James Wilder

Football Player
Born May 12, 1958

James Curtis Wilder is a former professional American football running back in the National Football League for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins, and the Detroit Lions.

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1958 Birth Born on May 12, 1958.


1976 18 Years Old Wilder played high school football at Sikeston High School where he set school records in career rushing yards and single season rushing yards. He led the Bulldogs to an undefeated season in 1976, his senior year with the team. … Read More


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Wilder was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second round of the 1981 NFL Draft.
He played for most of his career with Tampa Bay, and was a Pro Bowl selection in 1984. … Read More


2011 53 Years Old Wilder's daughter, Courtney Wilder, played running back on the Tampa Breeze during the 2011–12 LFL season.
2013 55 Years Old Wilder's son, James Wilder, Jr., is a professional football player for the Buffalo Bills. He played football for Florida State and was a part of their 2013 National Championship winning team.
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