Garrett Wolfe

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Garrett Wolfe
Garrett Wolfe.jpg
Garrett Wolfe during the 2008 NFL season.
No. --     Omaha Nighthawks
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-08-17) August 17, 1984 (age 29)
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
College: Northern Illinois
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 3 / Pick: 93
Debuted in 2007 for the Chicago Bears
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2010
Rushing yards282
Rushing average3.9
Rushing TDs1
Tackles50
Stats at NFL.com
 
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Garrett Wolfe
Garrett Wolfe.jpg
Garrett Wolfe during the 2008 NFL season.
No. --     Omaha Nighthawks
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-08-17) August 17, 1984 (age 29)
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
College: Northern Illinois
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 3 / Pick: 93
Debuted in 2007 for the Chicago Bears
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2010
Rushing yards282
Rushing average3.9
Rushing TDs1
Tackles50
Stats at NFL.com

Garrett Wolfe (born August 17, 1984) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Bears in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played his college football at Northern Illinois.

Early years[edit]

A Chicago native, Wolfe attended Fenwick High School before transferring to Holy Cross High School in River Grove, Illinois. He rushed for 4,311 yards and 56 touchdowns during the final two years of his high school career. Wolfe set eleven school records during his tenure at Holy Cross, and earned numerous honors from various Chicago Media sources including the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times.

College career[edit]

Wolfe spent most of his first year at Northern Illinois University on the sideline. He began to make significant progress his sophomore year when he became the team's starting running back and one of the most productive rushers in the nation. Wolfe managed to solidify his performance towards the end of the 2004 season, rushing for over 1,400 yards and scoring 17 touchdowns during the last seven games of the season.[1]

His 2005 season was almost as successful. He earned national recognition with stout performances against the Michigan Wolverines and Northwestern Wildcats. Wolfe's season was hindered by a knee injury, which forced him to miss three games. Nevertheless, his achievements were recognized with an All-American selection and by being voted the Huskies' Most Valuable Player.

Wolfe started the 2006 season on a productive note by accumulating 285 total yards (171 rushing, 114 receiving) against the Ohio State Buckeyes, who were at the time the nation's top ranked team. He finished the season with an NCAA-high 1,928 rushing yards while averaging 157 yards per game.[1]

Statistics[edit]

 NIU Rushing Receiving Kickoff Returns Defense
SeasonGamesAttYdsAvgLgTDRecYdsAvgLgTDRetYdsAvgLgTDSoloAssistTackle
2004112561,6566.584181011711.7403000.000000
200592431,5806.576162022211.159100000000
2006122891,9766.67518262479.565100000000
Total327875,1366.584525658610.565500000000

Professional career[edit]

Chicago Bears[edit]

The Chicago Bears drafted Wolfe in the 2007 NFL Draft's third round, with the 93rd overall selection.[2] On May 15, 2007 Wolfe became the first of his draft class to sign, inking a four-year deal with the Bears. Financial terms were undisclosed.[3]

Wolfe was placed on season-ending injured reserve with a torn hamstring on December 12, 2008. He finished the 2008 season with 15 carries for 69 yards.

Wolfe became a restricted free-agent after the 2010 season, but the Bears did not offer him a contract.[4] He remained unsigned throughout the 2011 NFL lockout.

In May 2011, Wolfe was arrested and charged with retail theft, disorderly conduct, assault of a police officer and resisting an officer with violence following an altercation at a Miami nightclub.[4] All charges against Wolfe were later dropped.[5]

Omaha Nighthawks[edit]

In late 2011, Wolfe signed with the Omaha Nighthawks.[6]

Montreal Alouettes[edit]

On May 14, 2012, Wolfe signed with the Montreal Alouettes.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

 Chicago Bears Rushing Receiving Kickoff Returns Defense
SeasonGamesAttYdsAvgLgTDRecYdsAvgLgTDRetYdsAvgLgTDSoloAssistTotal Tackles
20071331852.7250911713.033012727.0270505
20081315694.638000-.-0059819.633015116
20098221205.03612126.012000-.-008210
2010700-.-0000-.-0000-.-008210
Total41682744.03811112911.7330612520.833036541

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b CSTV.com, Player Bio: Garrett Wolfe :: Football: Retrieved on April 29, 2007
  2. ^ Chicagobears.com, Bears choose Wolfe, Okwo in Round 3 Retrieved on April 28, 2007
  3. ^ Yahoo.com RB Wolfe becomes first 2007 draft pick to sign Retrieved on May 15, 2007
  4. ^ a b Biggs, Brad (2011-06-13). "Ex-Bears RB Wolfe faces uncertain future". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2011-11-19. 
  5. ^ Dickerson, Jeff (2011-09-30). "Charges dropped against Garrett Wolfe". ESPN Chicago. Retrieved 2011-11-19. 
  6. ^ http://omahanighthawks.com/your-team/roster/depth-chart/
  7. ^ http://www.rds.ca/alouettes/chroniques/340253.html Les Alouettes Ajoutent Quatre Joueurs
  8. ^ Roster - Chicago Bears

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Preceded by
A. J. Harris
NIU Starting Running Back
2004-2006
Succeeded by
Justin Anderson