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December 22, 2010


Retired Jaguars TE, George Wrighster Interview

by Max Strauss

George Wrighster played college football for the University of Oregon. He then entered the 2003 NFL Draft, and was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 4th round, 103rd overall. He was a member of the Jaguars from 2003 through 2008. He was known for occasionally getting open, but also for his above-average blocking skills. This interview was conducted in the 2010 NFL season and this was when he was a member of the UFL, Las Vegas Locomotives.

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Strauss : Why do you use twitter?

Wrighster : I use twitter because it’s a fast and simple way to communicate with fans and friends. It’s also fun to use because you read things that people say that are hilarious.

Strauss : If you could meet anyone, who would it be and why?

Wrighster : Barack Obama. I would just like to spend a day with him without the cameras and really have some real uncensored conversations with him.

Strauss : If you weren’t playing in the NFL, what would you want to do?

Wrighster : I would want to be an actor.

Strauss : Who was your childhood star?

Wrighster : Michael Jordan. I loved basketball and he was just incredible.

Strauss : What is your favorite TV Show?

Wrighster : Dexter. Dexter is a beast and very complex.

Strauss : What is your favorite movie of all time?

Wrighster : Oceans 11- I love movies with twists and turns.

Strauss : What is your favorite type of pie?

Wrighster : Sweet Potato pie.

Strauss : What would be your last meal on earth?

Wrighster : Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey, Ham, dressing, cranberry sauce (jellied), macaroni cheese, rolls, and green beans.

Strauss : How long have you played football?

Wrighster : I started playing my sophomore year in high school. 8 man football.

Strauss : Did you play any other sports in high school?

Wrighster : I played Basketball and baseball.

Strauss : What is a favorite memory with a sport other than football?

Wrighster : I remember winning the city championship and being All Star Game MVP in basketball.

Strauss : What was the best thing you learned at Oregon that helped you in your career?

Wrighster : Being a pro. Football is your job so you have to give it time and attention to be successful. You have to take care of your body, study, and have respect for the game.

Strauss : Who was your best buddy from college?

Wrighster : Samie Parker. We lived together and I remember hopping the fence to the field on the weekends to go workout.

Strauss : What is your favorite memory from Oregon?

Wrighster : Autzen Stadium–the best place to play college football.

Strauss :  When were you expecting to get drafted?

Wrighster : 2nd– 3rd round. I started getting calls at the end of the first and I was Mel Kiper’s best available starting at pick 40.

Strauss : What was going through your mind when you finally got drafted?

Wrighster : I had a chip on my shoulder. I said I’m going to show these people they were wrong.

Strauss : What were the emotions like?

Wrighster : I was hurt and frustrated because I didn’t know why I fell so far. My family was happy and so was I that it was finally over, but it was a tough day.

Strauss : What is your favorite memory with the Jaguars?

Wrighster : Sweet Home Alabama being played every home game. I had no clue why for years then somebody told me the band was from Jacksonville.

Strauss : What’s your favorite thing to do in spare time

Wrighster : Play basketball and video games.

Strauss : Who had the most impact on your career? How?

Wrighster : Fred Taylor. He taught me the definition of what it’s like to be a pro on the field and taking care of yourself.

Strauss : What is your nickname?

Wrighster : G3. Because Im George III.

Strauss : What is your charity?

Wrighster : The George Wrighster foundation. We help less fortunate families during the holidays!

Strauss : What is an experience you have had that changed your life?

Wrighster : Having a child!

Strauss : What is your favorite quote? Why?

Wrighster : Don’t be afraid to stand on a pile of No’s for one Yes!

Strauss : If you could describe yourself as any ice cream flavor, what would you be and why?

Wrighster : Ben & Jerry’s Everything but the kitchen sink. I’m a combination of so many things and very well-rounded. But funny part is… I would never eat that flavor.

Strauss : For someone aspiring to play football in the NFL, do you have any advice?

Wrighster : Work hard and get your school finished. Football doesn’t last forever.

Strauss : Thank you for your time.

Wrighster : Thank you! I look forward to seeing it online.


2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Ando
    Dec 22 2010

    Great Interview!!!

    When was he drafter (I dont remember, soo lazy)…

  2. 950Ryder
    Jan 1 2011

    This blog is paradise for me.
    I love all these!

    Thanks for your work buddy. Waiting on more info!


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