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Ben Wells
Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-01-09) January 9, 1989 (age 31)
Place of birth: Beaumont, Texas
Career information
College: Stephen F. Austin
Undrafted in 2012
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Washington Redskins ( 2012)*
CFL status: International
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Tackles     4
Tackles     39.0
Pass breakups     3
Interceptions     0
Stats at CFL.ca
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Ben Wells (born January 9, 1989) is an American football defensive back who is currently a free agent. He first enrolled at the University of Texas before transferring to Stephen F. Austin State University. He attended Ozen High School in Beaumont, Texas. Wells has been a member of the Washington Redskins, Montreal Alouettes and Arizona Rattlers.

Early yearsEdit

Wells participated in football, basketball and track and field at Ozen High School. He was named first-team 4A all-state by the Associated Press and Texas Sports Writers Association his senior year. He played in the 2007 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl. He also earned first-team 22-4A all-district and first-team All-Greater Houston honors as a junior. Wells started his prep career as a wide receiver before switching to defense his junior year.[1] He was the #88 ranked player nationally by Rivals.com in 2007.[2]

College careerEdit

Wells played for the Texas Longhorns from 2008 to 2009. He was redshirted in 2007.[1] He transferred to Stephen F. Austin State University and played for the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks from 2010 to 2011.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Washington RedskinsEdit

Wells signed with the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL) on April 29, 2012 after going undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft.[4]

Montreal AlouettesEdit

Wells signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League on May 13, 2013.[5] He was released by the Alouettes on June 11, 2014.[6]

Arizona RattlersEdit

Wells was signed by the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League on September 25, 2014.[7] On March 22, 2016, Wells was placed on reassignment.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "BEN WELLS - 2009 FOOTBALL". texassports.com. Archived from the original on October 10, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20151010185110/http://www.texassports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3423. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  2. "BEN WELLS". sports.yahoo.com. Archived from the original on October 10, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20151010184330/https://sports.yahoo.com/tamu/football/recruiting/player-Ben-Wells-46333. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  3. "2 Ben Wells". sfajacks.com. Archived from the original on October 10, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20151010184658/http://www.sfajacks.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/2011-2012/plyr_2.html. Retrieved September 27, 2014.
  4. "Bias, Wells Sign NFL Contracts". sfajacks.com. April 19, 2012. Archived from the original on October 10, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20151010184801/http://www.sfajacks.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/042912aaa.html. Retrieved April 13, 2014.
  5. "TRANSACTIONS". montrealalouettes.com. Archived from the original on July 1, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20140701140239/http://en.montrealalouettes.com/page/transactions. Retrieved September 27, 2014.
  6. "TC14: DAY 11 REPORT". montrealalouettes.com. June 11, 2014. Archived from the original on October 10, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20151010184933/http://en.montrealalouettes.com/article/tc14-day-11-report. Retrieved September 27, 2014.
  7. "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. Archived from the original on March 14, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150314200853/http://www.arenafan.com/teams/?page=transactions&type=old&team=21. Retrieved September 27, 2014.
  8. "NEWS". arenafootball.com. Archived from the original on March 24, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160324152341/http://www.arenafootball.com/sports/a-footbl/transactions/index.html. Retrieved March 24, 2016.

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