Major Wright is a retired football player who attended the University of Florida from 2007 to 2009. He led the SEC in fumbles and was named a First-Team Freshman All-American at UF. He was a member of the 2008 National Championship winning team.
He was picked by the Chicago Bears in the third round of the 2010 NFL draft. He played four years for the Chicago Bears and two years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
In 2022 Major launched Good Deed Tuesday through The Wright Way Foundation, to inspire kindness in youth. Moved by the increase in bullying and gun violence, Major developed a modern-day superhero who gains his powers by being kind and helping others. Good Deed Tuesday is a program for afterschool programs and schools to teach positive character traits in a playful, yet impactful way.
Major is currently speaking to schools, teams, and corporate organizations about creating winning teams, resilience, mental health and financial literacy for minorities.
He is currently living in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. ‘Major Pain: Confessions of a Smash-Mouth Safety’ is his first book.