Dwayne Wright, a Fresno State football star who went on to play in the NFL, knows what it takes to be a working student-athlete.
His experience made him a good fit for Meathead Movers, a family-owned moving business that employs student athletes across California.
With an emphasis on developing the skill sets of workers, Wright said he understood the importance of an opportunity like this to a student-athlete. The founders share the competitive, sportsman-like mentality that inspires and pushes people to do their best, he said.
In addition to the company’s ties with athletics, its charity work caught Wright’s attention.
“This is something that I really liked about the company,” Wright said. “We go out in the community and actually give fresh starts.”
The business works alongside law enforcement to help domestic abuse victims move for free, something Wright says he appreciates personally after the death of his cousin in San Diego from domestic violence.
“I care more about other people than I do about myself,” he said. “ And I see that in this company.”
Wright accepted a coordinator position for the Fresno area, where he will work in the community to promote business and estimate services for potential customers. He will also continue to work part-time as a coach for Fresno City College.
Meathead Movers began in 1997 when two high school-aged brothers, Aaron and Evan Steed, started collecting extra cash and pizza dinners as payment for helping people move. Since then, the company has grown to span most of Southern and Central California, making it the largest independent moving company in the state.