Tony Wragge life and biography

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Tony Wragge biography

Date of birth : 1979-08-14
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Bloomfield, NE
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-15
Credited as : Football player NFL, guard for the 49ers, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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A versatile and powerful offensive lineman, Tony Wragge has served as a valuable player for the 49ers over the past five seasons. Wragge has made starts at center and both guard positions during his career. Originally signed as a rookie free agent by Arizona in 2002, he joined the 49ers in 2005 to provide depth in the trenches.

Originally signed by Arz. as a rookie free agent in 2002…Waived by Arz. on 8/27/02…Signed by Arz. to the practice squad on 10/30/02…Signed by Arz. to the 53-man roster from the practice squad on 11/22/02…Waived by Arz. on 8/30/03…Signed by Arz. to the practice squad on 11/11/03...Signed by Arz. on 1/12/04…Waived by Arz. on 9/5/04…Signed by SF as a free agent on 7/7/05…Waived by SF on 9/10/05…Signed by SF on 11/29/05…Al­located to NFL Europa’s Rhein Fire on 1/11/06...Re-signed by SF on 3/5/07.

2009 (San Francisco):
•Saw action in 15 games.
•Stepped in at right guard in place of an injured G David Baas at GB (11/22).

2008 (San Francisco):
•Played in 16 games, starting first 10 contests at RG.
•Started at right guard vs. Arz. (9/7) and moved to center for one series in place of an injured Eric Heitmann.
•Part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack at Arz. (11/10), breaking a 31-game streak by the Cardinals defense with at least 1 sack.

2007 (San Francisco):
•Played in 5 games as a reserve offensive lineman. Did not play in 3 contests and was inactive another 8 games.
•Saw first action of season on offensive line late in game at Car. (12/2) at right guard in place of Baas, who left with an elbow injury.

2006 (San Francisco):
•Saw action in 14 games with 4 starts, starting 2 contests at left guard and 2 games at center.
•Started at left guard vs. StL (9/17) when starting G Larry Allen was sidelined with a knee injury.
•Started at left guard vs. SD (10/15) in place of Allen, who was inactive while recovering from a MCL sprain.
•Saw extensive playing time at center at Sea. (12/14) after Eric Heitmann broke his tibia in 1st qtr. Blocking helped pave the way for 228 rushing yds.
•Started at center vs. Arz. (12/24) and at Den. (12/31) in place of Heitmann, who was placed on IR.

2005 (San Francisco):
•Signed (11/29), but did not play in final 5 games of season.
•Allocated to NFL Europa (1/11/06) and played for Rhein Fire during spring.

•Out of football.

2003 (Arizona):
•Signed to practice squad (9/1). Placed on practice squad/Injured list (11/5) with a knee injury.

2002 (Arizona):
•Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent and released (8/26) during pre­season play, but was later re-signed to practice squad (10/30). Was attend­ing class at New Mexico State in October when the Cardinals called him to return.
•Activated to 53-man roster (11/22) and played in 3 games (1 start).
•Played in first NFL game against Det. (12/8) on special teams and made first NFL start at left guard at Den. (12/29).

•Three-year starter at right guard at New Mexico State, where he started 34 consecutive games, earning All-Sun Belt Conference honors twice. Led offense that allowed 13 sacks as a senior (fewest in Conference) and gener­ated 4,324 yds. of total offense (360.3 yds. per game).

•Prep athlete at Bloomfield Community (Bloomfield, NE) HS, where he earned Class C-2 all-Nebraska honors as a junior and senior. Also a two-time All- Northeast Nebraska Athletic Conference selection and conference Player of the Year.
•Also named Northeast Nebraska Player of the Year after each of his high school seasons.
•Born Tony Wragge (8/14/79) in Bloomfield, NE. Married to Nicole. Couple resides in Santa Clara, CA, with daughters, Addison and Avery.

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