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James Wilder Jr.
HB #34
Height:
6-1
Weight:
232
Age:
23
College:
Florida State
Hometown:
Tampa, FL
Experience:
1

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Bio

      A first-year NFL player, Wilder seeks first game action after spending rookie season on Bengals practice squad ... Chose to forgo senior season at Florida State after playing on 2013 National Championship team, and signed with Bengals as college free agent ... Totaled 1375 rushing yards in three years at FSU ... Finished college with 20 rushing TDs, tied for ninth-most in FSU history.

      A first-year NFL player, Wilder seeks first game action after spending rookie season on Bengals practice squad ... Chose to forgo senior season at Florida State after playing on 2013 National Championship team, and signed with Bengals as college free agent ... Totaled 1375 rushing yards in three years at FSU ... Finished college with 20 rushing TDs, tied for ninth-most in FSU history.

     Career transactions: Signed with Cincinnati as college free agent on 5-12-14 ... Contract terminated by Bengals on 8-30-14 ... Signed to Bengals practice squad on 8-31-14 ... Signed to Bengals roster on 1-14-15.

     2014 recap: On practice squad for Games 1-16 ... Played in all four preseason games, rushing 14-for-54 (3.9) with one TD and logging two receptions for seven yards.

     More college highlights: Played in 39 games with two starts over three seasons (2011-13) at Florida State ... Named All-Atlantic Coast Conference Honorable Mention as a junior in 2013 (579 rushing yards, 7.1 average, eight TDs) ... Rushed three-for-21 in BCS National Championship win vs. Auburn ... Finished career with 20 rushing TDs, tied for ninth-most in FSU history ... Named MVP of 2012 ACC Championship game.

     Personal: Hometown is Tampa, Fla. ... Attended Plant High School, where he played RB and LB and helped lead team to a Class 5A state title game ... Named All-USA first-team defense by USA Today as a prep senior and ranked as the No. 2 running back and No. 11 player nationally by Rivals.com ... Father, James Wilder Sr., rushed for 6008 yards in 10-year NFL career spent mostly with Tampa Bay.

      NOTE ABOUT NFL EXPERIENCE: Wilder did not earn an accrued year of experience toward NFL free agency in 2014 because he was not on a 53-player roster, a Reserve/Injured list or a Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list for the required minimum of six games.


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