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James
Wilder Jr.
#32 Running Back
James
Wilder Jr.
#32 Running Back
Height 6'3
Weight 232 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1992-04-14 (29)
Born Tampa, FL
School Florida State
Status AMER
Rushes 142
Yards 770
Touchdowns 2
Average 5.42

NEED TO KNOW:

  • Acquired: Free agent (Feb. 9, 2021)
  • CFL experience (Elks): 4 (1)
  • First CFL Game: June 25, 2017 vs. Hamilton (Toronto)
  • College: Florida State University (2011-13)
  • Highlights:
    • Enters the 2021 CFL season with 3,510 all-purpose yards
    • Came out of retirement to sign a contract with the Elks in February, 2021
    • 2017 CFL Most Outstanding Rookie
    • 105th Grey Cup champion with Toronto in 2017
    • Combined for 1,405 all-purpose yards in 2017 with Toronto
    • Spent three seasons in the NFL between 2014 and 2016 (Cincinnati and Buffalo)
    • 2014 BCS National Champion at FSU
    • 2012 and 2013 ACC champion with Florida State
    • Offensive MVP of 2012 ACC Championship Game
    • Son of former NFLer James Wilder Sr.

YEAR-BY-YEAR:

  • 2020: (Montreal) Due to uncertainty over the 2020 CFL season amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, he announced his retirement from playing before being able to play a game with Montreal.
  • 2019: (Toronto) Played 14 games for Toronto, finishing with 875 all-purpose yards, with one rushing TD and four receiving TDs
  • 2018: (Toronto) 13 regular season games for the Argos, rushing for 691 yards and another 539 through the air…Suffered a leg injury in Week 16, which held him out for the remainder of the season.
  • 2017: (Toronto) Played in 17 regular season games with the Argos, rushing for 872 yards, plus 467 yards receiving… Registered five rushing TDs…Named CFL Most Outstanding Rookie…Part of Toronto’s Grey Cup championship team…Had nine carries including a TD, plus a pair of receptions in 27-24 win over Calgary in the 105th Grey Cup.

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 91 460 1 5.1 19
2021
EDM 12 142 770 2 5.4 29
Total
56 502 2793 11 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
2021
EDM 12 28 38 226 178 1 8.1 20
Total
56 182 227 1713 1386 6 9.4 46

Game Log

Rushing

DATE WEEK OPP CAR YDS TD AVG LG
08-07
1 OTT 15 89 0 5.9 14
08-14
2 MTL 15 85 0 5.7 17
08-19
3 BC 22 127 0 5.8 29
11-16
16 TOR 9 56 0 6.2 23
09-06
5 CGY 12 65 0 5.4 29
09-11
6 CGY 11 62 0 5.6 19
09-18
7 WPG 14 71 2 5.1 19
09-28
9 OTT 14 89 0 6.4 27
10-08
10 WPG 11 43 0 3.9 12
10-15
11 WPG 11 44 0 4.0 14
10-29
13 HAM 8 39 0 4.9 10
11-19
16 BC 0 0 0 0.0 0
Total
142 770 2 5.4 213

Receiving

DATE WEEK OPP REC ATT YDS TD AVG LG
08-07
1 OTT 9 12 72 0 8.0 14
08-14
2 MTL 0 1 0 0 0.0 0
08-19
3 BC 4 5 33 0 8.3 12
11-16
16 TOR 1 1 2 0 2.0 2
09-06
5 CGY 4 5 16 1 4.0 10
09-11
6 CGY 2 2 12 0 6.0 7
09-18
7 WPG 3 4 30 0 10.0 18
09-28
9 OTT 3 3 30 0 10.0 20
10-08
10 WPG 1 1 13 0 13.0 13
10-15
11 WPG 1 3 18 0 18.0 18
10-29
13 HAM 0 1 0 0 0.0 0
11-19
16 BC 0 0 0 0 0.0 0
Total
28 38 226 1 8.8 114