Jonathan Wells (American football)
|Date of birth||July 21, 1979|
|Place of birth||River Ridge, Louisiana|
|NFL Draft||2002 / Round: 4 / Pick 99|
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
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.
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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