Scott Wells

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Scott Wells
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Wells while playing for the St.Louis Rams.
No. 63     St. Louis Rams
Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-01-17) January 17, 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth: West, Texas
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 302 lb (137 kg)
Career information
High school: Brentwood (TN)
College: Tennessee
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 7 / Pick: 251
Debuted in 2004 for the Green Bay Packers
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Games played 130
Games started 119
Fumbles recovered 2
Stats at NFL.com

Scott Darvin Wells (born January 17, 1981) is an American football center for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Tennessee, and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the seventh round of the 2004 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Wells's father is in the ministry of the Churches of Christ, and Wells began playing football in Crowley, Texas,[1] before the family moved to a congregation in Pennsylvania, where Wells spent his freshman and sophomore years at Brookville Area High School; he finished his high school career at Brentwood Academy in Tennessee. Wells played offensive guard, defensive end, and nose tackle. He was a PrepStar and CNN/Sports Illustrated All America selection along with earning the Division II Class A 'Mr. Football' in 1998.

Wells also excelled on the wrestling mat, winning two Tennessee State Titles in the 275 pound weight class, going undefeated during his junior and senior years. [2]

College career[edit]

Wells played college football at the University of Tennessee. While playing at Tennessee during 2000–2003, he was a four-year letter winner.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

Scott Wells playing for Green Bay.

Wells was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the seventh round, pick 251, of the 2004 NFL Draft.

On September 5, 2004, Wells was waived by the Green Bay Packers but was signed to their practice squad two-days later on September 7.

On October 2, 2004, he was promoted to the active roster when Mike Flanagan was put on injured reserve.

Wells saw his first NFL regular season playing time on special teams on November 21, 2004, in Houston. He was named the starting center in the spring of 2006,[4] and he has held that position since,[5] missing just one game because of an eye injury.[4] In November, 2006, Scott was given a 5 year, $15 million contract extension.[6] On December 26, 2011, Wells was voted to his first career Pro Bowl.

St. Louis Rams[edit]

Wells signed a 4-year $24 million deal with the St. Louis Rams on March 16, 2012.[7]

In Week 1 against the Detroit Lions, Wells fractured a metatarsal in his left foot. He also underwent arthroscopic surgery in his right knee to repair some torn cartilage.

Personal[edit]

Wells is married to Julie Crosthwait Wells (born 1981), and they have had a son Jackson (born 2004), a daughter Lola (born 2006), and a son Langston (born 2009 or 2010).[8] The couple had lost premature twin sons, Deacon Scott Wells and Maddox Scott Wells as a result of stillbirth on November 24, 2005[9][10] the year before Lola's birth.[11] In 2012, the Wells adopted three children from Uganda, ages 2 through 5 - Caroline, Elijah, and R.J.[12][13] Caroline was revealed in 2011 to be the biological sister to R.J.[10] The Wells' are actively involved in Churches of Christ.[14]

He has earned two B.A. degrees in history and sociology.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moore, Ricky (2011-02-02). "Super Bowl: Packers Wells center honed skills in Crowley". Crowley Star (Crowley, Texas). Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  2. ^ "Packers.com Scott Wells Biography". Archived from the original on 2008-03-29. Retrieved 2008-04-01. 
  3. ^ "Packers.com Scott Wells Biography". Archived from the original on 2008-03-29. Retrieved 2008-04-01. 
  4. ^ a b "Packers.com Scott Wells Biography". Retrieved 2009-01-15. [dead link]
  5. ^ "CBSSports.com Scott Wells Player Profile". Retrieved 2009-01-15. 
  6. ^ "Milwaukee, Wisconsin Journal Sentinel "Packers Lock Up Wells"". Retrieved 2009-01-15. 
  7. ^ Rams land Scott Wells to play center
  8. ^ Wyatt, Jim (2011-02-03). "Green Bay Packers center Scott Wells is all heart: Brentwood Academy and UT product has overcome doubters, personal tragedy". Nashville Tennesean. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  9. ^ Wilde, Jason (June 2007). "Healing power Packers center Scott Wells and his wife, Julie, still cope with the loss of stillborn twin sons in 2005: the family, including 3-year-old Jackson, has since welcomed 8-month-old Lola into their lives". Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wisconsin). Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  10. ^ a b ESPN - A Hand for Scott Wells
  11. ^ "Packers.com Scott Wells Biography". Archived from the original on 2008-03-29. Retrieved 2008-04-01. 
  12. ^ Thomas, Jim (2012-08-27). "Scott Wells goes extra mile for children". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved 2012-11-25. 
  13. ^ Wertheim, Jon (2012-11-21). "After tragic loss, Wells family finds joy by adopting Ugandan orphans". Sports Illustrated.com. Retrieved 2012-11-25. 
  14. ^ Ross Jr., Bobby (2011-02-04). "Church of Christ preacher's son starts at center for Green Bay Packers". Christian Chronicle. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 

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