Craig Wolfley

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Craig Wolfley
No. 73
Personal information
Born: (1958-05-19) May 19, 1958 (age 61)
Buffalo, New York
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
NFL Draft:1980 / Round: 5 / Pick: 138
Career history
Competition record
Representing  United States
World's Strongest Man
5th 1981 World's Strongest Man

Craig Wolfley (born May 19, 1958) is a former American football player and current sideline reporter for the Pittsburgh Steelers.[1] Along with former teammate Tunch Ilkin, he hosts a show on 970 ESPN.[2]

College career[edit]

Wolfley attended Syracuse University from 1976-1979. He was a four-year letter winner as an offensive lineman.[3] In 1999, Wolfley was named to the Syracuse University Football All Century team along with Jim Brown, Ernie Davis, Larry Csonka, Marvin Harrison, Daryl Johnston, John Mackey, Art Monk and Donovan McNabb.[4]

Professional career[edit]

A fifth round NFL draft pick, he played offensive guard and offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1980–1989. He ended his career with the Minnesota Vikings from 1990-1991. Wolfley started 104 games, the majority at Left Guard.[5]

Other sports[edit]

In addition to football, Wolfley competed in weight lifting, boxing, sumo wrestling and martial arts. In 1981, he placed fifth in the World's Strongest Man competition.[6] In 1985, Wolfley placed second in the first professional sumo wrestling tournament ever held in North America.[7] In 2002, Wolfley lost a four-round boxing match to Butterbean.[8] He also holds a black belt in Jiu Jitsu.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Wolfley attended South Hills Bible Chapel under the pastoral leadership of Dr. John H. Munro with two other notable Steelers, Mike Webster and Tunch Ilkin.

Wolfley and his wife Faith have three daughters, Megan, Hannah, and Esther, and three sons, Kyle, 'CJ', and 'Max'. Wolfley also has 4 children from a previous marriage. He and Faith are the former owners of the Wolfpack Boxing Club, formally MASC, in Carnegie, PA where they taught boxing, martial arts and other athletics.

He is the brother of Ron Wolfley, former running back of the Arizona Cardinals.[10]


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  7. ^ "Thrill of competition fuels Wolfley". Altoona Mirror. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
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  9. ^ Aronson, Harv. "Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Position Profiles: Guards from 'Moon' to DeCastro". City of Champions Sports. FanSided. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  10. ^ "". Retrieved 2011-03-19.

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