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54 Juwan Wells

Class: Senior Position: DL Height: 6-2 Weight: 260 Previous School: Dublin HS Hometown: Dublin, Ga.

2017 (Jr.):
• Big South second-team all-conference
• Big South Preseason All-Conference
• VaSID All-State second team
• STATS FCS Preseason All-American (third team)
• Started all 11 games at rush end
• Led Liberty in tackles for the second year in a row, finishing the season with 74 tackles (43 solo, 31 assisted)
• Ranked No. 1 in the Big South in tackles by defensive linemen (6.7 per game)
• Ranked fourth in the Big South tackles for a loss (11.0) and fifth in sacks (4.5)
• Recorded four tackles during Liberty's season-opening win at Baylor
• Nine tackles, including five solo stops and two tackles for a loss, against Indiana State
• Seven tackles, including four solo stops and two quarterback hurries, against No. 5 Jacksonville State
• Nine tackles, including 1.5 sacks, against St. Francis (Pa.)
• Finished the Kennesaw State game with a career-high-tying 13 tackles, including nine solo stops
• Nine tackles against Gardner-Webb, including six solo tackles, a quarterback hurry and a pass breakup
• Seven tackles against Presbyterian, including four solo stops and a season-best three quarterback hurries
• Three solo stops at Charleston Southern, including two sacks

2016 (So.):
• Big South first-team all-conference
• VaSID all-state first team
• HERO Sports FCS Sophomore All-America team
• Big South Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 3)
• Played in all 11 games and started 10
• Led the Flames with a career-high tackle total of 79 (38 solo, 41 assisted)
• Ranked third in the Big South in total tackles
• Finished the season fifth in Big South with 11 tackles for a loss
• Ranked fourth in Big South with 5.5 sacks
• Completed the year with a team-best nine pass breakups
• Posted four double-digit tackle efforts
• Recorded nine tackles (four solo, five assisted), added his first career forced fumble, and had a sack for an 11-yard loss at FBS opponent Virginia Tech
• Led team with a career-high 13 tackles (six solo, seven assisted) and had 1.5 sacks for a combined loss of seven yards against FBS opponent SMU
• Finished with a team-leading 12 tackles (seven solo, five assisted) and had 2.5 tackles for a loss (10 yards), including two sacks (10 yards) in victory over Robert Morris
• Tied for team lead with 10 tackles (four solo, six assisted) at Coastal Carolina

2015 (Fr.):
• Played in eight games and started against No. 4 Coastal Carolina as a true freshman
• Finished the season with 16 tackles (10 solo, six assisted)
• Ranked second on the team with 7.5 tackles for a loss (64 yards) and five sacks (49 yards)
• Ranked second on Liberty's roster with five quarterback hurries
• Recorded a solo stop and a quarterback hurry in his first collegiate game against Delaware State
• Registered two solo tackles, including a tackle for a loss of 11 yards, to help Liberty defeat No. 7 Montana
• Posted a 16-yard sack during Liberty's win over Georgia State, the program's fourth victory over an FBS opponent
• Recorded a season-high six tackles, including 2.5 tackles for a loss, against No. 8 Charleston Southern
• Posted three tackles, including a pair of sacks, to help Liberty finish the season with a victory over No. 4 Coastal Carolina

• Three-year letterwinner at Dublin High School
• Second-team all-region tight end as a sophomore with five receptions for 109 yards
• Finished his sophomore campaign with 56 tackles and 2.5 sacks
• First-team all-region tight end as a junior with six receptions for 180 yards and a touchdown
• Second-team all-state defensive end as a junior, finishing the year with 75 tackles, 28 tackles for a loss, five sacks, and three forced fumbles
• First-team all-region linebacker as a senior with 140 tackles, four sacks, and 12 tackles for a loss

• Son of Garrick Wells and Pamela Whipple
• Majoring in sport management
• Birthday is May 28