Scott Wells

Scott Darvin Wells (born January 17, 1981) is a former American football center. He played college football for the University of Tennessee, and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the seventh round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He won Super Bowl XLV with the Packers over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Wells with the Rams in 2013
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Personal information
Born:January 17, 1981 (age 38)
West, Texas
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:302 lb (137 kg)
Career information
High school:Brentwood Academy
(Brentwood, Tennessee)
NFL Draft:2004 / Round: 7 / Pick: 251
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:146
Games started:135
Fumbles recovered:2
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Early years

Wells's father is in the ministry of the Churches of Christ, and Wells began playing football in Crowley, Texas,[1] before the family moved to a congregation in Pennsylvania, where Wells spent his freshman and sophomore years at Brookville Area High School; he finished his high school career at Brentwood Academy in Tennessee. Wells played offensive guard, defensive end, and nose tackle. He was a PrepStar and CNN/Sports Illustrated All America selection along with earning the Division II Class A 'Mr. Football' in 1998.

Wells also excelled on the wrestling mat, winning two Tennessee State Titles in the 275 pound weight class, going undefeated during his junior and senior years. [2]

College career

Wells played college football at the University of Tennessee. While playing at Tennessee during 2000–2003, he was a four-year letter winner.[3]

Professional career

Green Bay Packers

Scott Wells
Scott Wells playing for Green Bay.

Wells was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the seventh round, pick 251, of the 2004 NFL Draft.

On September 5, 2004, Wells was waived by the Green Bay Packers but was signed to their practice squad two-days later on September 7.

On October 2, 2004, he was promoted to the active roster when Mike Flanagan was put on injured reserve.

Wells saw his first NFL regular season playing time on special teams on November 21, 2004, in Houston. He was named the starting center in the spring of 2006,[4] and held that position until 2011,[5] missing just one game because of an eye injury.[4] In November 2006, Scott was given a 5-year, $15 million contract extension.[6] At the end of the 2010 season, Wells and the Packers appeared in Super Bowl XLV. He was a starter in the 31–25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.[7] On December 26, 2011, Wells was voted to his first career Pro Bowl.

St. Louis Rams

Wells signed a 4-year $24 million deal with the St. Louis Rams on March 16, 2012.[8] In Week 1 against the Detroit Lions on September 9, 2012, Wells fractured a metatarsal in his left foot. He also underwent arthroscopic surgery in his right knee to repair some torn cartilage.

Wells was released along with Jake Long on the eve of free agency on March 9, 2015.[9]

Personal life

Wells is married to Julie Crosthwait Wells (born 1981), and they have had a son Jackson (born 2004), a daughter Lola (born 2006), and a son Kingston (born 2010).[10] The couple had lost premature twin sons, Deacon Scott Wells and Maddox Scott Wells as a result of stillbirth on November 24, 2005[11][12] the year before Lola's birth.[13] In 2012, the Wells adopted three children from Uganda, ages 2 through 5 - Caroline, Elijah, and R.J.[14][15] Caroline was revealed in 2011 to be the biological sister to R.J.[12] The Wells are actively involved in Churches of Christ.[16]

He has earned two B.A. degrees in history and sociology.


  1. ^ Moore, Ricky (February 2, 2011). "Super Bowl: Packers Wells center honed skills in Crowley". Crowley Star. Crowley, Texas. Archived from the original on July 23, 2011. Retrieved February 4, 2011.
  2. ^ " Scott Wells Biography". Archived from the original on March 29, 2008. Retrieved April 1, 2008.
  3. ^ " Scott Wells Biography". Archived from the original on March 29, 2008. Retrieved April 1, 2008.
  4. ^ a b " Scott Wells Biography". Archived from the original on December 19, 2008. Retrieved January 15, 2009.
  5. ^ " Scott Wells Player Profile". Retrieved January 15, 2009.
  6. ^ "Milwaukee, Wisconsin Journal Sentinel "Packers Lock Up Wells"". Retrieved January 15, 2009.
  7. ^ "Super Bowl XLV - Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Green Bay Packers - February 6th, 2011". Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  8. ^ Rams land Scott Wells to play center
  9. ^ Thomas, Jim. "Rams release Jake Long, Scott Wells". Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  10. ^ Wyatt, Jim (February 3, 2011). "Green Bay Packers center Scott Wells is all heart: Brentwood Academy and UT product has overcome doubters, personal tragedy". Nashville Tennesean. Retrieved February 4, 2011.
  11. ^ Wilde, Jason (June 2007). "Healing power Packers center Scott Wells and his wife, Julie, still cope with the loss of stillborn twin sons in 2005: the family, including 3-year-old Jackson, has since welcomed 8-month-old Lola into their lives". Wisconsin State Journal. Madison, Wisconsin. Retrieved February 4, 2011.
  12. ^ a b ESPN - A Hand for Scott Wells
  13. ^ " Scott Wells Biography". Archived from the original on March 29, 2008. Retrieved April 1, 2008.
  14. ^ Thomas, Jim (August 27, 2012). "Scott Wells goes extra mile for children". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved November 25, 2012.
  15. ^ Wertheim, Jon (November 21, 2012). "After tragic loss, Wells family finds joy by adopting Ugandan orphans". Sports Retrieved November 25, 2012.
  16. ^ Ross Jr., Bobby (February 4, 2011). "Church of Christ preacher's son starts at center for Green Bay Packers". Christian Chronicle. Archived from the original on February 7, 2011. Retrieved February 4, 2011.

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2003 All-SEC football team

The 2003 All-SEC football team consists of American football players selected to the All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) chosen by the Associated Press (AP) and the conference coaches for the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season.

The LSU Tigers won the conference, beating the Georgia Bulldogs 34 to 13 in the SEC Championship game. The Tigers then won a national championship, defeating the Big 12 champion Oklahoma Sooners 21 to 14 in the BCS National Championship Game.

Ole Miss quarterback Eli Manning was voted SEC Offensive Player of the Year by both AP and Coaches. LSU defensive tackle Chad Lavalais was voted the coaches SEC Defensive Player of the Year; Florida cornerback Keiwan Ratliff was the AP's choice.

2003 Tennessee Volunteers football team

The 2003 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 2003 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Phillip Fulmer. The Vols played their home games in Neyland Stadium and competed in the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The Vols finished the season 10–3, 6–2 in SEC play and lost the Peach Bowl, 27–14, to Clemson.

2004 Green Bay Packers season

The 2004 Green Bay Packers season was the franchise's 86th season overall and their 84th in the National Football League.

The season started with the Packers on a losing streak of four of their first five games, then winning their next six games, and finally ending in a Wild Card playoff loss to the Minnesota Vikings. They finished with an overall record of 10–6. This was the second time the Packers had lost a playoff game at Lambeau.

2011 Green Bay Packers season

The 2011 Green Bay Packers season was the franchise's 93rd season overall and their 91st in the National Football League, and the sixth under head coach Mike McCarthy. The team not only improved on their 10–6 record from a season earlier, they became just the sixth team in NFL history to win 15 games during the regular season. As of 2017, the 15–1 record stands as the best in team history. The Packers won their first 13 games of the season to extend their winning streak from the previous season to 19, the second-longest in NFL history behind the 21-game winning streak of the New England Patriots in 2003 and 2004, and also tied the record for the best start to a season in NFC history that the New Orleans Saints had set in 2009. The only loss for the Packers during the regular season was a Week 15 defeat in Arrowhead Stadium against the Kansas City Chiefs. They also became the first NFC North team to go undefeated in the division since the 1987 Chicago Bears.

Statistics site Football Outsiders calculated that the Packers were, play for play, the best team in the NFL in 2011 (though they received the second-lowest rating for a number-1 team since the 1993 San Francisco 49ers). According to the site, the Packers' offense was historically prolific, ranking as the second-best pass offense and third-best total offense since they began calculating. Furthermore, quarterback Aaron Rodgers had the fourth-most-prolific season, play by play, since calculations began and some have called it one of the most efficient seasons ever by a quarterback by setting the NFL record for highest passer rating in a season (122.5). The 2011 Packers are one of only five teams in NFL history to score 35 points or more nine times in a single season and one of only two teams to score 42 points or more in at least six games, the other being the 2013 Broncos. The Packers' 70 total touchdowns are tied with the 1984 Dolphins for the third-most touchdowns scored in a season, and their 51 total touchdown passes are tied with the 2004 Colts for second-most touchdown passes in a season. The defense was ranked last, 32nd, in the league in yards allowed and surrendered an NFL record 4,796 passing yards despite leading the league in interceptions, with 31.

With their record-setting offense, their 15–1 record, and their having home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs, the Packers were aiming to repeat as Super Bowl champions, and become the first team to win back-to-back titles since the Patriots in 2003 and 2004. However, the Packers instead became the first team to finish with at least 15 victories and not win a playoff game, as they were beaten in a shocking upset by the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants 37–20 at Lambeau Field. The Packers became just the sixth team to win 15 games in the regular season, joining the 1984 49ers, 1985 Bears, 1998 Vikings, 2004 Steelers and the 2007 Patriots, who finished the regular season undefeated at 16–0. The Packers became the fourth consecutive team with at least fifteen victories to fail to win the Super Bowl.

2012 Pro Bowl

The 2012 Pro Bowl was the National Football League's all-star game for the 2011 season. It took place at 2:00 pm local time on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The AFC defeated the NFC, 59–41.The 59 points scored by the AFC team were a Pro Bowl record, and the combined 100 total points was second in the series' history to only the 2004 Pro Bowl. Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall was named the game's Most Valuable Player after catching four touchdown passes, breaking the record for touchdown receptions in a Pro Bowl which was set by Jimmy Smith in 2004.The AFC team was coached by Gary Kubiak of the Houston Texans while Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy led the NFC all-stars. The referee for the game was Walt Coleman.

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