The Man Who Invented the End Zone Dance is on the 2 Minute Drill Podcast

Elmo Wright
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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.


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Andy Dalton

Eric Dickerson

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Ken Houston

Craig James

Jerry Sisemore

Lovie Smith

Gene Stallings

LaDainian Tomlinson

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About the Author

Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.