Tony Wragge

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Tony Wragge
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Wragge at a 49ers training camp in August 2010.
No. 68, 69, 64
Position: Guard
Personal information
Born: (1979-08-14) August 14, 1979 (age 40)
Creighton, Nebraska
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:320 lb (145 kg)
Career information
High school:Bloomfield (NE)
College: New Mexico State
Undrafted: 2002
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played:76
Games started:19
Player stats at NFL.com

Tony James Wragge (born August 14, 1979) is a former American football center. He was originally signed by the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2002. He played college football for New Mexico State University.

American football Team field sport

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Arizona Cardinals National Football League franchise in Glendale, Arizona

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He has also played for the Los Angeles Avengers, San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams and Baltimore Ravens.

The Los Angeles Avengers were an Arena Football League team based in Los Angeles, California, from 2000 through 2008. They folded on April 19, 2009.

San Francisco 49ers National Football League franchise in Santa Clara, California

The San Francisco 49ers are a professional American football team located in the San Francisco Bay Area. They compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) West division. The team currently plays its home games at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, located 38 miles (61 km) southeast of San Francisco in the heart of Silicon Valley. Since 1988, the 49ers have been headquartered in Santa Clara.

Baltimore Ravens National Football League franchise in Baltimore, Maryland

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High school and college career

Wragge was an all-state selection as a junior and senior at Bloomfield Community High School in Bloomfield, Nebraska. He made the all-Northeast Nebraska Athletic Conference team twice, and was named Northeast Nebraska Player of the Year. In addition to high school football, he was also a weightlifter in high school, and owns the Nebraska state high school lifting records for deadlift (580 pounds), bench press (365 lbs.), and the overall mark of 1,400 pounds. Wragge attended New Mexico State University, where he started at right guard for three seasons. He made the All-Sun Belt Conference team twice. Wragge was inducted into the Aggie Sports Hall of Fame in 2012. He completed his bachelor's degree in individualized studies (health science) in August 2008, while playing in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers.

Bloomfield, Nebraska City in Nebraska, United States

Bloomfield is a city in Knox County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,028 at the 2010 census.

High school football Secondary school competition in gridiron football

High school football is gridiron football played by high school teams in the United States and Canada. It ranks among the most popular interscholastic sports in both countries.

The deadlift is a weight training exercise in which a loaded barbell or bar is lifted off the ground to the level of the hips, torso perpendicular to the floor, before being placed back on the ground. It is one of the three powerlifting exercises, along with the squat and bench press.

Professional career

Arizona Cardinals

Wragge signed with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2002, under head coach Dave McGinnis. He was signed to the Cardinals' practice squad in October 2002, then later promoted to the active roster. Wragge made his first NFL start in his rookie season on December 29, 2002, at left guard against the Denver Broncos in Denver, Colorado. In 2003, Wragge was placed on the Cardinals' practice squad and suffered a season-ending knee injury that landed him on the injured reserved list for the rest of the 2003 season. In 2004, Wragge attended training camp again with the Arizona Cardinals under the new head coach Dennis Green; he was released before the start of the 2004 regular season.[ citation needed ]

In professional sports, a free agent is a player who is eligible to sign freely with any club or franchise; i.e., not under contract to any specific team. The term is also used in reference to a player who is under contract at present but who is allowed to solicit offers from other teams. In some circumstances, the free agent's options are limited by league rules.

Los Angeles Avengers

He played in the Arena Football League in 2005 with the Los Angeles Avengers.[ citation needed ]

San Francisco 49ers

Wragge was picked up by the San Francisco 49ers before the 2005 NFL season but was released before the start of the season. Wragge was signed back to the active roster on November 28, 2005. He was then allocated to NFL Europe by the San Francisco 49ers for the spring 2006 NFL Europe season, playing for the Rhein Fire in Düsseldorf, Germany. Wragge started every game at right guard, was a team captain, and the team posted a 6-4 record missing a World Bowl appearance by one game. He was released by the 49ers on September 3, 2011. [1]

The 2005 NFL season was the 86th regular season of the National Football League.

St. Louis Rams

The next day, he signed with the St. Louis Rams.[ citation needed ]

Baltimore Ravens

Wragge was signed by the Baltimore Ravens on June 12, 2012. [2] He attended training camp and was released before the 2012 regular NFL season on August 31, 2012.

Coaching

Wragge was named offensive line coach for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Game held on January 19, 2013.[ citation needed ]

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