Jordan Wilkins
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Jordan Wilkins

Jordan Wilkins
No. 20 - Indianapolis Colts
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1994-07-18) July 18, 1994 (age 25)
Cordova, Tennessee
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:217 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Saint Benedict at Auburndale
(Cordova, Tennessee)
College:Ole Miss
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 5 / Pick: 169
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018

Jordan Wilkins (born July 18, 1994) is an American football running back for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ole Miss.[1] In his college career, he had 1,751 yards and 14 touchdowns at 6.4 yards per carry. Wilkins ran a 4.53-second 40-yard dash.[2]

Early years

Wilkins attended and played high school football at Saint Benedict at Auburndale.[3] He was considered as a four-star prospect. He received offers from Ole Miss, Auburn, Arkansas, Cincinnati, Memphis, Middle Tennessee State, Mississippi State, Purdue,Tennessee, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt, and Wisconsin. He committed to Ole Miss to play college football. [4]

College career

Wilkins attended and played college football at Ole Miss from 2013-2017. He was redshirted as a freshman in 2013.[5] In the 2014 season, he had 361 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown in 13 games. He significant amount of his production came in the game against Presbyterian, where he had 171 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown.[6][7] In the 2015 season, he had 379 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns.[8] He had to sit out the 2016 season due to academic ineligibility.[9] In his final season at Ole Miss in 2017, he had a stellar season. He rushed for over 100 yards in six games. Overall, he finished the season with 1,011 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns.[10] He finished eighth in the SEC in rushing yards and ninth in rushing touchdowns in 2017.[11]

Collegiate statistics

Jordan Wilkins Rushing Receiving
Year School Conf Class Pos G Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD
2014 Ole Miss SEC FR RB 13 52 361 6.9 1 1 6 6.0 0
2015 Ole Miss SEC SO RB 13 72 379 5.3 4 5 75 15.0 0
2017 Ole Miss SEC SR RB 12 155 1,011 6.5 9 26 241 9.3 1
Career Ole Miss 38 279 1,751 6.3 14 32 322 10.1 1

Professional career

Wilkins was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the fifth round (169th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[12] In the season-opening 34-23 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, Wilkins had 14 carries for 40 rushing yards to go along with three receptions for 21 receiving yards in his NFL debut. He scored his first rushing touchdown against the Tennessee Titans in Week 11.[13][14]Marlon Mack returned to the Colts' backfield and caused Wilkins' production to decrease.[15] He remained a threat rushing and receiving throughout the remainder of the season. He finished with 336 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown, 16 receptions, and 85 receiving yards.[16] He made his playoff debut in the Wild Card Round against the Houston Texans with nine rushing yards in the 21-7 victory.[17] In the Divisional Round loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, he had an 11-yard kickoff return.[18]


  1. ^ "Ole Miss' Jordan Wilkins: I will be back and better". The Clarion Ledger. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "Colts' Jordan Wilkins: Indianapolis selects in fifth round". Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "Jordan Wilkins, St. Benedict at Auburndale , All Purpose Back". 247Sports. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "Jordan Wilkins Recruit Interests". Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "Jordan Wilkins - Football". Ole Miss Athletics. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ "Presbyterian at Ole Miss Box Score, November 8, 2014". College Football at Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ "Jordan Wilkins 2014 Game Log". College Football at Retrieved 2019.
  8. ^ "Jordan Wilkins 2015 Game Log". College Football at Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ Lohmar, Jim (August 22, 2016). "Here's why Wilkins is ineligible this semester". Red Cup Rebellion. Retrieved 2019.
  10. ^ "Jordan Wilkins 2017 Game Log". College Football at Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ "2017 Southeastern Conference Leaders". College Football at Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ "Indianapolis Colts Select Jordan Wilkins with Pick 169 in NFL Draft". April 28, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  13. ^ "Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts - September 9th, 2018". Retrieved 2018.
  14. ^ "Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts - November 18th, 2018". Retrieved 2019.
  15. ^ "Colts' Jordan Wilkins: In line for decreased role". Retrieved 2019.
  16. ^ "Jordan Wilkins 2018 Game Log". Retrieved 2019.
  17. ^ "Wild Card - Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans - January 5th, 2019". Retrieved 2019.
  18. ^ "Divisional Round - Indianapolis Colts at Kansas City Chiefs - January 12th, 2019". Retrieved 2019.

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