Wes Welker

Date of Birth
Apr 30, 1981
Texas Tech
185 lbs

Wes Welker


Wesley Carter Welker was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on May 1, 1981. A wide receiver and return specialist for the Denver Broncos, he is a five-time Pro Bowl selection, has appeared in three Super Bowls and has been the NFL's receptions leader on three occasions.

During his youth, Welker attended Heritage Hall High School in Oklahoma City. In 1999, USA Today named him as the Oklahoma State Player of the Year, but he was not considered a major recruitment prospect due to his lack of size. However, Welker was eventually offered a scholarship by Texas Tech, after one of the school's original recruits backed out. He played for four years at Texas Tech, winning the 2003 Mosi Tatupu Award and totalling 259 receptions for 3,019 yards and 21 touchdowns.

Welker was not drafted during the 2004...