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Rewind Wednesday: Elmo Wright

Every Wednesday, High School Football America’s Jeff Fisher will dive into his well-stocked treasure chest of interviews to talk with NFL players who love to talk about their love of high school football.

This week’s Rewind Wednesday takes you back to Jeff’s interview with Elmo Wright. Wright probably become a professional saxophonist if an errant football hadn't hit him in the lip during a physical education class as a sophomore in high school.

Fisher talks with Elmo about how his busted lip eventually resulted in him winning two Texas high school football championships, going on to becoming an All-American wide receiver at the University of Houston, and jumpstarting a five-year NFL career with the Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots and the Houston Oilers.

Wright is known as the player who created end zone celebrations after touchdowns. In college, Wright would high-step into the end zone at the end of long touchdown receptions, a tradition he carried into the NFL as a member of the Chiefs.

Click the play button below to hear about how Wright went from playing the tenor sax to playing wide receiver in the NFL.

Photo: AP/William Straeter


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