John Wright is a national sought after speaker to corporate leaders and professional teams. He was voted top speaker at the NFL National Rookie Symposium six times. He has facilitated life skills camps for the Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears, Baltimore Ravens, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons and Tennessee Titans. John’s 80 acre estate, which he calls Greyfield, has become a learning and training center for CEO’s of Fortune 100 companies, NFL Hall of Famers, Super Bowl champions, NFL All Pro’s, NBA All Pro’s, NCAA Champions, Olympic Gold Medalist’s, Best-selling Authors, and Entrepreneurs.
John was an All-State and All-American high school football player in Wheaton, Illinois, a state champion and state record holder in track, and an All-American and Academic All-American in college. He graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as the leading receiver in Big Ten history and 5th all time in NCAA history. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons as a second round pick and traded to the Detroit Lions during his rookie season. He became a starter with the Lions in his second year and sustained a career ending injury during his third season. His son Johnny was also a first team Academic All-American; they are the only father-son first team Academic All-Americans in NCAA history. His daughter, Ashley, was a state champion and start record holder in track and cross country. He has been married to his wife Deanna for 51 years and they have 8 grandchildren.