TCU Horned Frogs in the USFL: Pro Wells

TCU Horned Frogs in the USFL: Pro Wells

Moving on with former Texas Christian University (TCU) Horned Frogs currently playing in the United States Football League (USFL), today we take a closer look at 23-year-old Pro Wells.

Wells, a 6-foot-4, 257-pound tight end from St. Petersburg, Florida, signed with the Philadelphia Stars as a free agent on April 1, 2022, after going undrafted in the inaugural USFL Draft.

After attending Milford Academy in 2016 (205 yards on nine catches with one touchdown) and Northwest Mississippi Community College in 2017 (304 yards on 19 receptions with one TD), Wells transferred to TCU for his redshirt season with the Horned Frogs in 2018 — playing in four games and picking up 12 yards on two receptions.

As a junior for TCU in 2019, his first full season with the Horned Frogs, Wells appeared in 12 games and garnered 196 yards on 17 receptions with five touchdowns; he put up almost identical numbers his junior year in 2020, but was plagued with an early-season injury, playing in 10 games and racking up 195 yards on 13 receptions with three TDs.

Wells chose to forgo his final year of eligibility at TCU and instead embarked upon his professional career by declaring for the NFL Draft; he signed as an undrafted free agent with the Cincinnati Bengals prior to being waived on Aug. 16, 2021.

Bringing us to the 2022 USFL season, where thus far for the Stars, Well has played in all seven games while garnering four yards on two receptions.

Fun facts: Wells earned Second-Team All-Big 12 honors in 2019 with the Horned Frogs and racked up 952 yards on 31 receptions with five touchdowns as a student at Dixie Hollins High School (Florida); he also played high school basketball and was named to the all-county team.

His bio on the official Bengals NFL website reads, “a college free agent signee, Wells is known for his athleticism and ball skills,” and that he’s a “prep basketball standout who didn’t seriously pursue football until late in his high school career.”

Due up next for Wells and the Philadelphia Stars (4-3, 2nd place in North): a matchup against the Michigan Panthers (1-6, 3rd place in South) on Sunday, June 5 at 11 am Central Time on FOX.

Due up next in a USFL profile snapshot: a new addition to the former Texas Longhorns currently in the league.

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