Ted Wright

This is about the American football player; for others, see Theodore Wright (disambiguation).

Weldon H. "Ted" Wright (November 15, 1913 – December 1, 1983) was an American football halfback who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) for the Boston Redskins and the Brooklyn Dodgers. He played college football at North Texas State Teachers College.

Ted Wright
Personal information
Born:(1913-11-15)November 15, 1913
Savoy, Texas
Died:December 1, 1983(1983-12-01) (aged 70)
Career information
High school:Sherman
(Sherman, Texas)
College:North Texas State Teachers
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played:19
Rushing yards:166
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Early lifeEdit

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

College careerEdit

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 careerEdit

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]


  1. ^ "Mean Green NFL Connections". University of North Texas. Retrieved April 29, 2015.
  2. ^ "Brooklyn Buys Ted Wright From Boston to Relieve Kercheval". Lewiston Daily Sun. November 14, 1935. Retrieved April 29, 2015.

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