The San Francisco 49ers announced on Tuesday that the team has re-signed RB Jeff Wilson Jr. to a one-year deal.
Wilson Jr. (6-0, 213) originally signed with the 49ers as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 1, 2018. Throughout his four seasons with the 49ers (2018-21), he has appeared in 37 games (nine starts) and registered 298 carries for 1,265 yards (4.2 average) and 13 touchdowns on the ground to go along with 35 receptions for 296 yards and four touchdowns through the air. He has also appeared in three postseason contests and registered one reception for 20 yards.
In 2021, Wilson Jr. appeared in nine games (four starts) and finished with 79 carries for 294 yards and two touchdowns to go along with seven receptions for 31 yards. He also saw action in two postseason games with the team.
A 26-year-old native of Elkhart, TX, Wilson Jr. attended the University of North Texas where he appeared in 41 games (29 starts) during his four-year career with the Mean Green. He rushed for 3,205 yards and 32 touchdowns on 562 carries, while adding 70 receptions for 527 yards and two touchdowns. Wilson Jr. finished his career ranked third in school history in rushing touchdowns (32) and fourth in rushing yards (3,205). As a senior, he started all 11 games in which he appeared and notched 188 carries for 1,215 yards and 16 touchdowns to go along with 24 receptions for 168 yards.