Scott Wells

American football player (born 1981)

American football player
Scott Wells
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Wells with the Rams in 2013
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Personal information
Born: (1981-01-07) January 7, 1981 (age 41)
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 · PFR

Scott Darvin Wells (born January 7, 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.

Early years

Wells's father was 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 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 Tennessean. 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.[dead link]
  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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