Closed out his career with productive minutes at cornerback.
Credited with a pair of tackles at Northwestern... Broke up a pair of passes vs. Houston... Made his first career start vs. Tulsa... Credited with a career-best three tackles vs. Memphis in addition to breaking up his first career pass and picking up his first career quarterback hurry... Credited with an assist at Southern Miss... Saw action on both special teams and in the defensive backfield against Texas in the opener.
Made a quick transition to safety this fall and moved into the playing rotation... Also saw action as a kick returner... Contributed 61 of the Owls' C-USA record 344 yards in kickoff returns with a pair of returns, including a career-best, 41-yard effort... Credited with his first career tackle and also returned his first three career kickoffs vs. UTEP... Blocked a punt in the Owls' 32-31 win over North Texas... Saw action on kick returns and as a defensive reserve against Texas in the opener.
Cy Falls High School
All District 17-5A selection for coach David Raffield while leading Cy Falls into the second round of the state playoffs... Well's Offensive Coordinator at Cy Falls was Todd Thompson, who was a four-year letterman at Rice (1988-91)... Averaged 20.6 yards per catch (43 catches for 927 yards) and caught 10 touchdowns as a senior... Averaged 26.4 yards on 17 kickoff returns, returning two for scores.
Full Name: Denzel Irvin Wells.. Born: May 1, 1990 in Houston... Mother: Sametrius Wells, Houston... Rice major: Kinesiology.
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