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Ian Wild
File:44, Ian Wild, June 22, 2019.jpg
No. 44 – Toronto Argonauts
Position:Linebacker / Safety
Personal information
Born: (1990-03-13) March 13, 1990 (age 30)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Baldwin High School
College:Mercyhurst
Undrafted:2012
Career history
* Buffalo Bills ( 2012)*
Roster status:Active
CFL status:International
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Career CFL statistics as of 2017
Tackles:245
Quarterback sacks:8
Interceptions:1
Forced Fumbles:8
Special Teams Tackles:60
Player stats at CFL.ca

Ian Wild (born March 13, 1990) is a professional Canadian football linebacker for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Most of his professional career was played with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He played college football at Mercyhurst.

Early lifeEdit

Wild attended Baldwin High School.[1]

College careerEdit

Wild played both football and lacrosse at Mercyhurst.[2]

Professional careerEdit

After going undrafted in the 2012 NFL draft, Wild signed with the Buffalo Bills. He was released on May 14, 2012 without making it through training camp.[3]

Wild signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers prior to the 2013 season. On August 22, 2014, Wild set a franchise record with 14 tackles against the Montreal Alouettes.[4] He served as Winnipeg's long snapper. In his first two years with the Blue Bombers, Wild put up a total of 136 tackles, 27 special teams tackles, 4 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, and a touchdown. On January 23, 2015, Winnipeg released Wild so he could go to the NFL.[5]

On January 31, 2015, Wild signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers.[6] He recorded 7 tackles and a sack in the preseason, but was released during final cuts.

On September 21, 2015, Wild returned to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for a partial season. Wild signed with Winnipeg again for 2016. His 2017 was limited to 5 games, but he returned from injury to play in the post season. On January 8, 2018, Wild re-signed a one year contract with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. During his 6th season, Wild's contributions declined to mostly special teams play, although he did see significant action in the final game of the year when starters were resting, as well as usage in the postseason. In 15 games in 2018, Wild produced 12 tackles on defense and 12 tackles on special teams, but was released during the offseason.[7]

In February 2019, Wild signed with the Toronto Argonauts.[8]

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