Ted Wright

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Ted Wright
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1913-11-15)November 15, 1913
Place of birth: Savoy, Texas
Date of death: December 1983 (age 70)
Career information
High school: Sherman (Texas)
College: North Texas State Teachers College
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 19
Rushing yards: 166
Touchdowns: 1
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Weldon H. Wright, also known as "Ted" (November 15, 1913 – December 1983), was an American football running back in the National Football League (NFL) for the Boston Redskins and the Brooklyn Dodgers. He played college football at North Texas State Teachers College.

Early life[edit]

Wright was born in Savoy, Texas and attended Sherman High School in Sherman, Texas.

College career[edit]

Wright attended and played college football at North Texas State Teachers College, now known as the University of North Texas. He became the first player from North Texas to play in the NFL.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Wright was signed by the Boston Redskins, where he played in 1934 and part of 1935. In November, he was purchased by the Brooklyn Dodgers, where he played for the remainder of the season.[2]


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