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Dallas Cowboys legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer Rayfield Wright is going to be honored by the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Allstate Insurance on Tuesday, March 26 in his hometown of Griffin, Ga. as part of the Hometown Hall of Famers program.
Wright will be joined by his friends and family and the students and staff of Griffin High School as he is presented with a special plaque that will remain on display at his alma mater during a ceremony at the school.
Pro Football Hall of Fame and Allstate Insurance Company to Honor Rayfield Wright as “Hometown Hall of Famer™” at Griffin High School in Griffin, Ga.
National Program Recognizes Pro Football’s Greatest Legends in their Hometown Communities
Canton, Ohio – March 19, 2013 – Pro football legend Rayfield Wright will be recognized by the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Allstate Insurance Company in Griffin, Ga., on Tuesday, March 26, as part of “Hometown Hall of Famers™,” a national program honoring the hometown roots of the sport’s greatest coaches, players, and contributors with special ceremonies and plaque dedication events in local communities.
“’Hometown Hall of Famers™’ has been warmly embraced by communities and Hall of Famers alike,” said George Veras, Pro Football Hall of Fame Enterprises president and CEO. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Allstate to bring the Pro Football Hall of Fame to communities across the country and congratulate Rayfield Wright and Griffin High School on bringing a piece of the Pro Football Hall of Fame to Griffin.”
One of the most honored offensive tackles of his time and former high school standout at Fairmont High School, which later merged with Griffin High School, Wright will be presented with his “Hometown Hall of Famer™” plaque during a special ceremony at 10:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, March 26, in the school’s gymnasium, where the plaque will live permanently to serve as an inspiration for the school’s students and athletes. The presentation will be made by LJ “Stan” Lomax, Wright’s former college football coach.
“To be part of a program that brings the prestige and tradition of the Pro Football Hall of Fame to communities like Griffin is an honor for Allstate, our agents and employees,” said Lisa Cochrane, Allstate’s senior vice president of marketing.
The ceremony will be attended by Griffin High School students, faculty, staff, alumni and Wright’s family members and close friends. Griffin-Spalding County School System Superintendent Dr. Curtis Jones will serve as the Master of Ceremonies.
In addition to the plaque, a commemorative Rayfield Wright “Hometown Hall of Famers™” road sign will be on display in Griffin.
An All-American at Fort Valley State College, Wright was a seventh-round draft pick of the Dallas Cowboys during the 1967 NFL Draft. During his first three seasons the 6-6, 255-pound Wright was used as a tight end, defensive end, and offensive tackle. The Cowboys were victorious in two of the five Super Bowl games (Super Bowl VI and Super Bowl XII) Wright played in during his 13-year career. Wright was selected to six Pro Bowls and was named first- or second-team All-NFL seven times and was also named to the 1970s All-Decade Team.
Wright was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006.
About the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Enterprises
The Pro Football Hall of Fame is dedicated to educating, preserving, and honoring the great individuals and moments that have shaped the sport’s history with the largest collection in the world of artifacts and documents. The Hall of Fame is celebrating its 50 Years 2012-13. The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enterprises represents the Pro Football Hall of Fame and its members in the creation of commercial ventures, featuring Hall of Famers to serve the mission of the PFHOF to enable football fans and the general public to have greater access and interactions with Hall of Famers and the Hall of Fame.