79  Nykiren Wellington
Nykiren  Wellington

San Antonio, Texas

High School:
Holmes HS

Last College:
Trinity Valley CC

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 305




Departed Memphis Seniors Back on Campus for Pro Day

16 former players go through drills for NFL scouts


Seventeen Tigers Set to Graduate Sunday

Football graduating 10 Tigers.


The Wait is Over

Memphis Tigers kickoff 2014 season on Saturday


Leadership Council Luncheon Signals Open to Fall Camp

Nine members of Leadership Council and head coach Justin Fuente field questions from media


Clinic Provided Insight into Memphis Football Program

Tigers begin preseason camp in 10 days


Memphis Football: Inside the Tigers' Winter/Summer Workouts

Get ready for your 2014 Memphis Tigers football season with this behind-the-scenes look at the team's winter and summer workouts.

Don't miss the 2014 season opener on August 30 when the Tigers host Austin Peay at 6 PM at the Liberty Bowl!


Memphis Football Completes Final Two-A-Day Practice

The University of Memphis football team wrapped-up its final day of two-a-day practices on Wednesday. Head coach Justin Fuente talks about the final two-a-day practice.


Memphis Football Preseason Camp - First Day in Full Pads

The Tigers suited up in full pads for the first time today in preparation for two-a-days starting tomorrow.

Memphis opens up the 2013 season hosting Duke on September 7.


Memphis Football Preseason Camp - Day Two

Day two of preseason camp is in the books for the Memphis Tigers football team and it was another scorcher. Watch highlights and interviews from day two right here on the Memphis Tiger Network.


Memphis Football Preseason Camp - Day One

The Memphis football team opened up their preseason camp today. Check out some highlights from the first day and hear from junior DB Bobby McCain and head coach Justin Fuente.


Memphis Football vs Duke

Memphis vs Duke at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on September 7, 2013


Memphis Tigers Preseason Practice 4

Images from the Tigers' fourth preseason practice.


Joined the Memphis program after final classes at Trinity Valley Community College ... Made an immediate impact for the Tigers, seeing playing time in all 12 games and starting 11 contests as a junior ... Went on to play in all 25 games of his career at Memphis ... In addition to playing time on special teams, recorded 684 snaps during career as an offensive tackle during career ... During two year career Memphis went from a three-win season in 2013 to a school-record, 10-win season in 2014 ... The seven-win improvement marked one of the best turnarounds in NCAA FBS history.

Honors (Academic/Athletic)

Earned Tiger 3.0 list recognition Fall 2013 semester.

2014 (Senior)

Played in all 13 games as a senior as the Tigers claimed an American Athletic Conference championship, the program's first since 1971 ... The Tigers became bowl eligible for the first time since 2008 and a double-overtime victory over BYU in the Miami Beach Bowl highlighted and capped the 2014 season ... Appeared in all 13 games as a lineman for special teams units ... Also made appearances at both tackle positions throughout the season while earning a start against USF and playing 22 offensive snaps ... Played a season-high 27 offensive snaps against SMU in late October when the Tigers began a seven-game winning streak to end the season.

2013 (Junior)

Joined the Memphis program after final classes at Trinity Valley Community College ... Made an immediate impact for the Tigers, seeing playing time in all 12 games and starting 11 contests ... Began career at Memphis by playing every snap in the Tigers' first two games ... Would play 570 of the Tigers' 799 offensive snaps ... Played every snap in four games during the year and accounted for better than 85 percent of the team's snaps in a total of six games ... Member of an offensive line which blocked for a redshirt freshman quarterback who became just the second rookie to pass for over 2,000 yards in a season ... In addition to passing for over 2,000 yards, the offense accounted for over 1,500 rushing yards ... Helped Memphis offense rank fourth in the American Athletic Conference in Red Zone Efficiency, scoring 32 times on 38 chances (84.2 percent) ... Played a career-high 76 snaps against Middle Tennessee ... Was on the field for all 74 snaps of the Tigers' inaugural American Athletic Conference game against UCF ... Fourth and final game in which he played every snap was a physical, 23-10 win over USF ... Played all 52 snaps against the Bulls ... Began the season at right tackle where he played the first 10 games of the season ... Closed out the season by playing left tackle the final two games of the season ... Played 65 of 69 snaps in season finale against UConn as the Tiger offense totaled more than 500 yards (538) in the game.

2012 (Sophomore - Trinity Valley CC)

Transferred to Trinity Valley Community College after playing his redshirt freshman season at TCU ... Named to the 2012 Southwest Football Junior College Football Conference First-Team in lone season at Trinity Valley ... Is one of three Trinity Valley players to sign with the Tigers (joining linebacker/defensive end Kewan Alred and wide receiver Adrian Henderson) ... JUCO coach was Brad Smiley.

2011 (Redshirt Freshman - TCU)

Appeared in two games as a redshirt freshman at TCU in 2011.

2010 (Freshman - TCU)

Redshirted his first year at TCU in 2010.

Holmes High School

All-District 28-5A as both a junior and senior ... Played on both the offensive and defensive line ... Was a three-year letterwinner for the Huskies ... High school coach was Hector Rodriguez ... Also lettered twice in track and field and once in basketball.


Son of Melinda Wellington ... Born Jan. 10, 1992 in San Antonio, Texas ... Has an older brother, Wallace Wellington III ... Graduated in May, 2015, with a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.
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