinnis. He was signed to the Cardinals' practice squard in October 2002, then later promoted to the active roster. Wragge made his first NFL start in his rookie season on December 29, 2002, at left guard against the Denver Broncos in Denver, Colorado. In 2003, Wragge was placed on the Cardinals' practice squad and suffered a season-ending knee injury that landed him on the injured reserved list for the rest of the 2003 season. In 2004, Wragge attended training camp again with the Arizona Cardinals under the new head coach Dennis Green; he was released before the start of the 2004 regular season.
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San Francisco 49ers
Wragge was picked up by the San Francisco 49ers before the 2005 NFL season. He was released before the start of the 2005 regular season. Wragge was signed back to the active roster on November 28, 2005. He was then allocated to NFL Europe by the San Francisco 49ers for the spring 2006 NFL Europe season, playing for the Rhein Fire in Düsseldorf, Germany. Wragge started every game at right guard, was a team captain, and the team posted a 6-4 record missing a World Bowl appearance by one game. He was released by the 49ers on September 3, 2011.
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