SOURCE: PetroSun Drilling, Inc.

August 03, 2006 09:58 ET

PetroSun President Rayfield Wright to Be Inducted Into the NFL Hall of Fame

PHOENIX, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 3, 2006 -- PetroSun Drilling, Incorporated (PINKSHEETS: PSUD) and its Board of Directors, is pleased to announce today that Rayfield Wright, President of PetroSun, will be inducted into the National Football League Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio this coming weekend.

As a member of the Dallas Cowboys, Mr. Wright participated in 166 games, started at right tackle in six NFC championship games, played in five Super Bowls, winning two of them (VI and XII), earned his first of four All-NFL honors in 1971 and was voted that same year to the first of six straight Pro Bowls. His blocking and leadership as the team's co-captain for 7 years helped the Cowboys win 10 division titles and six conference crowns.

For his accomplishments on the field, Wright was named to the NFL's all Decade Team of the 1970's and in 2004 he was inducted into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor.

When a knee injury forced his retirement from football in 1979, Wright began a successful career as entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist.

Mr. Wright's passion and devotion to improving the lives of at-risk, inner-city youth resulted in his appointment to the Juvenile Supreme Court in Arizona. He also served as president of the NFL Alumni Chapter, "Caring for Kids" program in the mid-nineties. Mr. Wright is a co-founder and president of "Kids 4 Tomorrow" a non-profit organization of former professional athletes that work with children in K-12th grade. A gifted speaker and author, he is often called upon to share his inspirational story with community groups, schools, churches and civic leaders.

The Athletes International Ministries awarded Mr. Wright the Hall of Faith Award in 1997. Wright was inducted into the State of Georgia's Hall of Fame in 1988. He was a member of the NFL All Super Bowl Team in 1990 and received the NFL Legends Award that same year. He was also inducted into the Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame in 2002.

In Mr. Wright's recently published autobiography "Wright Up Front," he states, " Looking back through the chapters of my life, I can clearly see that God has a master plan for my life -- just as he has orchestrated yours. I hope this part of my life's story lifted your spirits and delivered the gift of hope." We encourage the public to read "Wright Up Front" to assist in understanding the value of dedication, integrity, teamwork and faith.

About PetroSun

PetroSun's current operations are concentrated in the Ark-La-Tex region with plans to expand into New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Australia in 2006. PetroSun provides a comprehensive array of products and services to the oil industry. Algae BioFuels, a wholly owned subsidiary of PetroSun, is an emerging producer of biodiesel derived from the cultivation of algae. The Company's cutting edge technologies, combined with a proven ability to apply them effectively and safely within a disciplined ROI framework, creates long term value for PetroSun shareholders and partners. PetroSun is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information about PetroSun visit the company's website at

Except historical matter contained herein, matters discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements reflect assumptions and involve risks and uncertainties, which may affect the Company's business and prospects and cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements.

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