Wes Welker

Football Player + Wide Receiver
Born May 1, 1981

Wesley Carter "Wes" Welker 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.… Read More

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1981 Birth Born on May 1, 1981.


1999 18 Years Old Also, in 1999 he was named The Daily Oklahoman All-State Player of the Year, and Oklahoma State Player of the Year by USA Today.
2000 19 Years Old Welker played in the 2000 Oil Bowl, scoring a 40-yard field goal for the Oklahoma team. … Read More


2003 22 Years Old In 2003, Welker won the Mosi Tatupu Award, given annually to the best special teams player in college football. … Read More
Welker, who was not drafted during the 2004 NFL Draft, signed as an undrafted free agent with the San Diego Chargers. … Read More
2005 24 Years Old During training camp at the beginning of the 2005 season, Welker was promoted to the third wide receiver spot after Chris Chambers and Marty Booker. … Read More
2006 25 Years Old 1 More Event
On October 8, 2006, he was a huge target for back-up quarterback Joey Harrington, recording a then career-high nine catches for 77 yards in a 20–10 loss to the Patriots. … Read More
2007 26 Years Old In Week 17, against the Giants, he caught 11 more passes, setting the Patriots franchise record for catches with 112, and tying Bengals receiver T. J. Houshmandzadeh for most receptions in the 2007 NFL season. … Read More
2009 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Wes Welker was selected to attend the 2009 Pro Bowl as a reserve, and was again named to the AP All-Pro Second Team. … Read More
He suffered a torn MCL and ACL in his left knee and was placed on injured reserve on January 6, 2010. … Read More


2011 30 Years Old He was named to the 2011 Pro Bowl as an injury replacement to Andre Johnson. … Read More
2012 31 Years Old 1 More Event
…  As of Week 2 of the 2012 regular season, Welker also holds the all-time Patriots franchise record for receptions, breaking in just 79 games the record of Troy Brown who played more than twice as many games as a Patriot (192 regular-season games). … Read More
2013 32 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 13, 2013, Welker signed a two-year, $12 million contract with the Denver Broncos. … Read More
…  Welker also holds the record for most receptions by any undrafted player in NFL history, passing Rod Smith in 2014. … Read More
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