|Date of birth||October 10, 1967|
|Place of birth||Peoria, Illinois|
|Date of death||April 5, 2016(aged 48)|
|NFL draft||1991 / Round: 8 / Pick: 210|
|1990–1993||New Orleans Saints|
Frank Wesley Wainright (October 10, 1967 – April 5, 2016) was a professional American football tight end in the National Football League for ten seasons for the New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins, and Baltimore Ravens. He played high school his freshman through junior year at Peoria Heights High School. He played college football at the University of Northern Colorado and was drafted in the eighth round of the 1991 NFL Draft.
Wainright was on the 2000 Super Bowl winning Ravens team. A back injury ended his NFL career following the Super Bowl. Wainright was the President of the NFL Alumni Chapter in Denver, CO.
Upon retirement from his NFL football career in Baltimore, Wainright moved back to Colorado in 2002 and started a business in medical sales for the spine. Wainright was a great businessman and started his own distributorship and multiple other businesses in the medical device and sales industry.
Wainright believed in participating in research and education to create knowledge and awareness in the medical field, specifically, in the sports industry to make sports safer for all athletes. Accordingly, Wainright donated his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation for the study of short and long term impact of CTE - Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. He died on April 5, 2016.
- "Frank Wainright". Peoria Journal Star.
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