Former Dallas Cowboys legend Rayfield Wright is resting peacefully in heaven, after passing away today at the age of 76.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive tackle nicknamed “Big Cat” who went to five Super Bowls in his 13 NFL seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, died Thursday. He was 76.
According to ESPN, Wright had been hospitalized for several days following a severe seizure.
Jerry Jones the owner of the Dallas Cowboys released this statement:
“Rayfield Wright was the epitome of what it takes to be a Hall of Famer,” Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said in a statement. “His grit, his agility, his passion, his charisma, and his love for football, the community, and his family always shined through. The original ‘Big Cat’ helped shape the future of the Dallas Cowboys through his illustrious 13-year playing career. Rayfield was a champion on and off the field. He remained an important part of the Cowboys family long after his playing days ended, and he will be deeply missed. Our love and support go out to his wife, Di, and the entire Wright family.”
Please keep the Wright family in your prayers, during this tough time.