Jeff Wilson (American football)

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Jeff Wilson Jr.
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Wilson with the 49ers in 2020
No. 30 – San Francisco 49ers
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1995-11-16) November 16, 1995 (age 25)
Palestine, Texas
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:216 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Elkhart
(Elkhart, Texas)
College:North Texas
Undrafted:2018
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2020
Rushing yards:971
Rushing average:4.4
Rushing touchdowns:11
Receptions:28
Receiving yards:265
Receiving touchdowns:4
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Jeffery "Jeff" Wilson Jr. (born November 16, 1995) is an American football running back for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at North Texas and signed with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2018.[1]

Early life[edit]

Wilson attended and played high school football at Elkhart High School in Texas. He was named an AP Class 2A first-team all-state as a senior after rushing for 2,749 yards and 36 touchdowns.[2][3] He received offers from North Texas, Louisiana-Monroe, New Mexico State, and Texas State. He chose to play college football for North Texas.[4]

College career[edit]

Wilson appeared in 41 games (29 starts) during his four-year career at North Texas.[5] He rushed for 3,205 yards and 32 touchdowns on 562 attempts, while adding 70 receptions for 527 yards and two touchdowns. He finished his college career ranked third in rushing touchdowns (32) and fourth in rushing yards (3,205) in school history.[6]

Collegiate statistics[edit]

Jeff Wilson Rushing Receiving
Season Team Conf. Class Pos. GP Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD
2014 North Texas CUSA FR RB 9 50 224 4.5 1 5 41 8.2 1
2015 North Texas CUSA SO RB 10 154 829 5.4 1 12 71 5.9 0
2016 North Texas CUSA JR RB 11 169 936 5.5 14 29 247 8.5 1
2017 North Texas CUSA SR RB 11 188 1,215 6.5 16 24 168 7.0 0
Career 41 561 3,204 5.7 32 70 527 7.5 2

Professional career[edit]

2018 season: Rookie year[edit]

Wilson signed with the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent on May 1, 2018.[7] He was waived on September 1, 2018 and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[8][9] He was promoted to the active roster on November 24, 2018.[10]

Wilson made his NFL debut in a Week 12 27-9 road loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He had seven carries for 33 yards.[11]

Wilson finished his rookie year with 266 rushing yards along with 12 receptions for 98 yards.[12]

2019 season[edit]

On August 31, 2019, Wilson was waived by the 49ers and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[13][14]

On September 14, 2019, Wilson was promoted to the active roster after Tevin Coleman was injured in the season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[15] During Week 2 against the Cincinnati Bengals, Wilson rushed 10 times for 34 yards and two touchdowns in the 41–17 road victory.[16] In the next game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Wilson rushed eight times for 18 yards and two touchdowns in the 24–20 victory.[17] During a Week 11 36–26 victory against the Arizona Cardinals, Wilson caught the game-winning touchdown from Jimmy Garoppolo for his first NFL receiving touchdown.[18]

Wilson finished his second season with 27 carries for 105 yards and four touchdowns along with three receptions for 34 yards and a touchdown.[19] The 49ers reached Super Bowl LIV, but lost 31–20 to the Kansas City Chiefs. In the Super Bowl, he caught a 20-yard reception.

2020 season[edit]

On April 20, 2020, Wilson was re-signed by the 49ers to a one-year contract.[20] He was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the team on July 30, 2020,[21] and activated from the list five days later.[22]

During a Week 3 36-9 victory over the New York Giants, Wilson recorded 69 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns (one rushing and one receiving).[23] During Week 7 against the New England Patriots, he had 17 carries for 112 yards and three touchdowns before leaving the eventual 33–6 road victory with a high-ankle sprain.[24][25] He was placed on injured reserve on October 31.[26] He was activated on November 28, 2020.[27] In Week 16 against the Arizona Cardinals, Wilson had 22 carries for a career-high 183 rushing yards and a reception for a 21-yard touchdown in the 20–12 road victory.[28]

2021 season[edit]

Wilson signed a one-year contract extension with the 49ers on January 26, 2021.[29]

On May 25, 2021, it was announced that Wilson tore his meniscus and would miss 4-6 months.[30][31]

NFL career statistics[edit]

Regular season statistics
Year Team Games Rushing Receiving Fumbles
GP GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2018 SF 6 2 66 266 4.0 18 0 12 98 8.2 24 0 3 2
2019 SF 10 0 27 105 3.9 25 4 3 34 11.3 25T 1 0 0
2020 SF 12 3 126 600 4.8 34 7 13 133 10.2 21T 3 2 2
Career 28 5 219 971 4.4 34 11 28 265 9.5 25T 4 5 4
Postseason statistics
Year Team Games Rushing Receiving Fumbles
GP GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2019 SF 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 20 20.0 20 0 0 0
Career 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 20 20.0 20 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pro football: Wilson signs with 49ers as undrafted free agent". PalestineHerald.com. April 28, 2018.
  2. ^ Viccaro, Eric. "Storm Center: Nothing like coming home for Jeff Wilson, Jr". Palestineherald.com. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  3. ^ "Jeffery Wilson, North Texas Mean Green, Running Back". 247Sports. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  4. ^ "Jeffery Wilson, Elkhart , Running Back". 247Sports. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  5. ^ "Jeffery Wilson College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  6. ^ "North Texas Mean Green Rushing". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  7. ^ "49ers Announce Roster Moves". 49ers.com. May 1, 2018. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  8. ^ "49ers Cut 21 Players, Get Roster Down to 53". 49ers.com. September 1, 2018. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  9. ^ "49ers Sign 9 Players to the Practice Squad". 49ers.com. September 2, 2018. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  10. ^ "49ers Announce Roster Moves". 49ers.com. November 24, 2018. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  11. ^ "San Francisco 49ers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – November 25th, 2018". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  12. ^ "Jeff Wilson 2018 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  13. ^ "49ers Announce 53-man Roster". 49ers.com. August 31, 2019.
  14. ^ "49ers Sign 9 Players to Practice Squad". 49ers.com. September 1, 2019.
  15. ^ "49ers Promote RB Jeff Wilson; Waive TE Kaden Smith". 49ers.com. September 14, 2019. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  16. ^ "Garoppolo throws 3 TDs, 49ers roll over Bengals 41–17". www.espn.com. September 15, 2019. Retrieved September 15, 2019.
  17. ^ "Sloppy 49ers beat Steelers 24–20 on late Garoppolo TD pass". www.espn.com. Associated Press. September 22, 2019. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  18. ^ "Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers – November 17th, 2019". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  19. ^ "Jeff Wilson 2019 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  20. ^ "49ers' Jeff Wilson: Signs tender". CBSSports.com. April 20, 2020. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  21. ^ "49ers Announce Roster Moves". 49ers.com. July 30, 2020. Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  22. ^ "49ers Announce Roster Moves". 49ers.com. August 4, 2020. Retrieved August 4, 2020.
  23. ^ "San Francisco 49ers at New York Giants – September 27th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  24. ^ "San Francisco 49ers at New England Patriots – October 25th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 29, 2020.
  25. ^ "49ers RB Jeff Wilson Has High Ankle Sprain". Pro Football Rumors. Retrieved October 29, 2020.
  26. ^ "49ers Announce Roster Moves". 49ers.com. October 31, 2020.
  27. ^ "49ers Announce Roster Moves". 49ers.com. November 28, 2020. Retrieved January 7, 2021.
  28. ^ "San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals – December 26th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  29. ^ "49ers Re-Sign RB Jeff Wilson Jr". 49ers.com. January 26, 2021. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  30. ^ "49ers RB Jeff Wilson Jr. to miss 4-6 months after knee surgery". ninerswire.com. May 25, 2021. Retrieved May 25, 2021.
  31. ^ "Jeff Wilson's torn meniscus described as 'substantial,' 49ers RB likely headed to PUP". 49erswebzone.com. May 26, 2021. Retrieved May 26, 2021.

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