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Beanie Wells
RB #26
Height:
6-2
Weight:
229
College:
Ohio State
Experience:
4
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 51 625 12.3 2,471 4 48.5 24 71 116 18.6 11 2 10
2012 ARI 8 88 11 234 2.7 29.3 5 31T 11 12.5 1 0 1
2011 ARI 14 245 17.5 1,047 4.3 74.8 10 71 48 19.6 5 2 4
2010 ARI 13 116 8.9 397 3.4 30.5 2 24 18 15.5 1 0 1
2009 ARI 16 176 11 793 4.5 49.6 7 33 39 22.2 4 0 4
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 51 28 293 10.5 5.7 43 0 6 1 10 0
2012 ARI 8 1 24 24 3 24 0 1 0 1 0
2011 ARI 14 10 52 5.2 3.7 10 0 0 0 1 0
2010 ARI 13 5 74 14.8 5.7 43 0 1 1 3 0
2009 ARI 16 12 143 11.9 8.9 25 0 4 0 5 0
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 51 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2012 ARI 8 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 ARI 14 3 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 ARI 13 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 ARI 16 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 51 10 5 0 3 0 -4 0 0 2 0 0
2012 ARI 8 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2011 ARI 14 4 2 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 1 0 0
2010 ARI 13 1 0 -- 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2009 ARI 16 4 2 -- 1 -- -4 -- 0 1 0 0

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Biography

Pro Career:

The Cardinals first-round selection (31st overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft, Wells has appeared in 43 games (16 starts) and two postseason contests in his first three seasons.

 

Pro Career:

The Cardinals first-round selection (31st overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft, Wells has appeared in 43 games (16 starts) and two postseason contests in his first three seasons.

2011: Started a career-best 14 games and established career highs with 1,047 rushing yards and 10 TDs on 245 carries … also had 10 receptions for 52 yards … despite battling a knee injury for much of the season, became the first player in franchise history to run for 1,000+ yards and 10+ TDs in a season … tied for eighth in the NFL with 10 rushing TDs … ran for 90 yards and a TD on 18 carries (5.0 avg.) vs. Car (9/11); also had a career-high four receptions for 12 yards … rushed for 93 yards and a TD on 14 carries (6.6 avg.) @ Was (9/18); had 11 carries for 87 yards (7.9 avg.) in the second half alone … after suffering hamstring injury in practice during the week, was inactive @ Sea (9/25) … returned from injury and ran for a then career-high 138 yards and three TDs on 27 carries (5.1 avg.) vs. NYG (10/2); became the first Cardinal to rush for three TDs in a game since Marcel Shipp did so at St. Louis on 12/3/06; marked his second career 100-yard rushing game; had a 39-yard run during Cardinals fourth-quarter TD drive; 27 carries also were a career high… carried 20 times for 60 yards and one TD @ Min (10/9); marked his fourth consecutive game with a rushing TD, tying the second-longest streak in franchise history … ran for 42 yards on 12 carries vs. Pit (10/23) before leaving the game in the second quarter with a knee injury … despite being limited in practice all week, started and ran for 83 yards and a TD on 22 carries @ Bal (10/30); marked his seventh rushing TD of the season, matching his previous career high … ran for a franchise single-game record 228 yards and scored a TD while tying a career high with 27 carries @ StL (11/27); had a career-long 71-yard run in the second quarter that led to a FG; after Rams tied the game at 20 in the fourth quarter, had a 53-yard run to help set up Jay Feely’s game-winning 22-yard FG; became the third player in Cardinals history to rush for over 200 yards in a game; became the first Cardinal since LeShon Johnson (9/22/96 at New Orleans) with multiple runs of 50+ yards in a game … ran for 67 yards on 20 carries and scored the game-tying TD in the fourth quarter vs. Dal (12/4); went over the 200-carry mark for the first time in his career … ran for 51 yards and a TD on 15 carries vs. Cle (12/18); marked his 10th rushing TD of the season, tying the fourth-best total in franchise history in a single season … carried 14 times for 53 yards @ Cin (12/24); with a six-yard carry on the first play of the game, reached the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in his career; became the first Cardinal to surpass the 1,000-yard mark on the ground since Edgerrin James had 1,222 yards in 2007 … inactive due to knee injury in the season finale vs. Sea (1/1/12).

2010: Played in 13 games, including his first two career starts, and gained 387 yards on 116 carries with two TDs and 74 yards on five receptions … after suffering a knee injury in the preseason finale vs. Washington, was inactive (knee) for the first two regular season games … saw first action of the season, registering 75 yards on 14 carries (5.4 avg.) including a 24-yard opening run vs. Oak (9/26) … had 20 carries for 35 yards vs. NO (10/10) and converted a 4th-n-1 on a drive that resulted in a FG … recorded 54 yards and first TD of the season on a team-high 14 carries @ Sea (10/24) … made first career start and carried the ball 16 times for 50 yards with one TD as well as one reception for 14 yards vs. TB (10/31) … inactive (knee) vs. Sea (11/14) … started as part of a two-back formation vs. SF (11/29) and registered a career-long 43-yard reception that set up a FG … averaged eight yards on three carries (24 yds.) as part of a rushing attack that eclipsed 100 yards (105) for the seventh time vs. StL (12/5) … despite battling an illness all day, totaled 16 yards on six carries vs. Den (12/12) … recorded a team-high 47 yards on 11 carries vs. Dal (12/25).

2009: Played in all 16 regular season games and both postseason contests … after missing part of training camp and the preseason with an ankle injury, carried the ball seven times for 29 yards in first NFL game vs. SF (9/13) … recorded first career TD and finished with three receptions @ NYG (10/25); with RBs Tim Hightower and Jason Wright also scoring TDs it marked the first time since 10/3/04 vs. New Orleans that Arizona had three RBs score TDs in the same game … totaled 117 yards from scrimmage, an average of 6.5 yards per touch and posted two TDs vs. Sea (11/15); in addition to his 85 rushing yards, had 32 receiving yards against the Seahawks … recorded 74 yards on 14 carries with one TD and 11 yards on two receptions @ StL (11/22); marked fourth consecutive game averaging over five yards per carry; part of rushing attack that had 487 yards in three-game stretch, the highest three-game total in a season since the Cardinals rushed for 494 yards in games 10-12 in 1990 (161, 201, 132 yards) … hauled in a 24-yard reception and a team-high 79 yards rushing on 15 carries with one TD @ SF (12/14); scored on 4th-and-goal from the one-yard line to pull Arizona to within eight points early in the fourth quarter … registered first career 100-yard game with 110 yards on a season-high 17 attempts, including a 33-yard run and one TD @ Det (12/20); added 13 yards on one reception to total 123 all-purpose yards; 33-yard run brought the Cards to the Detroit 11-yard line with 2:48 to play, setting up Arizona’s game winning TD run; became 12th rookie in franchise history to run for 100 yards in a game and it marked the 25th 100-yard game by a Cards rookie RB … led team with 68 yards on 17 carries and one TD as well as a season long reception of 25 yards vs. StL (12/27) … in first career playoff game registered a team-high 91 yards on 14 carries with a 42-yard run in the Wild Card matchup vs. GB (1/10/10); marked the third highest rushing total in a postseason game in franchise history (Adrian Murrell, 95 yards-1999, Elmer Angsman, 159 yards-1947) … had first career-postseason TD on a four-yard carry in the Divisional matchup @ NO (1/16/10).

College:
Started 21 of 36 games as a Buckeye, entering the NFL Draft after his junior season … carried the ball 585 times for 3,382 yards (5.8 avg.) and 30 TDs, becoming just the seventh RB in school history to rush for over 3,000 career yards … registered 180 points and generated 3,466 all-purpose yards, an average of 96.3 yards per game … his 3,382 yards put him fourth in school history behind Archie Griffin (5,589), Eddie George (3,768) and Tim Spencer (3,553 ) … average of 93.9 rushing yards per game ranks third in school annals, topped by Griffin (121.2) and Jim Otis (94.2) … established the school sophomore rushing record, as his 1,609 yards on the ground in 2007 ranked fourth on the Buckeyes single-season list, surpassed by George (1,927 in 1995), Keith Byars (1,764 in 1984) and Griffin (1,695 in 1974) … 221 yards vs. Michigan State in 2007 ranks as the 10th-best game total by an Ohio State runner and his 222 yards vs. Michigan that year ranked ninth … earned second-team All-America honors as a sophomore when he rushed for 1,609 yards and 15 TDs on 274 attempts … earned second-team All-Big Ten honors as a junior as he started eight of the 10 games he appeared in, missing two games due to a foot injury … earned first-team All-Big Ten Academic honors … led the Buckeyes in rushing with 1,197 yards and eight TDs on 207 carries (5.8 avg.) … rushed for 100+ yards in eight contests, tallying at least 140 rushing yards in four contests … against Texas in the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium, rushed for 106 yards on 16 carries (6.6 avg.) … was a first-team All-Big Ten Conference and Academic All-Big Ten first-team choice as a sophomore … started all 13 games and was named the team’s Most Valuable Player … ranked third in the Big Ten and led the team with 274 carries for 1,609 yards (5.9 avg.) and 15 TDs … rushed for at least 100 yards in nine contests … rushed for over 200 yards in two games, including a career-high 222 yards against rival Michigan in the final regular season contest, also adding two TDs … rushed for 146 yards and a TD on 20 carries (7.3 avg.) in the BCS National Championship game vs. Louisiana State ... appeared in all 13 games as a true freshman, serving as a reserve tailback … finished second on the team with 576 yards and seven TDs on 104 carries (5.5 avg.).

Personal:
Full name Chris “Beanie” Wells … attended Garfield (Akron, OH) High School where he earned Parade All-American honors … named the nation’s top RB as a senior and was named the 2005 National Player of the Year by several publications after rushing for 2,134 yards and 27 TDs on 223 carries (9.6 avg.) … named the Most Valuable Player of the U.S. Army All-America Bowl … rushed for 1,939 yards and scored 20 TDs as a junior … one of 11 children, was given the nickname “Beanie” by an older brother … majored in African-American Studies.

 


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