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Kent Wells

Offensive Lineman/Defensive Lineman

Kent Wells
Photo by Chris Arnold
AFL Experience: 4th season
Height: 6-3
Weight: 290
Date of Birth: 7/25/67
College: Nebraska


1993: In first AFL season with the Cleveland Thunderbolts, set career highs with tackles (14) and assists (5).

1994: Recorded two sacks, seven tackles and five assists for the Cleveland Thunderbolts...Team finished 2-10.

1995: Joined Storm after Thunderbolts folded in offseason...Named to All-AFL first team...Tied for team lead with four sacks...Recorded career-high two sacks in Storm's 54-7 win over Miami (6/10)...Notched two tackles against Las Vegas (6/24).

1996: Named the Arena Football League's Lineman of the Year...For the second consecutive year, named to the All-Arena Football first team...Notched a sack at Orlando (7/19), knocking QB Pat O'Hara out of the game and recorded half a sack against Arizona (7/27)...Selected as Ironman of the Game vs. Anaheim (8/9).

1997: Reported to camp two weeks late, missing the Storm's preseason games at Iowa (4/20) and vs. Orlando (4/24)...Never got into a groove on offense or defense due to a combination of being around 60 pounds overweight and missing all of training camp...Only managed two tackles and an assist in seven games but was whistled for nine penalties...Placed on recallable waivers (6/16) and was traded to New York for OL/DL Roosevelt Nix two days later...Was reacquired by the Storm in February 1998, and was then traded to Iowa in a three way deal with the CityHawks; the Storm acquired Barnstormer lineman Steve Houghton in the transaction.

Career Highlights: Finished with 37 tackles, 40 assists and ten sacks in his career at the University of Nebraska...A 1990 draft pick of the Washington Redskins; he was picked in the sixth round with the 160th pick overall... Released and picked up by the New York Giants; he played in 14 games with the G-Men...Joined the San Francisco 49ers in 1991...Picked up by the World League's Ohio Glory in 1992; he started all ten games in the club's 1-9 season, which turned out to be the Glory's only season...Nicknamed "Big Nasty" by teammates.

AFL Statistics


Year  Team        TKL   AST   SKS   YDS FF-FR   INT   YDS  TD
1993  Cleveland    14     5   3.5    22   1-0     0     0   0
1994  Cleveland     7     5     2     8   1-1     0     0   0
1995  Tampa Bay     5     1     4    23   0-0     0     0   0
1996  Tampa Bay    10     1   1.5     9   0-0     0     0   0
1997  Tampa Bay     2     1     0     0   0-0     0     0   0
CAREER TOTALS      38    13    11    62   2-1     0     0   0

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