Friday, April 11, 2008

Louis Wright

Louis Wright wore #20 as a cornerback for the Broncos for 12 years. A five time Pro Bowler, he is right up there with Billy Thompson and Goose Gonsoulin as the best defensive back in team history (Champ Bailey may have something to say about that, but it's too early for him).

Wright enjoyed a stellar career at cornerback for Denver, playing in 166 games (163 starts, seventh on all-time Broncos list), reeling in 26 interceptions -- one of which he returned for a touchdown -- and 11 fumble recoveries. Wright was named to the Pro Bowl five times in his career (1977-79, '83 and '85). He was named All-NFL by The Sporting News and Pro Football Weekly and the NEA in 1977. He also received All-AFC honors from UPI in 1985. Wright also was named Most Valuable Defensive Player by his teammates on two different occasions. Wright played collegiately at San Jose State, where he lettered twice as a defensive back. He also won two letters in track and once ran the 100 in 9.6 seconds.

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