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James Wilder Jr.
HB #34
Height:
6-1
Weight:
232
Age:
22
College:
Florida State
Hometown:
Tampa, FL
Experience:
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Bio

     College free agent signee has opened season on practice squad … Chose to forgo senior season at Florida State after playing on 2013 National Championship team ... Totaled 1375 rushing yards over three-year career ... Finished career with 20 rushing TDs, tied for ninth-most in FSU history.

      College free agent signee has opened season on practice squad … Chose to forgo senior season at Florida State after playing on 2013 National Championship team ... Totaled 1375 rushing yards over three-year career ... Finished career with 20 rushing TDs, tied for ninth-most in FSU history.

     Career transactions: Signed with Cincinnati as college free agent on 5-12-14 ... Waived by Bengals on 8-30-14 ... Signed to Bengals practice squad on 8-31-14.

     2014 recap: On practice squad for Games 1-5 … Played in all four preseason games, rushing 14-for-54 (3.9) with one TD and logging two receptions for seven yards.

    College highlights: Played in 39 games with two starts over three seasons (2011-13) at Florida State ... Played on 2013 National Championship team ... Named All-Atlantic Coast Conference Honorable Mention in ’13 (579 rushing yards, eight TDs) ... Finished career with 20 rushing TDs, tied for ninth-most in FSU history ... Named MVP of 2012 ACC Championship game. 2013—Played in 13 games with one start and had 81 carries for 579 yards (7.1-yard average) with eight TDs ... His average ranked third in the ACC and 20th in the nation ... Rushed three-for-21 in BCS National Championship win vs. Auburn ... Missed Oct. 26 game vs. NC State with a concussion but scored six rushing TDs over next four games. 2012—Played in all 14 games, with one start, for team that capped season with Orange Bowl win over Northern Illinois ... Rushed 110-for-635 (5.8) with 11 TDs, and had 19 catches for 136 yards and two TDs ... His 11 rushing TDs ranked third among ACC running backs ... Earned ACC Championship Game MVP honors after rushing for 69 yards and two TDs on 10 carries in FSU’s 21-15 win over Georgia Tech ... Recorded first career 100-yard rushing game in season opener against Murray State (12-for-106). 2011—True freshman played in all 12 games and rushed 35-for-161 (4.6) with a TD ... Had a 41-yard rush, tied for the longest by an FSU player on the season ... Also excelled on special teams and received one of two special teams newcomer awards.

    High School: Attended Plant High School (Tampa, Fla.), where he played RB and LB and helped lead team to a 5A state title game ... Selected to play in U.S. Army All-American Bowl and scored winning TD for the East ... Named All-USA first team defense by USA Today and ranked as the No. 2 running back and No. 11 player nationally by Rivals.com ... 2010 U.S. Air Force All-American.

    Personal: Hometown is Tampa, Fla. ... Father, James Wilder Sr., rushed for 6008 yards in 10-year NFL career spent mostly with Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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