In Memory of Rayfield Wright
August 23, 1945 – April 7, 2022
Rayfield “Big Cat” Wright was a legend in football. In 1967 he was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys as a tight-end and in 1969 Tom Landry came to Dallas and as they say, the rest was Cowboy History. He would become the Cowboys offensive tackle until 1970 with an impressive 5 Super Bowl Trips accruing 2 Super Bowl Rings, and had 6 consecutive trips to the Pro-Bowl, and countless more games recognizing his superb talent. He would later be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame and 3 others throughout the country as well as as the Cowboys Ring of Honor.
However, Rayfield did not end his football career to retire into the life of an ex-Cowboy player. Instead he knew that God had blessed him and had paved the way to ensure that he in turn could bless countless others. Joining the Community Food Bank’s BOD was one more way he could give back to the community he so loved especially children.
He held a Celebrity Golf Tournament benefiting charity including the Food Bank which helped raise a lot of money. He used his celebrity status to help during North Texas Giving Day raising additional money. All during Covid-19 his presence was seen on the food line handing out boxes, talking and visiting with both clients, volunteers, and staff. He truly had a smile that was contagious, a generous heart that knew no bounds as he always wanted to do more, and most of all wanted to share with everyone how important his relationship with God was in every part of his life.
We at the Community Food Bank want to say thank you to Rayfield for blessing us with his kind spirit, his drive to help so many, and all the many memories you have given so many of us. We know you are at home now and we know that this is not goodbye but rather till next time.