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Rich Wingo
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Position(s)
Linebacker
Jersey #(s)
50
Born July 16, 1956 (1956-07-16) (age 53)
Elkhart, Indiana
Career information
Year(s) 19791984
NFL Draft 1979 / Round: 7 / Pick: 184
College Alabama
Professional teams
Career stats
Sacks 1
Interceptions 4
Games 69
Stats at NFL.com
Career highlights and awards
  • No notable achievements

Rich Wingo (born Richard Allen Wingo July 16, 1956 in Elkhart, Indiana) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League. He played five seasons for the Green Bay Packers from 1979 to 1984. He was originally drafted by the Packers in the 7th round of the 1979 NFL Draft out of the University of Alabama.

He was a part of one of the most famous plays in college football history, "The Goal Line Stand" in Alabama's Sugar Bowl victory over Penn State in 1979. Played for college coaching legend Paul "Bear" Bryant. From Pee Wee football through high school led every team he played for in tackles.

Wingo had served as strength coach at Alabama.

He currently lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and has two sons Jake and Luke Wingo.


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