20 Facts About Beanie Wells


Beanie Wells was selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft out of Ohio State University.


Beanie Wells was often considered the best recruit out of Ohio.


Beanie Wells played at Akron Garfield High from 2002 to 2005, graduating early in December.


Beanie Wells was listed as the top running back and All-American by Parade in 2006.


Beanie Wells rushed for 222 yards in the annual rivalry game against Michigan, the second most rushing yards by an Ohio State running back against Michigan.


Beanie Wells rushed 13 carries for 111 yards and a touchdown in his first game against the Youngstown State Penguins on August 30,2008.


Beanie Wells then followed that performance up with a 22 carry, 168 yard effort against Wisconsin, which included a 33-yard touchdown on the game's first possession and a 54-yard run to start the second half.


Beanie Wells was drafted in the first round by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2009 NFL Draft.


Beanie Wells competed for the starting running back job with Tim Hightower.


Beanie Wells ended the night with seven carries for a total of 46 yards and two touchdowns, including a 20-yard score in the second quarter.


In that game, Beanie Wells rushed for 67 yards on 14 attempts.


On January 16,2010, Beanie Wells scored his first postseason touchdown, a four-yard rush against the New Orleans Saints.


Beanie Wells ended the season with 793 yards rushing, second-best among rookies after Knowshon Moreno.


Beanie Wells caught 12 passes for an 11.9 yard average.


On November 27,2011, Beanie Wells set a Cardinals single-game and personal record by rushing for 228 yards against the St Louis Rams.


Beanie Wells' performance eclipsed the team record previously held by LeShon Johnson, who rushed for 214 yards against the New Orleans Saints in 1996.


Beanie Wells finished the 2011 season with his first 1,000 yard season, ending with 1,047 yards on 245 carries and 10 touchdowns.


On September 26,2012, Beanie Wells was placed on the injured reserve list due to a severe turf toe injury but received the new "designated to return" tag and was expected to return in practice on November 7.


On Sunday, November 25,2012, Beanie Wells made his first appearance back from Injured Reserve for Arizona's game against the St Louis Rams, scoring his first two touchdowns of the season.


On October 9,2013, Beanie Wells tore his Achilles tendon during a workout with the Baltimore Ravens.