Jarius Wynn is a defensive end for the Green Bay Packers, who selected him with the 182nd overall pick in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Wynn played four seasons of college football, including two with the Georgia Bulldogs. Wynn is 6-feet, 5-inches tall and weighs 273 pounds. His first name is pronounced JAR-ee-us.
Prep Career
After playing at Lincoln County High School in Lincolnton, GA, Wynn signed a letter of intent to play for South Carolina State. However, Wynn chose to take the junior college route, attending Georgia Military College.
Junior College Career
As a sophomore at Georgia Military, Wynn earned second team NJCAA All-America honors. He finished the season with 21 total tackles, including a team-high 8.0 for loss. He was one of the top junior college recruits in the country and chose Georgia over South Carolina.
Georgia Career
In his two seasons with Georgia, Wynn bounced back and forth between defensive tackle and defensive end. After appearing in 13 games as a reserve in 2007, he made seven starts in 2008. His best college game was his last, as he recorded two sacks in the 2009 Capital One Bowl against Michigan State. Wynn finished his Georgia career with 33 total tackles and 4.0 sacks in 26 career games.
NFL Career
Wynn was selected in the sixth round (182nd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. Before the 2009 season, Wynn signed a four-year contract with Green Bay.