At Grimsley High School, Albright was a standout in football, basketball and baseball. As a senior, he was selected to the Shrine Bowl and East-West All-Star Game; he was also named All-State in football and the NCHSAA Male Athlete of the Year. A first team All-ACC selection in 1993, Albright was first a tight-end then an offensive tackle at the University of North Carolina from 1989-93. Known for his hard work, Ethan Albright entered the NFL in 1944 as a free agent and spent 17 years in the league with the Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills, Washington Redskins and San Diego Chargers. Nicknamed “The Red Snapper” because of his position as a long-snapper, he was selected for the Pro Bowl in 2007.