For those of you who think that Billy “White Shoes” Johnson invented the end zone dance…
…you’re not old enough.
Elmo Wright began high-stepping and celebrating in college football end zones in the late 60’s with the Houston Cougars and then in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs in the 70’s. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any video of Elmo’s celebrations, but what I was able to do was interview Elmo for my upcoming book High School Football in Texas: Amazing Football Stories From the Greatest Players of Texas.
In the book, Elmo talks about about the beginning of his end zone dance and his incredible high school football career that only lasted two years in Sweeny, Texas. Wright won two state championships in just two years of playing football. In 1965, Wright won a state title at Carver High School during segregation and then the following year at Sweeny High after desegregation.
Below, you can listen to Wright talk about his first time stepping into a high school football huddle after ending his career as a tenor saxophonist.
2 Minute Drill Podcast
You can pre-order my book now online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, so that it ships right away on September 4.
Here are other bonus interviews for my book that I’ve released already: