James
Wilder Jr.
#32 Running Back
James
Wilder Jr.
#32 Running Back
Height 6'3
Weight 221 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1992-04-14 (28)
Born Tampa, FL
School Florida State
Status AMER
Rushes 92
Yards 464
Touchdowns 1
Average 5.04

Transactions

2020: Signed with the Alouettes on January 30
2017: Signed with the Argonauts on March 10
2016: Signed with the Buffalo Bills on January 20, released September 2.
2015: Re-signed by Cincinnati Bengals January 14. Released and signed to the practice roster September 6.
2014: Entered the NFL draft as a junior. Signed as an undrafted free agent by Cincinnati May 12, released and signed to the practice roster August 31.
 

Career

James Wilder Jr. played three seasons in the CFL, all with the Toronto Argonauts. The 27-year-old running back took the CFL by storm in 2017 as he was voted the league’s Most Outstanding Rookie following a season where he rushed for 872 yards on 122 carries, while scoring five majors. He also added 533 receiving yards on 51 receptions. He completed his rookie season by hoisting the Grey Cup, following the 105th edition of the game.

Member of the NCAA BCS National Championship Florida State Seminoles in 2014, Wilder Jr. played 44 games in the CFL, amassing 2,027 rushing yards on 361 carries (5.6 yard average) and nine touchdowns. He also caught 154 passes for 1,487 yards and five majors.

In only 13 games last season, the Tampa, FL native rushed for 464 yards, good for ninth place in the CFL, while making 58 catches for 415 yards, finishing the season with 879 yards of total offence. Prior to joining the CFL, he was a member of the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals.

Seasons

Rushing

YEAR TEAM GP CAR YDS TDS AVG LG
2017
TOR 17 122 872 5 7.1 85
2018
TOR 13 147 691 3 4.7 24
2019
TOR 14 92 464 1 5.0 19
Total
44 361 2027 9 5.6 85

Receiving

YEAR TEAM GP REC ATT YDS YAC TD AVG LG
2017
TOR 17 51 62 533 467 0 10.5 45
2018
TOR 13 56 69 539 396 1 9.6 46
2019
TOR 14 47 58 415 345 4 8.8 24
Total
44 154 189 1487 1208 5 9.7 46

Game Log

Rushing

DATE WEEK OPP CAR YDS TD AVG LG
06-22
2 HAM 6 12 0 2.0 7
07-01
3 SSK 10 60 0 6.0 12
07-06
4 BC 6 33 0 5.5 19
07-12
5 WPG 5 12 0 2.4 11
07-18
6 CGY 11 44 0 4.0 6
08-25
11 MTL 0 0 0 0.0 0
09-02
12 HAM 7 16 0 2.3 8
09-07
13 OTT 8 42 1 5.3 10
09-20
15 CGY 4 40 0 10.0 19
09-28
16 SSK 7 42 0 6.0 18
10-05
17 BC 3 22 0 7.3 13
10-11
18 OTT 15 82 0 5.5 13
10-18
19 MTL 6 39 0 6.5 13
11-02
21 HAM 4 20 0 5.0 11
Total
92 464 1 5.2 160

Receiving

DATE WEEK OPP REC ATT YDS TD AVG LG
06-22
2 HAM 3 4 33 0 11.0 18
07-01
3 SSK 4 7 39 0 9.8 14
07-06
4 BC 7 7 76 1 10.9 24
07-12
5 WPG 5 6 41 0 8.2 23
07-18
6 CGY 7 8 71 1 10.1 22
08-25
11 MTL 0 0 0 0 0.0 0
09-02
12 HAM 5 6 37 0 7.4 13
09-07
13 OTT 3 4 45 2 15.0 24
09-20
15 CGY 4 5 35 0 8.8 18
09-28
16 SSK 2 4 12 0 6.0 7
10-05
17 BC 1 1 2 0 2.0 2
10-11
18 OTT 3 3 6 0 2.0 3
10-18
19 MTL 2 2 9 0 4.5 7
11-02
21 HAM 1 1 9 0 9.0 9
Total
47 58 415 4 8.0 184