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11. Louis Wright

From San Jose State, Louis Wright would become one of the best Defensive Backs in Denver Bronco history.  Wright played his entire career with the Denver Broncos where he played 165 Games and was named to the 1970’s All-Decade Team.

Wright would be named to five Pro Bowls and two First Team All-Pros while being thought of as one of the best Defensive Backs in the game.  The Broncos inducted Wright into their Ring of Fame in 1993.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Cornerback
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 17th Overall of the NFL Draft 1/28/75.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1986 Season.
  • Games Played: 166
  • Notable Statistics:

    165 Games Started
    26 Interceptions
    360 Interception Return Yards
    1 Interception Return Touchdown
    11 Fumble Recoveries
    152 Fumble Recovery Yards
    2 Fumble Recovery Touchdowns
    3.0 Quarterback Sacks*
    1 Punt Return
    0 Punt Return Yards
    106 Approximate Value

    10 Playoff Games

    *Sacks were not calculated until the 1982 season but were unofficially calculated by Pro Football Reference from 1960 to 1981.
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    First Team All-Pro (1978 & 1979)
    Pro Bowl (1977, 1978, 1979, 1983 & 1985)

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