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Scott Wells biography

Date of birth : 1981-01-17
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Spring Hill, Tennessee
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-02-02
Credited as : Football player NFL, center for the Packers, Super Bowl 45

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Scott Wells is a National Football League center for the Green Bay Packers of the NFL.

• Began 2009 as backup at center but reclaimed starting role early due to injury reshuffling and didn’t relinquish it.
• Started all 16 games for the first time as a pro in 2006, missing just two offensive snaps all season, when his shoe came off. Signed a five-year contract extension in November that year.
• Over his first two seasons, went from rookie seventh-round pick to the practice squad to part-time starter at center (four games) and left guard (eight games).
• Consecutive start streak of 49 games at Tennessee was the third longest in college football history among offensive linemen.
• As a prep at Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy, was ranked as the No. 1 heavyweight wrestler in the nation.

PRO CAREER:
Seventh-year center who appears to have reclaimed his starting job after beginning 2009 as a backup... Was behind Jason Spitz coming out of training camp last season but was playing center by Week 2 when injuries forced the line to reshuffle, never relinquishing the job... A key blocker in Ryan Grant’s back-to-back 1,200-yard rushing seasons, only the third running back in team history to accomplish the feat... Has played in 79 games with 68 starts during his first six seasons in Green Bay, with 56 starts at center the past four seasons... Known for his textbook technique and explosive strength, was named the starting center in spring 2006 and started all 16 games that year for the first time as a pro... Missed only two snaps all season (when his shoe came off), playing a team-high 99.8 percent of the offensive snaps... Rewarded with a five-year contract extension in November 2006... Adjusted well to the Packers’ zone-blocking scheme in 2006, having performed in a similar system in college, and has always been adept at using leverage from his days as an accomplished wrestler... First earned playing time and displayed his potential with his versatility his first two seasons... In 2004 and 2005, went from a rookie seventh-round draft pick to the practice squad to a part-time starter at two positions – center (four games) and left guard (eight games)... Was not accustomed to the LG spot in game action, but filled in there in 2005 when the coaching staff opted to change personnel at midseason... Helped boost the Packers’ running game that year, particularly the fortunes of Samkon Gado, who posted all three of his 100-yard rushing efforts with Wells in the starting lineup... Selected in the 2004 NFL Draft with a seventh-round compensatory pick; was waived at the end of training camp, only to be re-signed two days later to the practice squad... Was activated three weeks later when Mike Flanagan was placed on injured reserve... Ended up playing five games as a rookie, starting two at center for an injured Grey Ruegamer... A fixture at the University of Tennessee, started 49 straight games (all at center), at the time the third-longest streak in college history for an offensive lineman... Initially felt slighted he was drafted so late, but has used it as motivation to get where he is today.

2009 : Played in 15 games with 14 starts at C, also starting playoff game, after beginning season as backup to Spitz...Did not play in season opener but took over at C in Week 2 when LT Chad Clifton went out with an ankle injury and line shuffled, with Spitz moving to LG... Remained at C rest of season as Spitz eventually went on injured reserve with a back injury... Part of line that blocked for Grant’s career-high 1,253 rushing yards, his second straight 1,200-yard season, and member of an offense that ranked No. 6 in total yards...Helped Packers become the first team in NFL history to have a 4,000-yard passer, a 1,200-yard rusher and two 1,000-yard receivers in back-to-back seasons...Vs. Cincinnati (Sept. 20): Came in at C on the Packers’ second play of the third quarter after Clifton (ankle) left the game... At St. Louis (Sept. 27): Started at C with line re-shuffling due to Clifton injury. Blocked for Grant’s 99 yards on 26 carries, including 50 yards in the fourth quarter, and part of line that did not allow a sack of QB Aaron Rodgers in the final three quarters... Vs. Detroit (Oct. 18): Started at C in place of an injured Spitz (back) and helped block for Packers’ 435 yards of total offense. Part of line that protected Rodgers on his way to 358 passing yards, giving him back-to-back games with 350-plus yards for the first time in his career.

2008: Started 13 games and blocked for Grant’s (then) career-high 1,203 rushing yards, which ranks as the eighth-highest single-season mark in franchise history... Was inactive for the first two games with back/trunk injury... Originally injured trunk muscle in Aug. 1 night practice, and re-aggravated injury in preseason game at San Francisco (Aug. 16)... Vs. Dallas (Sept. 21): Practiced all week and was active for the game, but did not play... At Tampa Bay (Sept. 28): Started his first game of the season... Vs. Indianapolis (Oct. 19): Started after being limited during week with chest injury sustained in Oct. 15 practice, and was part of a line that did not allow a sack and blocked for Grant’s 105 rushing yards... Vs. Chicago (Nov. 16): Helped pave the way for team’s 200 rushing yards, including season-high 145 from Grant... Vs. Detroit (Dec. 28): Started, but left game in second quarter with an ankle injury and did not return. Helped clear the way for RB DeShawn Wynn’s 73-yard TD run in the first quarter, the team’s longest run of the season.

2007: Played in 14 games with 13 starts, and started both playoff contests... Vs. Chicago (Oct. 7): Was poked in the eye on a third-quarter running play and did not return. Further examination revealed a fractured eye socket, forcing him to miss the next game vs. Washington (Oct. 14)... At Denver (Oct. 29): After the bye, missed game with an unrelated sinus infection... Vs. Minnesota (Nov. 11): Returned to starting lineup and was part of a line that helped Green Bay amass a season-high 488 yards, and held the Vikings without a sack... At Detroit (Nov. 22): Helped pave the way for 481 yards of total offense and 101 yards rushing for Grant; offense did not allow a sack... Vs. Oakland (Dec. 9): Was part of an offense that totaled 455 yards and 179 rushing yards (156 from Grant) and held the Raiders’ defense to zero sacks... Vs. Detroit (Dec. 30): Helped the team rush for 217 yards, 113 coming from Brandon Jackson, his first 100-yard rushing performance of the season... Vs. Seattle (NFC Divisional, Jan. 12): Was part of an offensive line that assisted Grant to 201 yards and three rushing TDs, both Packers playoff records.

2006: A full-time starter for the first time, started all 16 games and played a team-high 99.8 percent of offensive snaps (1,115 of 1,117), missing just two plays in Week 15 when his shoe came off... Adjusted as well as any lineman to the team’s new zone-blocking scheme, having played in a similar system at the University of Tennessee... His consistency was rewarded with a five-year contract extension, which he signed on Nov. 6... Played every snap on an offensive line that didn’t allow a sack from the fourth quarter vs. New Orleans (Sept. 17) to the second quarter vs. St. Louis (Oct. 8); the streak covered 108 passing plays and included a shutout at Philadelphia (Oct. 2) against the Eagles’ attacking defense... At Miami (Oct. 22): Part of an offensive line that helped the team gain 155 yards rushing, including 118 from Ahman Green. On Green’s 70-yard TD run, made a key block, pinning DT Keith Traylor inside... Vs. Arizona (Oct. 29): Helped the offense amass 203 yards on the ground (383 total) including 100-yard performances from both Green (106) and Vernand Morency (101), the first time since 1985 the Packers had a pair of 100-yard rushers in the same game... At Minnesota (Nov. 12): Part of an offensive line that did not give up a sack, helping Brett Favre throw for a season-high 347 yards and two TDs.

2005: Played in all 16 games with 10 starts... Started twice at C for Flanagan (sports hernia), and eight games at LG... Saw action exclusively on special teams in four contests... Received plenty of preseason reps with the first unit, filling in for Flanagan, who was held out of afternoon practices early in camp following 2004 knee surgery... Began practicing at guard Aug. 13 to improve his versatility, and played well enough there to become a dark horse in the derby for a starting job... Vs. New Orleans (Oct. 9): Started at C for Flanagan in 52-3 win after playing most of the game the previous week at Carolina (Oct. 3) when Flanagan left with the injury... At Atlanta (Nov. 13): In an attempt to improve the running game, coaches started him at LG, and he held the job for the remainder of the season. Was part of an offense in Falcons contest that produced the team’s first 100-yard rusher, Gado... At Philadelphia (Nov. 27): Started and helped pave the way for Gado’s 111 rushing yards, only three days after he and his wife lost their unborn twins in a personal tragedy... Vs. Detroit (Dec. 11): Was part of an offensive line in 16-13 win that helped produce 330 total yards, including Gado’s 171 on the ground, the franchise’s rookie rushing record.

COLLEGE:
Four-year letterwinner at Tennessee (2000-03), playing in 50 career games with 49 consecutive starts, at the time the third-longest streak in college football history among offensive linemen... Was a redshirt freshman when Clifton was a senior... Earned two B.A. degrees (history and sociology)... Senior season (2003): As a team captain, started every game for a third straight season, earning second-team All-Southeastern Conference honors (coaches, The Associated Press)... Wore No. 67 at Auburn (Oct. 4) to honor teammate Chuck Prugh, hospitalized with a serious illness... Junior season (2002): Started all 13 games for a Volunteer team that averaged 353.2 yards per game... Sophomore season (2001): Started all 13 games, and was part of a line that helped clear the way for RB Travis Stephens to rush for a school single-season record 1,464 yards... Redshirt freshman season (2000): Played in 11 games at C, with 10 starts... Earned third-team freshman All-America honors from Sporting News and freshman All-SEC recognition from the Knoxville News-Sentinel.

PERSONAL:
Born Scott Darvin Wells in West, Texas... Married to Julie, the couple has three children – son Jackson Wayne, 6, daughter, Lola Faith, 3, and infant son Kingston Knox... The Wells family considered their newest baby a true blessing and gift from God after losing premature twins the previous year; all the faith they needed to get through the tragedy led to the selection of their new baby’s middle name... High school: A PrepStar and CNN/Sports Illustrated All-America selection at Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy... Two-time all-state, all-region and all-district pick... Division II Class A ‘Mr. Football’ in 1998 after leading Brentwood (11-1) to the state finals... Played G, DE and NT... Recorded 12 sacks on defense as a junior and 14 as a senior... Lettered four years in football, four in track and four in wrestling... Spent his freshman and sophomore years at Brookville (Pa.) Area High School... Won three wrestling titles, two in Greco Roman and one in freestyle... Was ranked as the nation’s No. 1 high school heavyweight wrestler (177-11 career record)... Threw discus and shot put in track events... Community involvement: In 2005, signed autographs for the American Red Cross in exchange for cash donations for hurricane relief... Co-hosted two radio shows during the 2006 season and worked in conjunction with those stations to raise money for the Autism Society of the Fox Valley as well as the March of Dimes and continues to be involved in both causes... Has participated regularly in the Edgar Bennett Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon, Al Harris Stars and Strikes Celebrity Bowling Event, Brett Favre Celebrity Softball Game, Mark Tauscher’s TRIFECTA Foundation golf event, dinners to benefit the Donald Driver Foundation, and the Families of Children with Cancer holiday party... The past few years, his family has participated in the Salvation Army’s Adopt-a-Family program through the Packers Women’s Association, buying presents and household supplies for needy families in the area... Is involved with Gospel for Asia, which helps benefit Christian missionaries in Asia... Was involved in visits to the Tennessee Children’s Home and made other hospital visits while in college... Helped with clean-up efforts following spring flooding in Nashville area this past May...

As Hobbies/interests: Away from the field, likes to spend time with his family... Enjoys deep-sea fishing, particularly in the Gulf Coast region... Also enjoys handgun target shooting... May go into coaching after football and is also interested in a career in broadcasting... Has worked as a volunteer wrestling coach at his high school in the offseason.


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