Rich Wingo

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Rich Wingo
No. 50
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1956-07-16) July 16, 1956 (age 60)
Place of birth: Elkhart, Indiana
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school: Elkhart (IN)
College: Alabama
NFL Draft: 1979 / Round: 7 / Pick: 184
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Sacks: 1
Interceptions: 4
Games: 69
Player stats at

Rich Wingo (born Richard Allen Wingo on July 16, 1956) is an American Republican politician and a former American football linebacker in the National Football League. He played five seasons for the Green Bay Packers from 1979 to 1984. He was drafted by the Packers in the seventh round of the 1979 NFL Draft out of the University of Alabama.

He was a part of one of the most famous plays in college football history, "The Goal Line Stand" in Alabama's Sugar Bowl victory over Penn State in 1979.[citation needed] He played for college coach Paul "Bear" Bryant. From Pee Wee football through high school, he led every team he played for in tackles.[citation needed]

Wingo had served as strength coach at Alabama.[when?]

He lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and has two sons: Jake and Luke Wingo.

In 2014 Wingo ran to the Alabama House of Representatives, winning the general election in November.[1] He was sworn in in 2015.[2]


  1. ^ Goodbread, Chase (June 4, 2014). "Former Packers LB Rich Wingo wins Alabama House election". Retrieved March 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Rich Wingo". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved March 8, 2015.