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Louie Wright played Football and ran track for the Bakersfield College Renegades from 1971-1972 when he received the High Point trophy for track and field. He then transferred to San Jose State and after his career in college football.
Wright was drafted by the Broncos in the 7th round of the1975 NFL Draft as a left corner-back.
During his pro career, Louie Wright was twice selected as the Bronco’s most valuable player, was one of only nine Broncos in history to be selected to five Pro-Bowls, played in two Super Bowls, made the All-NFL Team in 1977, helped the Broncos to four Division Titles, and was named Bronco Team Captain in 1984, 1985, and 1986.
He was inducted into the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame in 1993.
Louie Wright is now a teacher at GateWay High School, in Aurora County, Colorado.
He started his college experience at Arizona State but returned to BC for the 1971 football season and the 1972 track season. He lettered in both sports and was the ’72 BC Most Valuable Athlete as the high point scorer on the Renegades’ track team that won the Metropolitan Conference, Southern California, and State meets.
He did not start a game for BC in football, then he transferred to San Jose State on a track scholarship, set the Spartan’s Long Jump record at 25’ 7” and in football won the left-cornerback starting spot. He was named to the 1974 college football All-American Second Team. He was selected by the Broncos in the seventh round, earned the starting position at left-cornerback, and started 163 of his 166 career games. He was twice selected as the team’s Most Valuable Player. He was selected and played in five Pro-Bowl games, helped the Broncos win four Division Titles, and was named the Broncos’ Team Captain in 1984, 1985, and 1986.
-- Bob Covey