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TRANSACTIONS: Originally drafted by Atlanta in the fifth round (157th overall) of the 2012 NFL draft … Placed on injured reserve on 8/11/12 … Placed on injured reserve on 9/16/13 … Waived by Atlanta on 3/21/14 … Claimed by Jacksonville off waivers on 3/25/14.
PRO: Third-year FB appeared in two games (both starts) for Atlanta after being drafted by the Falcons in the fifth-round (157th overall) of the 2012 draft …
2013: Made his NFL debut and started on 9/8 at NO and made his first-career reception on a 15-yard completion from Falcons QB Matt Ryan … Started at FB on 9/15 vs. STL and caught a 14-yard pass in the first quarter before leaving the game with a shoulder injury … Placed on injured reserve on Sept. 16 …
2012: Was placed on injured reserve on Aug. 11 after suffering a torn ACL in the preseason.
COLLEGE: Four-year letterman … During his career, played in 52 games with 11 starts and totaled 28 receptions for 328 yards (11.7 rec. avg.) and two TDs and also rushed seven times for 33 yards (4.7 rush avg.) and two TDs … As a senior in 2011, was named Wisconsin’s Special Teams Player of the Year, Academic All-Big Ten … Appeared in the Senior Bowl … Started eight of 14 games and caught 20 passes for 246 yards (12.3 rec. avg.) … As a junior in 2010, won the team’s Tom Wiesner Award (Wisconsin-born player) and totaled eight receptions for 82 yards (10.2 rec. avg.) and two TDs and rushed three times for 19 yards and one TD … As a sophomore in 2009, played in all 13 games and mostly saw action on special teams … Earned his first letter as a freshman in 2008, when he played in 12 games and saw action on the kickoff the kick return units … Majored in sociology.
PERSONAL: Attended Richland Center (Wis.) high school … Named Wisconsin State Journal All-Area Player of the Year as a senior, in addition to first-team All-State (WFCA), second-team All-State (AP), first-team All-Area, first-team All-Conference and Conference Player of the Year honors after rushing 258 times for 2,116 yards and 24 TDs … First-team All-Conference and All-Area as a junior … First-team All-Conference as a sophomore … Team captain his final three seasons … Career totals include 509 rushes for 3,911 yards and 41 TDs … Earned four letters in basketball and three in track and field … National Honor Society member … Coaches youth basketball … Twitter handle is @BEwing34.