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Anthony Wright
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Personal information
Date of birth: February 14, 1976 (1976-02-14) (age 33)
Place of birth: Vanceboro, North Carolina
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 211 lb (96 kg)
Career information
College: South Carolina
Undrafted in 1999
Debuted in 2000 for the Dallas Cowboys
Last played in 2008 for the New York Giants
Career history
 As player:
*Inactive and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
TD-INT     20-25
Passing yards     3,590
QB Rating     66.3
Stats at

Anthony Lavron Wright (born February 14, 1976 in Vanceboro, North Carolina) is a retired American football quarterback. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 1999. He played college football at South Carolina.

Wright has also played for the Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals and New York Giants.


Professional career (1999-2008)

Wright was signed by the Dallas Cowboys in 2000 after having made the Pittsburgh Steelers roster in 1999 as an undrafted free agent, where he was the team's fourth-string quarterback (behind Kordell Stewart, Mike Tomczak, and Pete Gonzalez). He has played as a backup for most of his career, but has started many games in most seasons of play. In 2001, when Quincy Carter was injured, Wright became his replacement, but would have a knee injury several weeks later and be replaced by Clint Stoerner.

Dallas coach Dave Campo released Wright from the team at the end of the 2002 offseason following the acquisition of Chad Hutchinson in favor of keeping Stoerner for the third quarterback position, stating that Stoerner was better suited for the job, in light of Wright's ambition to be a starting quarterback. Wright was later signed by the Ravens.

Wright would take over for Kyle Boller at quarterback during the 2003 season when Boller was injured, and posted a 5-2 record, taking the team to the playoffs. However, he was injured for the entirety of the 2004 season. Following another injury to Boller during the first game of the 2005 season, he was named as the starting quarterback for the Ravens. Prior to the 2005 season, he has a below-average quarterback rating of 62.

With the departure of Carson Palmer's former backup quarterback Jon Kitna to the Detroit Lions, Wright signed a one-year deal with the Bengals on Friday, April 21, 2006[1], winning a competition with Craig Krenzel and Doug Johnson for the primary backup spot. On April 13, 2007 he signed with the Giants, throwing him into a four-quarterback scramble for roster spots with Eli Manning, Tim Hasselbeck, and Jared Lorenzen.

On June 7, 2007, Wright was showcased in a quarterbacks OTA feature on in an "amazing toss", accurately throwing a football into a dumpster across the practice field.

On August 18, 2008, Wright had a possible concussion in a preseason game against the Cleveland Browns. He was later placed on the injured reserve.

After no team wanted to sign him, Wright decided to retire during the 2009 season.


Year Team GP GS Com Att Yds TD Int
1999 Pittsburgh Steelers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 Dallas Cowboys 4 2 22 53 237 0 3
2001 Dallas Cowboys 4 3 48 98 529 5 5
2002 Baltimore Ravens 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 Baltimore Ravens 7 7 94 178 1199 9 8
2004 Baltimore Ravens 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 Baltimore Ravens 9 7 164 266 1582 6 9
2006 Cincinnati Bengals 4 0 3 3 31 0 0
2007 New York Giants 3 0 1 7 12 0 0
2008 New York Giants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 19 332 605 3590 20 25


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