David Wells
David  Wells


Clovis, Calif.

High School:
Clovis North High

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 255

Tight End



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  • Two-time Second-Team All-Mountain West (2016-17)
  • Three-time MW Fall All-Academic Team (2015-17)
  • 2017 SDSU President’s Award (high academic achievement)

    Tall, big body, who has great hands ... Seemingly catches everything thrown his way ... Worked up to No. 2 at tight end for the first time of his career at Nevada in the eighth game of the 2014 season, where he was until the offseason, when starter Daniel Brunskill moved to right tackle ... Started all 14 games in 2016, but missed the opener this year recovering from a foot injury ... Started 10 of the 12 games the rest of the way.

    SENIOR SEASON (2017)
    Was named a second-team all-Mountain West selection by the league’s coaches and media ... Also is a second-team all-MW pick by Phil Steele Magazine ... Was on the John Mackey Award Watch List (most outstanding collegiate tight end) and the Wuerffel Trophy Award Watch List (community service) ... Won the team’s President’s Award for high academic achievement ... Also was named a preseason first-team all-Mountain West selection by the league’s media, as well as all four major magazines - Athlon Sports, Lindy’s Sports, Phil Steele Magazine and Street & Smith’s ... Has also been ranked as the “No. 18 Tight End in FBS” by College Football News, the “10th-Rated Tight End in the 2018 NFL Draft” by CBS Sports and the “30th-Rated Tight End in the 2018 NFL Draft” by Phil Steele Magazine ... Has started nine of the 11 games he has appeared in, missing the opener with an injury ... Has nine catches for 133 yards (14.8 avg.) and two touchdowns ... Has twice been named the MW Pro Football Focus Team of the Week (Sept. 20 and Sept. 27) ... Missed the opener, recovering from a Jones fracture in his foot .. Stopped his game played streak at 40 ... Earned the start at Arizona State, but did not find the stat sheet ... Had three catches for 30 yards in a start vs. No. 19/19 Stanford, including the game-winning touchdown with 54 seconds left ... Ended up being named the MW Pro Football Focus Team of the Week for his play against the Cardinal ... Had a 28-yard touchdown reception at Air Force, which put SDSU up, 21-17, in the fourth quarter (the Aztecs would win, 28-24) ... It was his second straight game with a touchdown catch, second this season and sixth of his career ... Was named the MW Pro Football Focus Team of the Week for a second consecutive week ... Had a 23-yard grab off the bench against Northern Illinois ... Had a 2-yard reception in a start at UNLV ... Made a 9-yard catch in a start vs. Boise State ... Started, but did not record a stat against Fresno State ... Came up with a career-long 30-yard grab off the bench at Hawai’i ... Did not record a stat in a start at San José State ... Made an 11-yard grab in a starting role against Nevada ... Did not catch a pass in a start against New Mexico on Senior Day or in another start vs. Army West Point in the Armed Forces Bowl.

    JUNIOR SEASON (2016)
    Was named a second-team all-Mountain West selection ... Had 25 catches for 294 yards (11.8 avg.) and four touchdowns in 14 starts on the year ... Also had a 2-point conversion reception and a tackle on special teams ... The four touchdowns were tied for the 22nd most in the country among tight ends ... Earned his first career start in the opener against New Hampshire, where he made an 8-yard catch ... Had a 6-yard grab in another start vs. California ... Came up with a 11-yard reception in a third straight start at Northern Illinois ... Had a then career-high two catches for a then career-best 21 yards (10.5 avg.) at South Alabama ... Had a then career-long 13-yard grab ... Also caught a 2-point conversion to put SDSU up, 24-21 ... Did not appear on the stat sheet in another start vs. UNLV ... Had three receptions for 30 yards (10.0 avg.) in a start at Fresno State, just minutes away from his hometown of Clovis, Calif. ... Included in the three catches was a 14-yard grab ... Posted career highs of five catches and 62 yards while grabbing his first collegiate touchdown against San José State ... Pulled down a then career-long 24-yard reception in the first quarter ... The five catches were the most by an Aztec tight end since Gavin Escobar hauled in six vs. Wyoming on Nov. 24, 2012 ... The 62 receiving yards were also the most for an SDSU tight end since Escobar totaled 108 vs. UNLV on Oct. 27, 2012 ... Made a catch in another start at Utah State for a loss of one yard ... Had a 13-yard touchdown catch in a start against Hawai'i ... The touchdown put SDSU up, 7-0 ... Had two receptions for 35 yards (17.5 avg.) in a start at Nevada ... It was his second straight game with a touchdown catch ... Had a career-long 27-yard catch at Wyoming in an 11th straight start ... Caught two passes for 42 yards and a touchdown vs. Colorado State ... The touchdown went for 25 yards ... It was his fourth receiving touchdown of the season (and career), all over the last six games ... Had a 7-yard reception in another start at Wyoming in the MW Championship game ... Made a team-high four catches for 33 yards vs. Houston in the Las Vegas Bowl with a long of 11 yards.

    Played in the team's only 14 games off the bench ... Had four catches for 22 yards (5.5 avg.) and a tackle on special teams ...Had his first career catch, a 10-yarder, in the opener vs. San Diego ... Also saw time on three special teams units - kick return, punt and PAT/field goal ... Played again at California and vs. South Alabama, but did not record a stat ... Logged statless time against South Alabama ... Made a tackle on special teams at Penn State ... Played again vs. Fresno State, at Hawai`i, at San José State and against Utah State, but did not record a stat ... Caught a 4-yard pass on 3rd and 4 early in the third quarter at Colorado State ... SDSU would eventually score a touchdown on the drive to take a 20-10 lead ... Did not record a stat in action against Wyoming ... Made a 2-yard grab at UNLV in a reserve role ... Had a 6-yard catch against Nevada ... Did not record a stat in playing time vs. Air Force in the MW Championship game and against Cincinnati in the Hawai`i Bowl.

    Played in 12 of the team's 13 games, mostly on special teams, without recording a stat ... Did not play in the opener against Northern Arizona ... Made his collegiate debut at No. 21/23 North Carolina, but did not find the stat sheet ... Played again at Oregon State, vs. UNLV, at Fresno State, at New Mexico, vs. Hawai`i, at Nevada, against Idaho, at Boise State, vs. Air Force, vs. San José State and in the Poinsettia Bowl vs. Navy, all without making the stat sheet.

    Decided to redshirt the 2013 season.

    Former quarterback who switched over to tight end late in his high school career ... Helped lead Clovis North High School to a CIF Central Section Division I championship and 12-2 record in 2012, recording 60 catches for 1,188 yards (19.8 avg.) and 10 touchdowns ... Was the tight end MVP at the 2012 Five-Star Showcase in Los Angeles ... A first-team all-league pick and first-team all-Valley selection as a senior ... A three-star recruit by Rivals.com, and a two-star recruit by both Scout.com and 247Sports.com ... Among tight ends in the country, was ranked 83rd by Scout and 105th by 247Sports ... Was also a forward on the basketball team and a pitcher with the baseball squad ... Helped the basketball team to a section championship.

    David Edward Wells was born May 2, 1995, in Fresno, Calif. ... Son of Bryan and Shari Wells ... Also received offers from Fresno State, Iowa State and Nevada and had interest from Colorado State, Utah and Utah State ... Is working on a master's degree in homeland security.

    Receptions: 5 vs. San José State (10/21/16)
    Receiving Yards: 62 vs. San José State (10/21/16)
    Long Reception: 30 at Hawai’i (10/28/17)
    Receiving Touchdowns: 1, six times
    Tackles: 1 at South Alabama (10/1/16), at Penn State (9/26/15)

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