Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 2/25/12

INDIANAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 04: Joseph Addai #29 of the Indianapolis Colts runs the ball against Mike Wright #99 of the New England Patriots on November 4, 2007 at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Patriots won 24-20. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Mike Wright was one of our favorite players. He played hard and gave it all he had. We forget that they are human and we take for granted in our own lives that at anytime things can go bad. Wright was an example of that since he stepped on the football field as a rookie undrafted free agent in 2005 and signed by the New England Patriots.

A product of the University of Cincinnati, Wright was a walk on who fought his way to the NFL. It’s fair to say nothing was handed to him on the football field and he earned every moment he had out there.

He spent his entire career in New England, so we got see him play often, and any true Patriot fan would always say “ damn Mike Wrights hustles, what a motor”. He would never be mistaken for Jared Allen, but wasn’t a player you took lightly.

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