|Date of birth:||July 21, 1979|
|Place of birth:||River Ridge, LA|
|NFL Draft:||2002 / Round: 4 / Pick 99|
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High school career[edit | edit source]
College career[edit | edit source]
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. (2001 Season) His effort helped snap an Ohio State 6 game losing streak at Michigan Stadium, getting a win there for the first time since 1987. He was named the Ohio State Buckeye's 2001 Season MVP.
Professional Football Career/Fantasy Football Relevance[edit | edit source]
As the reserve running back for the Houston Texans in 2005, Wells was thrust into the fantasy football spotlight when starting running back Domanick Williams was injured, giving Wells the start in a Week 15 game against the Arizona Cardinals. Wells delivered with a 87 yard, 2 touchdown performance, propelling fantasy football teams who started Wells to stunning victories and sending owners of opposing teams into table-pounding rages. Following this performance, Wells immediately faded back into fantasy football obscurity.
Post-Football Career[edit | edit source]
After his football career, he 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.
Career Rushing Statistics at Ohio State[edit | edit source]
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