- Justin Wells
Justin  Wells


Madison, Ala.

High School:
Bob Jones HS

Last College:
Highland, Kan., CC

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 280

Defensive Tackle



An early enrollee for the Blazers, Wells signed in December, 2008 and entered UAB in January, 2009 ... one of seven UAB signees to enroll in January, 2009 ... joined the Blazers after spending two seasons at Highland (Kan.) Community College ... after seeing significant playing time last season in his first year in Birmingham, Wells will again be counted on in 2010 on defensive front ... listed No. 2 at nose tackle heading into fall camp.

2009: Played in all games for the Blazers ... finished year with 18 tackles ... also contributed two tackles for loss (-12 yards) with one sack (-10 yards) ... had season-high four tackles in final two games of the season (vs. East Carolina and vs. UCF) ... also added pair of tackles against SMU and UTEP ... tallied his sack vs. UTEP ... tackles for loss came against UTEP and UCF.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Attended Highland Community College in Kansas ... finished 2008 season with 47 tackles in nine games, tying for third-best among Highland defenders ... had 27 solo hits and 20 assists ... tied for best on team in tackles for loss during season with 9.5 (-28 yards) ... also had 3.5 sacks (-21 yards) ... caused a pair of fumbles and blocked two kicks ... named second-team All-Jayhawk Conference following 2008 season ... attended Itawamba Junior College for 2007 season and recorded 47 total tackles (38 solos/9 assists) ... registered 14 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks ... also contributed one caused fumble ... helped lead Itawamba to 7-3 record, North Division MACJC title and No. 20 NJCAA final ranking.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Bob Jones High School ... helped team to unbeaten record as a freshman ... was named all-metro as a junior and senior ... coached by Shannon Brown ... also played basketball at Bob Jones as a senior ... was a three-year football starter.

PERSONAL: Born Oct. 27, 1986 in Lansing, Mich. ... son of Sonja Andrews ... major is communication management.