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Garrett Wolfe

Garrett Wolfe during the 2008 NFL season.
No. 25     Chicago Bears
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: August 17, 1984 (1984-08-17) (age 25)
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Weight: 186 lb (84 kg)
Career information
College: Northern Illinois
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 3 / Pick: 93
Debuted in 2007 for the Chicago Bears
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Stats at NFL.com

Garrett Wolfe (born August 17, 1984 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American football running back for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Bears in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played his college football at Northern Illinois.

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Early years

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

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]

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Statistics

 NIU   Rushing   Receiving   Kickoff Returns   Defense
Season Games Att Yds Avg Lg TD Rec Yds Avg Lg TD Ret Yds Avg Lg TD Solo Assist Tackle
2004 11 256 1,656 6.5 84 18 10 117 11.7 40 3 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 9 243 1,580 6.5 76 16 20 222 11.1 59 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 12 289 1,976 6.6 75 18 26 247 9.5 65 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 32 787 5,136 6.5 84 52 56 586 10.5 65 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Professional career

Chicago Bears

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.

Career statistics

 NFL   Rushing   Receiving
Season Team Games Att Yds Avg Lg TD Rec Yds TD
2007 Chicago Bears 13 31 85 2.7 25 0 9 117 0
2008 Chicago Bears 13 15 69 4.6 38 0 0 0 0
2009 Chicago Bears 7 22 120 5.5 36 1 2 12 0
Total 33 68 274 4.0 38 1 11 129 0

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References

  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. ^ Roster - Chicago Bears

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

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