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Wes Welker

Wes Welker
Welker in December 2008
CaptionWelker in December 2008
CurrentteamNew England Patriots
Currentnumber83
CurrentpositionplainWide receiver
Birth DateMay 1, 1981(age 35)
Birth PlaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma
Heightft5
Heightin9
Weight185
Debutyear2004
DebutteamSan Diego Chargers
Highlights * 3× Pro Bowl selection (2008, 2009, 2010) * 3× All-Pro selection (2007, 2008, 2009) * 2× NFL receptions leader (2007 (tied), 2009) * Mosi Tatupu Award Winner (2003) *  New England Patriots 12th Player Award (2007) * Pop Warner Inspiration to Youth Award (2008) * 2× Ed Block Courage Award (2007, 2010) * Longest reception in NFL history (tied, 99 yards) * New England Patriots All-2000s Team
CollegeTexas Tech
Undraftedyear2004
Pastteams * San Diego Chargers (2004) * Miami Dolphins (2004 2006) * New England Patriots (2007 present)
StatusActive
Statweek6
Statseason2011
Statlabel1Receptions
Statvalue1579
Statlabel2Receiving yards
Statvalue26,442
Statlabel3Average
Statvalue311.1
Statlabel4Receiving touchdowns
Statvalue429
NflWEL219433

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Wesley Carter "Wes" Welker (born May 1, 1981) is an American football wide receiver for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He has also played for the San Diego Chargers and Miami Dolphins. Welker played college football at Texas Tech.

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. Welker led the league in receptions in 2007 (tied with T.J. Houshmandzadeh) and 2009. Welker holds the three highest single-season reception totals in Patriots history, as well as the franchise records for most receptions in a single game, most receiving yards in a single game, and longest reception. Welker, who had three consecutive 110-reception seasons, is the only receiver in NFL history with at least 110 receptions in any three seasons. He has also been selected to the Pro Bowl and/or All-Pro Team in each of his first four seasons with the Patriots.


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