Wes Welker biography

Wes Welker

Wide receiver, American football player

1981 –

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Who is Wes Welker?

Wesley Carter "Wes" Welker is an American football wide receiver and return specialist for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. He played college football for Texas Tech University and was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent. He later played for the Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots.

Despite being undrafted, Welker has had a successful career. Only one player in NFL history, Gale Sayers, had more all-purpose yards in his first three NFL seasons than Welker did with the Dolphins; Welker holds the Dolphins' all-time records for total kickoff returns, kickoff return yardage, and total punt returns.

As a Patriot, Welker led the league in receptions in 2007, 2009, and 2011. Welker holds the four highest single-season reception totals in Patriots' history, as well as four of the top 10 receiving yardage totals, including the franchise record. He also holds the franchise records for most receptions in a single game, most receiving yards in a single game, longest reception, and career receptions. Welker, who had three consecutive 110-reception seasons, is the first receiver in NFL history with at least three 110-reception seasons, and the first with five 100-reception seasons. Welker was selected to the Pro Bowl, the All-Pro Team, or both, in every season of his Patriots career.

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Born
May 1, 1981
Oklahoma City
Also known as
  • Wesley Carter Welker
  • Wesley Welker
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • Germany
Profession
Education
  • Texas Tech University
  • Heritage Hall School
Lived in
  • Oklahoma City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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