Jonathan Wells (American football)

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Jonathan Wells
No. 32
Date of birth: (1979-07-21) July 21, 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth: River Ridge, Louisiana
Career information
Position(s): Running back
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 4 / Pick 99
Organizations
As player:
2002–2005 Houston Texans
Career stats
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Jonathan Wells (born July 21, 1979) is a former American football running back. He played college football at Ohio State University and professionally in the National Football League (NFL) with the Houston Texas.

High school career[edit]

Wells played high school football at John Curtis Christian High School in his native River Ridge, Louisiana. He assisted the team in capturing three consecutive 4A state championships.

College career[edit]

Wells played college football with the Ohio State Buckeyes. Despite starting only 15 of 45 career games, he carried 479 times for 2,381 yards and 27 TDs, ranking 13th on the school’s all-time rushing yards list. He was drafted in the 2002 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans.

He is most remembered by Buckeye fans for his 129 yards rushing 3 touchdown performance against Michigan, to help the Buckeyes beat the 11th-ranked Wolverines 26–20 in Jim Tressel's first year as head coach. His effort helped snap an Ohio State six- game losing streak at Michigan Stadium, getting a win there for the first time since 1987. He was named Ohio State's 2001 season MVP.

Rushing statistics[edit]

Year Games Rushes Yards Average TD
1998 12 41 197 4.8 2
1999 9 51 292 5.7 3
2000 12 136 598 4.4 6
2001 12 251 1294 5.2 16
Total 45 479 2,381 5.0 27

Post-football career[edit]

After his football career, Well co-founded From the Ground Up Records with fellow NFL player, Charles Grant and Carlos Diaz. The label has signed multiple artists such as Titanium, King Kun, Gangsta Luck, and Solid (American Rapper),and Mullage who are now signed to Jive Records.

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