I had the wonderful opportunity to interview ex Chicago Bear and Tampa Bay Buccaneer Saftey, Major Wright. Major was also a part of the Florida Gators Championship team in 2008. Here’s my interview with him:
Q: Who was your idol growing up as a kid?
A: My idol was Sean Taylor growing up I wanted to be just like him!
Q: On the field, what type of play gave you the best feeling? A big hit? A pick six? Something else?
A: I think nowadays pick 6 all day. When I was playing I think the hits set the tone of any game, which leaves players scared the rest of the game.
Q: What are your thoughts on the AAF?
A: I love that they have come up with the AAF league! This will help a lot of guys who still have football left in them, get that opportunity to keep playing.
Q: During your time playing with Florida, the Bears, and the Bucs, can you point to a favorite memory?
A: Winning a national championship is 1. Being drafted was another one. Hitting Manny on that sideline was something that will be with me the rest of my life.
Q: Would you ever get involved in coaching at either a high school, college or pro level? Why or why not?
A: At this point in my life I have given football a lot of time and wouldn’t want to be involved with it at this point. My life is much more than just being around sports.
Major Wright was drafted by the Bears in 2010 and played in the NFL until 2016. He recorded 329 tackles, 9 interceptions, and 3 defensive touchdowns. Major is currently writing a book that will include information about his playing experiences.