Jarius Wynn

American football player (born 1986)

American football player
Jarius Wynn
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Wynn with the Packers in 2009
No. 79, 92, 94, 99
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1986-08-29) August 29, 1986 (age 36)
Augusta, Georgia
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:285 lb (129 kg)
Career information
High school:Lincolnton (GA) Lincoln Co.
NFL Draft:2009 / Round: 6 / Pick: 182
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:63
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Jarius Jessereel Wynn (born August 29, 1986) is a former American football defensive end. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round (182nd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft and won a Super Bowl ring in Super Bowl XLV over the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played college football at Georgia.

Wynn has also played for the Tennessee Titans, San Diego Chargers. Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills.

Early years

Wynn attended Lincoln County High School and was First-team GHSA All-State Class-A as a senior defensive lineman in 2004. He earned First-team All-State honors as an offensive lineman in 2003.

College career

Wynn attended Georgia Military College and was Second-team National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-American honors following the 2006 campaign as well as team captain and defensive MVP. He tallied 21 tackles, including a team-leading eight for losses, two sacks, forced four fumbles and had one fumble recovery in 2006. Wynn was rated the No. 1 junior college defensive tackle prospect in the nation for the class of 2007 by JCGridiron.com.

After enrolling at Georgia in January 2007, he appeared in and started 13 games the following season. He led the team with 69 tackles. In 2008, Wynn appeared in 13 games, making twelve starts, recording 54 tackles and six quarterback hurries.

Professional career


Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 258 275 lb
(125 kg)
3412 11 in
(0.28 m)
5.08 s 1.81 s 2.96 s 4.58 s 7.40 s 3112 8 ft 11 in
(2.72 m)
19 reps
Arm and hand spans from Pro Day, all other values from NFL Combine.[1]

Green Bay Packers

Wynn was selected by the Green Bay packers in the sixth round (182nd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.

During the 2010 preseason, Wynn was released during the routine cuts that are mandated by the NFL for the 53-man roster. He tried out for the Seattle Seahawks but wasn't signed. It wasn't long before Green Bay Packer defensive end Justin Harrell was injured during the Packers' season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles, placing him on the injured reserve list for the remainder of the season and causing the Packers to re-sign Wynn on September 14, 2010.[2]

On August 27, 2012, the Packers released him in order to meet roster limit requirements.

Tennessee Titans

Wynn signed as a free agent with the Tennessee Titans on November 7, 2012.

San Diego Chargers

Wynn signed with the San Diego Chargers on April 3, 2013.[3] He posted 3 tackles and one sack in 5 games, before being released on October 8.

Dallas Cowboys

Wynn was signed by the Dallas Cowboys on October 15, 2013 due to injuries to the team's defensive line.[4] He played mostly as a backup (one start at defensive tackle), finishing with 12 tackles (3 for loss), one sack, 6 quarterback pressures and 2 passes defensed.

Buffalo Bills

Wynn signed with the Buffalo Bills as a free agent on April 8, 2014.[5] After registering 18 quarterback pressures, 2 sacks and 2 passes defensed, he was re-signed to a two-year, $2.2 million contract on March 12, 2015.[6] Wynn suffered a torn ACL in the first 2015 preseason game against the Carolina Panthers and was placed on the injured reserve list.[7]

Wynn was released by the Buffalo Bills on May 2, 2016.[8] He later announced his retirement from professional football in 2017.

Personal life

Wynn's wife Martavia gave birth to Jaruis's second son, Jarius Jr., on the morning of Super Bowl XLV.[9] He also has another son, Jeremiah, and a daughter Jasiah.

Wynn is the cousin of former NFL running back Garrison Hearst.[10]


  1. ^ "Jarius Wynn, DS #35 DE, Georgia". DraftScout.com. Retrieved March 13, 2021.
  2. ^ "Packers Sign Nance And Wynn, Place Grant And Harrell On I.R." Packers.com. September 14, 2010. Archived from the original on September 16, 2010. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  3. ^ Chargers Sign Jarius Wynn
  4. ^ "Cowboys Waive Two, Sign DE Wynn; One Roster Spot Open". Dallas Cowboys.com.
  5. ^ "Free agent DL Jarius Wynn signs with Buffalo". BuffaloBills.com. April 8, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  6. ^ Gantt, Darin (March 12, 2015). "Bills keep the pace up by signing two of their own free agents". NBCSports.com. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  7. ^ Alper, Josh (August 16, 2015). "Jarius Wynn a "devastating loss" for Bills after ACL injury". NBCSports.com. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  8. ^ Maiorana, Sal (May 2, 2016). "Bills cut Wynn, sign 14 undrafted rookie free agents". Democrat and Chronicle. Retrieved March 4, 2021.
  9. ^ "Wife of Packers' Jarius Wynn has baby on day of Super Bowl". USA Today. February 6, 2011.
  10. ^ "Green Bay Packers: Jarius Wynn". Packers.com. Archived from the original on May 25, 2012. Retrieved November 2, 2010.
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