James
Wilder Jr.
#32 Running Back
James
Wilder Jr.
#32 Running Back
Height 6'2
Weight 232 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1992-04-14 (26)
Born Tampa, FL
School Florida State
INT / NAT INT
Rushes 147
Yards 691
Touchdowns 3
Average 4.70

CFL: 1

Argos: 1

Acquired: Signed as a free agent by the Toronto Argonauts on March 14, 2017.

 

Career:

2017: Signed as a free agent by the Toronto Argonauts on March 10…Played in 17 games, starting 10, in his rookie season with the club…Rushed for 872 yards and five touchdowns on 122 carries, posting a CFL-high 7.1 yards per attempt while catching 51 passes for 533 yards and a team-high 467 yards after catch…Added seven tackles on special teams…Made his CFL debut in Week 1 vs. HAM (June 25)…Made his first CFL start in Week 13 vs. EDM (Sept. 16)…Totaled 257 combined yards in his first start, earning CFL Top Performer of the Week honours after rushing for the fourth-highest single-game total in Argos history (190) along with 67 receiving yards and a touchdown vs. EDM…Scored 2017’s longest rushing touchdown in the CFL on an 85-yard run vs. MTL in Week 14 (Sep. 23)…Earned his second straight CFL Top Performer of the Week selection in Week 14 vs. MTL (Sep. 23) with 218 combined yards (141 rushing, 77 receiving) and a touchdown…His 331 rushing yards in back-to-back games was the largest total in a two-game stretch in Argos history…Named a CFL Top Performer of the Month for September with a total of 389 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 36 carries to go along with 16 receptions for 176 receiving yards in three contests…Once again earned CFL Top Performer of the Week honours in Week 18 vs. WPG (Oct. 21) with 112 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries and 85 yards on seven receptions…Earned his fourth CFL Top Performer of the Week honours in Week 20 at BC (Nov. 4) with 136 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries and 91 receiving yards on seven receptions…Named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Rookie. Playoffs: Started the East Final vs. SSK, rushing for 52 yards and tallying 52 yards on eight receptions, including a crucial third-down catch to move the chains on the team’s game-winning touchdown drive. 105th Grey Cup: Started the 105th Grey Cup vs. CGY, rushing for 13 yards and a touchdown on nine carries while adding 18 yards on two receptions.

 

2016: Signed as a free agent by the Buffalo Bills on January 20…Released by the Bills on September 2.

 

2015: Re-signed to a reserve/future contract by the Cincinnati Bengals on January 14…Released and signed to the Bengals practice squad on September 6.

 

2014: Declared eligible for the NFL Draft as a Junior on January 15…Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cincinnati Bengals on May 12…Released by the Bengals and signed to the practice roster on August 31.

 

Notable:

Awards: Most Outstanding Rookie, CFL (2017)

First CFL Game: June 25/17 vs. HAM

First CFL Reception: June 25/17 vs. HAM (2 yds. Ricky Ray)

First CFL Rush TD: Sept. 16/17 vs. EDM (76 yds)

Most Rush Yards/Game: 190 (Sept. 16/17 vs. EDM)

Most Rec. Yards/Game: 91 (Nov. 4/17 at BC)

Most Rec./Game: 8 (Nov. 19/17 EF vs. SSK)

 

 

College:

Summary: Played in 39 games across three seasons (2011-13) at Florida State University…Rushed for 1,363 yards and 20 touchdowns on 226 carries (6.0 avg)…Also caught 24 passes for 182 yards and two majors…Became the 32nd FSU player to rush for 1,000 or more yards in his Junior season vs. Maryland…As a sophomore, joined Devonte Freeman and Karlos Williams to become the first FSU trio with 600 rushing yards in a season since 1984.

 

Honours: Honorable Mention All-ACC (2013), ACC Championship Game MVP (2012)

 

Personal:

Played both linebacker and running back at Tampa Plant High School where he earned recognition as the number one recruit in the nation. Rushed for 1,597 yards and 22 touchdowns while compiling 75 tackles and eight sacks as a senior, leading Plant to a 5A state title. Is the son of Tampa Bay Buccaneers all-time leading rusher James Wilder.

Seasons

Rushing

YEAR TEAM GP CAR YDS TDS AVG LG
2017
TOR 17 122 872 5 7.1 85
2018
TOR 13 147 691 3 4.7 24
Total
30 269 1563 8 5.8 85

Receiving

YEAR TEAM GP REC YDS YAC TD AVG LG
2017
TOR 17 51 533 467 0 10.5 45
2018
TOR 13 56 539 396 1 9.6 46
Total
30 107 1072 863 1 10.0 46

Game Log

Rushing

DATE WEEK OPP CAR YDS TD AVG LG
06-15
1 SSK 5 16 0 3.2 5
06-23
2 CGY 10 60 0 6.0 15
07-07
4 EDM 21 120 1 5.7 18
07-13
5 EDM 12 26 1 2.2 5
07-21
6 WPG 3 -2 0 -0.7 3
07-27
7 WPG 15 81 1 5.4 15
08-02
8 OTT 17 73 0 4.3 10
08-18
10 BC 18 91 0 5.1 14
08-24
11 MTL 9 29 0 3.2 6
09-03
12 HAM 11 47 0 4.3 10
09-08
13 HAM 11 76 0 6.9 24
09-22
15 SSK 9 48 0 5.3 18
09-28
16 CGY 6 26 0 4.3 12
Total
147 691 3 4.2 155

Receiving

DATE WEEK OPP REC YDS TD AVG LG
06-15
1 SSK 4 68 0 17.0 46
06-23
2 CGY 4 30 0 7.5 11
07-07
4 EDM 3 27 0 9.0 17
07-13
5 EDM 6 62 0 10.3 23
07-21
6 WPG 6 42 0 7.0 27
07-27
7 WPG 4 51 0 12.8 19
08-02
8 OTT 4 42 1 10.5 20
08-18
10 BC 4 49 0 12.3 29
08-24
11 MTL 6 31 0 5.2 9
09-03
12 HAM 3 42 0 14.0 19
09-08
13 HAM 1 3 0 3.0 3
09-22
15 SSK 7 74 0 10.6 24
09-28
16 CGY 4 18 0 4.5 6
Total
56 539 1 9.5 253