Spergon Wynn

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Spergon Wynn
No. 3, 13
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-08-10) August 10, 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 226 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school: Bellaire (TX) Episcopal
College: Southwest Texas State
NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 6 / Pick: 183
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Pass attempts: 152
Pass completions: 70
Percentage: 46.1
TDINT: 1–7
Passing yards: 585
QB Rating: 39.5
Player stats at NFL.com
Career CFL statistics
Completion percentage: 65.0
TD–INT: 11–5
Passing yards: 2,003
Passer rating: 96.6
Player stats at CFL.ca (archive)

Spergon Wynn III (born August 10, 1978) is a former American and Canadian football quarterback. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college football at Southwest Texas State. Wynn also played for the Amsterdam Admirals, Minnesota Vikings, BC Lions, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Toronto Argonauts.

College career

Wynn started his college career playing for the Minnesota Golden Gophers of the University of Minnesota, but he transferred to play quarterback for the Southwest Texas State Bobcats of Southwest Texas State University, now known as Texas State University, between 1998 and 1999. In these two years, Wynn piled up 3,497 yards passing, good for sixth on Southwest Texas State's record books. In 1998, Wynn threw for 1,851 yards and 10 touchdowns. In 1999, Wynn was selected to the All-Southland Conference second team after throwing for 1646 yards and 14 touchdowns for the Bobcats.

Statistics

Year Team Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
1998 Southwest Texas State 173 284 60.9 1,851 6.5 10 6 123.1
1999 Southwest Texas State 161 322 50.0 1,646 5.1 14 13 99.2 94 -49 -0.5 3
Career 334 606 55.1 3,497 5.8 24 19 110.4 94 -49 -0.5 3

Professional career

Cleveland Browns

Wynn was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round (183rd overall) in 2000. He was the last quarterback picked in that draft before New England drafted Tom Brady. Wynn played for the Browns in 2000, seeing action in seven games, including one start – a 48-0 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.[1] With the Browns, Wynn completed 22 of 54 (40.7%) passes for 167 yards, no touchdowns, one interception, and a passer rating of 41.2.

Amsterdam Admirals

In the summer of 2001, Wynn was sent to NFL Europe to develop his skills. He started for the Amsterdam Admirals, throwing 14 touchdowns and 2,039 yards.

Minnesota Vikings

Following the 2000 season, September 2, 2001, Wynn was traded to the Minnesota Vikings, along with running back Travis Prentice, in exchange for draft picks in the 2002 and 2003 NFL drafts. Wynn was a third string backup to Daunte Culpepper and Todd Bouman in the 2001 and 2002 seasons and played in the last three games of the 2001 season, starting two of them. This was due to season-ending injuries to both Culpepper and Bouman. In the Vikings' next-to-last regular-season game against the Green Bay Packers on December 30, 2001, Wynn threw the only touchdown pass of his NFL career, a 47-yard strike to tight end Byron Chamberlain.

BC Lions

After his 2002 stint with the Minnesota Vikings, Wynn made his way north to Canada to play for the BC Lions, completing 67 of 99 passes for 894 yards, 6 touchdowns, and one interception. He also rushed for 2 touchdowns and 145 yards on 36 attempts.[2]

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

On April 13, 2005, Wynn was acquired by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for a conditional pick in the 2006 CFL Draft.[3]

Toronto Argonauts

Wynn was traded to the Toronto Argonauts on February 22, 2006 for safety Mike Crumb.[4][5]

Statistics

Year Team Games Passing Rushing
Att Comp Pct Yards TD Int Rating Att Yards Avg Long TD
2000 CLE 7 54 22 40.7 167 0 1 41.2 3 15 5.0 11 0
2001 MIN 3 98 48 49.0 418 1 6 38.6 8 61 7.6 14 0
2001 AMS 10 337 193 57.3 2,041 14 9 77.8 31 110 3.5 17 0
2003 BC 18 65 46 70.8 626 4 1 115.3 28 126 4.5 31 1
2004 BC 15 34 21 61.8 268 2 0 106.0 8 19 2.4 9 1
2005 WPG 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 TOR 18 147 93 63.3 1,109 5 4 86.2 16 55 3.4 14 1
NFL totals 20 152 70 46.1 585 1 7 39.5 11 76 6.9 14 0
CFL totals 54 246 160 65.0 2,003 11 5 96.6 52 200 3.8 31 3

Personal life

Wynn is currently an energy broker with Amerex Energy in Houston, Texas. He has a son, Spergon IV.

References

  1. ^ Doerschuk, Steve. "Browns, Jaguars have a strange history". www.cantonrep.com. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Lions trade Wynn to Winnipeg". CBC Sports. April 18, 2005. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  4. ^ "Bombers acquire Crumb from Argonauts". February 22, 2006. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  5. ^ "Argos acquire QB Wynn". CBC Sports. February 22, 2006. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from NFL.com • ESPN • CBS Sports • Pro-Football-Reference
  • Spergon Wynn at the Canadian Football League at the Wayback Machine (archived 2015-09-30)
  • Spergon Wynn at Yahoo! Sports at the Wayback Machine (archived 2003-02-13)
  • Spergon Wynn at Sports Illustrated at the Wayback Machine (archived 2005-09-13)
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