Eric Wright:: A 49er That Should Never Be Forgotten


Published: April 19, 2009


... future Hall of Famer Joe Montana, who was excellent in big pressure games, and safety Ronnie Lott, who punished WRs coming over the middle with his trademark bone-crushing hit.

But there is one person who the media, or for that matter the 49er faithful, have forgotten about: Eric C. Wright (I am using his middle initial to distinguish him from the other Eric Wright who plays CB for the Cleveland Browns).

Eric Wright was drafted by the 49ers in 1981 in Round Two. He was sandwiched in between Ronnie Lott and Carlton Williamson in Rounds One and Three. For much of his career he wasn't talked about due to the man who wore No.42.

Wright left his own impact on opposing defenses and coordinators. He was targeted very frequently around his era. He stood in at 6'1" and weighed in at 183 pounds from Missouri. He had interceptions in Super Bowls 16 and 19.

He finished his career at age 31, with only eighteen interceptions. Wright's a two-time Pro-Bowler and in those...

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