Frank Wainright

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Frank Wainright
Born: (1967-10-10)October 10, 1967
Peoria, Illinois
Died: April 5, 2016(2016-04-05) (aged 48)
Career information
Position(s) Tight end
College Northern Colorado
NFL draft 1991 / Round: 8 / Pick: 210
Career history
As player
1990–1993 New Orleans Saints
1994–1995 Philadelphia Eagles
1995–1998 Miami Dolphins
1999–2000 Baltimore Ravens
Career stats

Frank Wesley Wainright (October 10, 1967 – April 5, 2016) was a professional American football tight end in the National Football League for ten seasons for the New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins, and Baltimore Ravens. He played high school his freshman through junior year at Peoria Heights High School. He played college football at the University of Northern Colorado and was drafted in the eighth round of the 1991 NFL Draft.

Wainright was on the 2000 Super Bowl winning Ravens team. A back injury ended his NFL career following the Super Bowl. Wainright was the President of the NFL Alumni Chapter in Denver, CO.

Upon retirement from his NFL football career in Baltimore, Wainright moved back to Colorado in 2002 and started a business in medical sales for the spine. Wainright was a great businessman and started his own distributorship and multiple other businesses in the medical device and sales industry.

Wainright believed in participating in research and education to create knowledge and awareness in the medical field, specifically, in the sports industry to make sports safer for all athletes. Accordingly, Wainright donated his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation for the study of short and long term impact of CTE - Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. He died on April 5, 2016.[1]


  1. ^ "Frank Wainright". Peoria Journal Star.