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Beanie Wells biography

Date of birth : 1988-08-07
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Akron, Ohio
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-30
Credited as : Football player NFL, running back for the Arizona Cardinals, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Beanie Wells is an American football running back for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He was selected in the first round (31st overall pick) of the 2009 NFL Draft out of The Ohio State University.

Pro Career:
The Cardinals first-round selection (31st overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft, appeared in all 16 games and both postseason contests as a rookie.

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 a career-high 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 established career-highs in TDs (2), and receiving yards (32) vs. Sea (11/15) … 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 registered 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) … registered 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 career-high 17 attempts, including a 33-yard run and one TD @ Det (12/20); added 13 yards on one reception to total a career-high 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 career long 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) … registered 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, carrying 585 times for 3,382 yards (5.78 avg.) and 30 TDs … became 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 rank fourth in school history behind Archie Griffin (5,589), Eddie George (3,768) and Tim Spencer (3,553 ) … average of 93.9 yards per game rushing rank 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 rank fourth on the Buckeyes single-season record 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 rank as the 10th-best game total by an Ohio State runner and his 222 yards vs. Michigan that year rank 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 time 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 … had multiple rushing TDs in four games, including a career-high three TDs against Wisconsin … 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.) … was 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 at Ohio State.

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