NFL CAREER – A four-year NFL veteran, Wynn has appeared in 23 games with four starts for Green Bay Packers, New Orleans and San Francisco. Wynn’s rushed 64 times for 332 yards (5.2 avg.) with five touchdowns and has recorded 14 receptions for 122 yards. After appearing in four games at the start of the season with the Saints, Wynn returned for the 2010 postseason after appearing in three games for San Francisco and has the ability to contribute both on offense and special teams. He concluded an impressive college playing career at the University of Florida by leading them to the BCS National Championship in 2006, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a senior to lead the Gators with 699 rushing yards and five touchdowns.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Re-signed by Saints, 1/4/11; Waived by San Francisco, 12/27/10; Activated from practice squad to active roster by San Francisco, 11/30/10; Signed to practice squad by San Francisco 49ers, 11/8/10; Waived by Saints, 10/12/10; Activated from practice squad to active roster by Saints, 10/3/10; Signed to the practice squad by Saints, 9/24/10; Waived by Saints, 9/22/10; Signed by New Orleans, 8/23/10; Placed on injured reserve by Green Bay, 10/21/09; Activated from practice squad to active roster by Green Bay, 10/11/08; Signed to practice squad by Green Bay, 8/31/08; Waived by Green Bay, 8/25/08; Placed on injured reserve by Green Bay,10/30/07; Signed by Green Bay, 6/20/07; Selected by the Green Bay Packers in the seventh round (228th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.
2010 – Appeared in seven games combined between the 49ers and Saints, primarily seeing playing time on special teams…Also spent time on both the Saints and 49ers practice squads....Recorded two special teams tackles for New Orleans…After re-signing with New Orleans following the conclusion of the regular season saw action as reserve RB and on special teams in NFC Wild Card Playoff at Seattle, 1/8/11. 2009 – Appeared in four contests and had six carries for 19 yards and two receptions for 19 yards for the Packers before suffering a season-ending knee injury. 2008 – Played in five contests after spending early part of season on practice squad…Saw most extensive action in final two games, and posted 110 yards and one touchdown on eight carries…Spent first five weeks of the season on practice squad before being signed to active roster Oct. 11…Inactive for six games, including at New Orleans, Nov. 24, after sustaining a calf injury during Nov. 20 practice…Rushed for career-high 106 yards on just seven carries (15.1 avg.), vs. Detroit, Dec. 28. With just seven attempts, tied for the second-fewest carries needed to reach 100 yards in a game in team history. Took pitch 73 yards down right sideline for a touchdown midway through the first quarter. Rush was a career-long, the longest by the Packers in 2008. With Ryan Grant, became only the second Packers RB tandem since 1985 to each rush for 100 yards in same game. 2007 – Playing in first seven games with four starts, was team’s leading rusher with 50 carries for 203 yards and four touchdowns before a shoulder injury ended promising rookie season…Added nine receptions for 73 yards…Left game at Denver, Oct. 29 with season-ending shoulder injury after his first carry…Served as third-down back in NFL debut vs. Philadelphia, Sept. 9. Made first NFL reception on third-and-10 in third quarter, grabbing a short flip pass from Brett Favre and scampering 18 yards; Drive ended with a field goal, tying the score 13-13. Also had one rush for 8 yards…At New York Giants, Sept. 16, carried 10 times for 50 yards and two TDs, and caught two passes for 18 yards. Scored his first TD on second-quarter draw play, bouncing off a defender as he crossed goal line to give Green Bay a 7-0 lead. On second score, made a cutback move and burst ahead for a 38-yard TD, juking past one defender and stiff-arming another…Made first career NFL start at Minnesota, Sept. 3; rushed 10 times for 20 yards and caught two balls for 10 yards…Had game-high 78 rushing yards on 13 attempts, with one reception for 13 yards, vs. Chicago, Oct. 7. On the Packers’ first drive, Wynn rushed four times for 59 yards and one touchdown; picked up 44 yards on one carry - the longest offensive play of game - and finished the drive on a 2-yard, leaping score for his first touchdown at Lambeau Field and a 7-0 lead.
COLLEGE – Finished with 446 rushes for 2,077 yards and 25 touchdowns, topping 500 yards in three of four seasons…Added 35 receptions for 376 yards and three TDs…Posted five 100-yard games…Sociology major…Leading rusher for 2006 national champions with 699 yards and five TDs on 143 carries as senior…Started 11 of 14 games and averaged 4.9 yards per carry…In BCS National Championship, closed college career with team-high 69 yards on 19 carries, including a 2-yard TD…Had 130 carries for 621 yards (4.8 avg.) and seven TDs, in 11 games with 6 starts as a junior…Also posted 12 receptions for 161 yards with two TDs…Had second career four-TD game, scoring on a 16-yard catch and three rushes at Kentucky…During injury-shortened sophomore season sophomore, ran for 217 yards on 58 carries (3.7 avg.) with five TDs…Played in all 13 games as redshirt freshman…Led Gators with seven rushing TDs, finishing with 540 yards on 115 carries (4.7 avg.)…Among freshmen in UF annals, seven rushing TDs ranked third in history, trailing only Emmitt Smith and Fred Taylor…One-third of only second trio of backs in University of Florida history to rush for 500-plus yards in same season…Led Gators in rushing four times…In second game, at No. 3 University of Miami (Fla.), reached 100 yards on eight carries (12.5 avg.), and opened second half with a 65-yard TD run…Scored four TDs, vs. Florida A&M.
PERSONAL – Born in Cincinnati, Ohio…One of the nation’s elite running backs after senior year, totaled 2,283 yards (9.3 avg.) on 246 carries with 30 TDs at Cincinnati’s Reading HS in 2001…Garnered spot on Parade All-America Team…Topped 2,000 yards and 30 TDs in three of four seasons…Also played linebacker and safety…Lettered three years in basketball and track.
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