Jeff Wilson (American football)

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Jeff Wilson Jr.
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Wilson with the 49ers in 2018
No. 30 – San Francisco 49ers
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1995-11-16) November 16, 1995 (age 24)
Elkhart, Texas
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:216 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Elkhart (TX)
College:North Texas
Undrafted:2018
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2019
Rushing yards:371
Rushing average:4.0
Rushing touchdowns:4
Receptions:15
Receiving yards:132
Receiving touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com

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
Year School Conf Class Pos G 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 1215 6.5 16 24 168 7.0 0
Career North Texas 41 561 3204 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 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 12.[11] He had seven carries for 33 rushing yards in the loss. He finished his rookie year with 266 rushing yards and 98 receiving 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 due to an ankle injury suffered by Tevin Coleman in the season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[15] During Week 2 on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals, Wilson rushed 10 times for 34 yards and two touchdowns as the 49ers won by a score of 41-17.[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] Overall, in the 2019 season, Wilson totaled 27 carries for 105 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns to go along with three receptions for 34 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown.[19] Despite Wilson not playing much in the playoffs, 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.

On March 5, 2020, Wilson was re-signed by the 49ers to a one-year $660,000 contract.

NFL statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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
Career 16 2 93 371 4.0 25 4 15 132 8.8 25T 1 3 2

Postseason[edit]

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.

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