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Ernest Wilford
No. 85     Jacksonville Jaguars
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: January 14, 1979 (1979-01-14) (age 31)
Place of birth: Richmond, Virginia
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
College: Virginia Tech
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 4 / Pick: 120
Debuted in 2004 for the Jacksonville Jaguars
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-ACC (2002)
  • First-team All-ACC (2003)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2008
Receptions     144
Receiving yards     2,019
Receiving TDs     14
Stats at

Ernest Lee Wilford, Jr. (born January 14, 1979 in Richmond, Virginia) is an American football tight end for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Jaguars in the fourth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Virginia Tech.

Wilford has also played for the Miami Dolphins.


Early years

Wilford graduated from Fork Union Military Academy and played football for Armstrong High School in Richmond. He participated in Indoor and Outdoor track, also in Varsity football.

College career

Wilford played college football at at Virginia Tech.

Professional career


First stint with Jaguars

Wilford spent the first four years of his NFL career with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Miami Dolphins

Wilford signed with the Miami Dolphins on February 29, 2008. The deal was worth $13 million over four years, and included a $6 million signing bonus. He appeared in seven games for the Dolphins in 2008 (starting none) and caught just three passes for 25 yards.

The Dolphins converted Wilford to tight end during the 2009 offseason, but released him prior to the regular season on August 24.

Second stint with Jaguars

Wilford re-signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 25, 2009.

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