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

Garrett Wolfe
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Garrett Wolfe during the 2008 NFL season.
No. 25
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1984-08-17) August 17, 1984 (age 35)
Chicago, Illinois
Height:5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight:185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
College:Northern Illinois
NFL Draft:2007 / Round: 3 / Pick: 93
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts:72
Rushing yards:282
Rushing touchdowns:1
Receptions:11
Receiving yards:129
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Early yearsEdit

A Chicago native, Wolfe attended 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 careerEdit

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 2,400 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]

StatisticsEdit

 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 careerEdit

Chicago BearsEdit

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.

Wolfe became a restricted free-agent after the 2010 season, but the Bears did not offer him a contract.[4] He remained unsigned throughout the 2011 NFL lockout.

In May 2011, Wolfe was arrested and charged with retail theft, disorderly conduct, assault of a police officer and resisting an officer with violence following an altercation at a Miami Beach nightclub.[4] All charges against Wolfe were later dropped.[5]

Omaha NighthawksEdit

In late 2011, Wolfe signed with the Omaha Nighthawks.[6]

Montreal AlouettesEdit

On May 14, 2012, Wolfe signed with the Montreal Alouettes.[7]

Career statisticsEdit

 Chicago Bears   Rushing   Receiving   Kickoff Returns   Defense
Season Games Att Yds Avg Lg TD Rec Yds Avg Lg TD Ret Yds Avg Lg TD Solo Assist Total Tackles
2007 13 31 85 2.7 25 0 9 117 13.0 33 0 1 27 27.0 27 0 5 0 5
2008 13 15 69 4.6 38 0 0 0 -.- 0 0 5 98 19.6 33 0 15 1 16
2009 8 22 120 5.0 36 1 2 12 6.0 12 0 0 0 -.- 0 0 8 2 10
2010 7 0 0 -.- 0 0 0 0 -.- 0 0 0 0 -.- 0 0 8 2 10
Total 41 68 274 4.0 38 1 11 129 11.7 33 0 6 125 20.8 33 0 36 5 41

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b CSTV.com, Player Bio: Garrett Wolfe :: Football: Archived 2009-01-05 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on April 29, 2007
  2. ^ Chicagobears.com, Bears choose Wolfe, Okwo in Round 3 Archived 2007-05-01 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on April 28, 2007
  3. ^ Yahoo.com RB Wolfe becomes first 2007 draft pick to sign Retrieved on May 15, 2007
  4. ^ a b Biggs, Brad (2011-06-13). "Ex-Bears RB Wolfe faces uncertain future". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2011-11-19.
  5. ^ Dickerson, Jeff (2011-09-30). "Charges dropped against Garrett Wolfe". ESPN Chicago. Retrieved 2011-11-19.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-12-25. Retrieved 2012-01-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ http://www.rds.ca/alouettes/chroniques/340253.html Les Alouettes Ajoutent Quatre Joueurs
  8. ^ "Roster - Chicago Bears". Archived from the original on 2008-05-08. Retrieved 2008-06-30.

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