James Wilder

James Curtis Wilder
Born: May 12, 1958
Sikeston, MO USA
Position: RB
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 225
College: Missouri
High School: Sikeston (MO)
Career: 1981-1990
Drafted: 1981 in Round 2, #34 overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

James Wilder played from 1981 to 1990 during his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins. Wilder ran for 6,008 yards in his career on 1,586 attempts, scoring 37 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 431 passes for 3,500 yards and 10 receiving touchdowns..

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Year Team Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
1984NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers11100.01616.01100.000.016 158.3


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1981NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers1073703.523 4
1982NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers833243.947 3
1983NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers1616404.075 4
1984NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers40715443.837 13
1985NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers36513003.628 10
1986NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers1907043.745 2
1987NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers1064884.621 0
1988NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers863434.019 1
1989NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers702443.514 0
1990NFL Detroit Lions11514.613 0
Totals158660083.875 37


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1981NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers4850710.638 1
1982NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers534668.832 1
1983NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers573806.731 2
1984NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers856858.150 0
1985NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers533416.420 0
1986NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers433267.625 1
1987NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers403288.232 1
1988NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers151248.324 0
1989NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers363359.327 3
1990NFL Detroit Lions188.01
Totals43135008.150 10

Kick Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1981NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers11919.019 0
1989NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers24221.023 0
Totals36120.323 0

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Playing Career:


1984 - Associated Press All-NFL (2nd Team)
1984 - Newspaper Enterprise Association All-NFL (2nd Team)
1984 - United Press International All-Conference (2nd Team)