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

Quick Stats (2015 PRE):

CAR
19
YDS
70
AVG
3.7
TDS
2

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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.


Recent Articles

  • Last call

    Posted 9 hours ago

    The Bengals face roster cutdown this week, one to 75 on Tuesday and the final cut on Saturday. Here is a look.

  • Having a ball

    Posted Aug 30, 2015

    There may be no periods in AJ McCarron’s first name, but he supplied Saturday night's exclamation points. The poise and enthusiasm the Bengals have raved about all preseason were all on display in a 21-10 pre-season win over the Bears. His 31-yard TD pass to Marvin Jones marked his first as a pro.

  • Bengals eye opener after crisp close out of Bears

    Posted Aug 29, 2015

    The next time we see them, they’ll be in the Black Hole in Oakland. And the Bengals’ first teamers dug themselves out of Monday night’s black hole in Tampa with a thorough exhibition on both sides of the ball in Saturday night’s 21-10 pre-season victory over the Bears at Paul Brown Stadium. "This is the team we think we are," said Andrew Whitworth.

  • Quick hits: Dalton sneaks by; Jones' gesture lifts McCarron; Whit pronounces Bengals ready

    Posted Aug 29, 2015

    Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton said if it had been the regular season, he would have stayed in Saturday night’s game. But since it was the third pre-season game and his neck had just awkwardly turned under about two tons of humanity at the goal line on his fourth-and-one touchdown sneak, the Bengals gave him the rest of the night off in the 21-10 victory over the Bears.

Recent Videos

  • Wilder on TD vs TB

    Posted Aug 27, 2015

    James Wilder, Jr. reflects on his touchdown in Tampa, a place where James Wilder, Sr. played.

  • Wilder scores TD vs Bucs

    Posted Aug 24, 2015

    Cincinnati Bengals running back James Wilder punches it in from 5 yards to give his team its first touchdown of the night.

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