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John Wolford
John  Wolford

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jacksonville, FL

High School:
Bishop Kenny

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Position:
QB

Birthdate:
10/16/1995

12/27/2016

Deacs Defeat No. 23 Temple to Win Military Bowl

Wake Forest earns its first bowl title since 2008 with a 34-26 victory, the first over a ranked team in five years.

11/26/2016

Wake Forest Falls to Boston College 17-14

John Wolford throws two touchdown passes in the loss

11/05/2016

Deacs Clinch Bowl Berth, Defeat Virginia 27-20

Jessie Bates III interception return for a touchdown clinches comeback

10/01/2016

Slow Start Costs Deacs in Loss at NC State

The Wolfpack scored the first 17 points en route to a 33-16 win, despite career-highs of nine catches and 125 yards from Tabari Hines.

09/17/2016

Wake Forest Runs Past Delaware, 38-21

The Demon Deacons totaled 481 yards, including 302 on the ground, to improve to 3-0 for the 10th time in program history.

11/17/2015

John Wolford - Weekly Press Conference - Nov. 17

John Wolford met with the media as part of the weekly press conference on Nov. 17.

09/15/2015

John Wolford - Weekly Press Conference - Sept. 15

Quarterback John Wolford met with the media at the weekly press conference to preview the upcoming game against Army West Point.

09/23/2017

Wake Forest at Appalachian State

Wake Forest at Appalachian State (Sept. 23)

09/09/2017

Wake Forest at Boston College

Wake Forest at Boston College - Sept. 9, 2017

08/31/2017

Wake Forest vs. Presbyterian

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons defeated the Presbyterian Blue Hose, 51-7, on Thursday, Aug. 31 at BB&T Field.

12/27/2016

Photos - Military Bowl

Photos from the 2016 Military Bowl

11/26/2016

Wake Forest vs. Boston College

The Demon Deacons played the Boston College Eagles on Saturday, Nov. 26 at BB&T Field.

John Wolford Profile


2016 (Junior)
Started 11 games and appeared in 12 contests as a junior ... Finished third on the team with 521 rushing yards, third-most rushing yards in a season by a Wake Forest QB ... Started his third consecutive opening game vs. Tulane (9/1) to tie a school record ... Alternated at QB with Kendall Hinton vs. Tulane ... Came on in the first quarter of the Delaware game after Hinton suffered a knee injury ... Rushed for a career-high 70 yards on seven carries vs. the Blue Hens ... Completed 13 of 24 passes for 155 yards and a touchdown ... Started at Indiana and led the Deacons to a 33-28 win over the Hoosiers (9/24) ... Rushed for touchdowns of four and 11 yards ... Completed 16 of 29 passes for 172 yards and a touchdown ... Hit Chuck Wade on a 26-yard TD just before the half that gave Wake Forest a 21-7 lead ... Posted a season-high 291 total offense yards vs. NC State (10/1) ... Rushed for 23 yards and completed season-high 25 passes on season-high 41 attempts for season-high 263 yards ... Started and went the distance vs. Syracuse (10/8) while rushing for career-high 94 yards on 12 carries ... Completed 13 of 22 passes for 140 yards ... Rushed for a 7-yard TD that put the Deacs in front 7-2 ... Added the second-longest TD run of his career with a 37-yard score in the second quarter ... Started at Florida State (10/15) and completed 16 of 34 for 184 yards vs. Seminoles ... for 220 yards and a touchdown vs. Army West Point (10/29) but was intercepted three times ... Scored on a season-long 64-yard touchdown run in the first quarter vs. Virginia (11/5) and matched his career-high with team-best 94 yards rushing ... Completed nine of 10 passes for 83 yards and a touchdown ... Tossed a 3-yard scoring pass to TE Cam Serigne in the win over Virginia ... Missed the Clemson game (11/19) due to injury ... Passed for two touchdowns against Boston College (11/26) ... Hit Cam Serigne on a 5-yard scoring strike and went 37 yards to Cortez Lewis ... Completed 16 of 33 passes for 137 yards ... Team rushing leader vs. the Eagles with 69 yards on 14 carries ... Completed 10 of 19 passes for 183 yards and two touchdowns in leading Wake Forest to a 34-26 win over Temple in the Military Bowl ... Left the game early in the third quarter with an injury and a 31-10 lead ... Tied the school bowl record with two touchdown passes against Temple ...Academic All-ACC selection ... Earned his third letter ... On the field for 731 snaps.

2015 (Sophomore)
Ranks among the top 10 in school history in career completions (356), completion percentage (59.3%), passing efficiency (116.14) and is 13th in school history in career passing yards with 3,828 ... Threw for career-high 323 yards vs. Elon, completing 20 of 27 passes and tossing three touchdowns ... Led the team with 63 rushing yards vs. Elon including a career-long 70-yard TD run ... That 70-yard run marked the longest TD run by a Wake Forest QB since 1968 ... Completed 30 of 45 passes for 373 yards vs. Syracuse ... His 696 yards passing in the first two games of the season marked the best start ever by a Demon Deacon ... Became the first Wake Forest passer with back-to-back 300-yard games since Riley Skinner in 2009 ... Named to the Academic All-ACC team ... Surpassed the 3,000-yard mark in career passing yards in his 18th career game making him the third-fastest to that milestone.

2014 (True Freshman)
Started all 12 games as a true freshman, the first player in school history to do so ... Completed 214 of 367 pass attempts for 2,037 yards and 12 touchdowns... Set school records for most attempts, completions, yards, touchdown passes and completion percentage by a true freshman QB ... Posted more wins as a true freshman QB than any other player ... Finished eighth in the ACC in average passing yards per game at 169.8 ... Was the second-highest rated freshman in the category behind Miami's Brad Kaaya ... Finished eighth in the ACC in average passing yards per game at 169.8 ... Threw 13 interceptions in the first eight games but just one over the final four contests ... Had five games of 200 or more yards passing including a season-high 291 vs. Gardner-Webb ... Had one reception for 24 yards vs. Clemson on a pass from WR Jared Crump ... Had season-highs of 30 completions vs. Gardner-Webb, 50 attempts at Utah State and 291 yards passing vs. Gardner-Webb ... Threw a career-high three touchdowns in the season finale at Duke ... Named to the ACC All-Academic team ... Member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Named the team's Player of the Week following the Gardner-Webb game.

High School
A 2014 graduate of Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville, Fla. ... Honorable mention selection to the Parade All-America team ... Named the Florida Times-Union's Offensive Player of the Year in 2013 ... Threw for 3,317 yards and 38 touchdowns and just seven interceptions while rushing for 931 yards and 14 scores as a senior ... Completed 197 of 284 pass attempts (.694) ... First team all-state in Florida's Class 5A ... Threw for a state-record 126 touchdowns ... Helped Bishop Kenny to a 10-0 record in 2011, the Class 5A Regional Finals in 2012 and a 10-1 record and the regional semifinals in 2013 ... Senior season ended with a record-setting 74-73 loss in the regional semifinals to Green Cove Springs Clay ... Threw for seven touchdowns and rushed for three vs. Clay and a national-record 773 total offense yards (539 passing; 234 rushing) ... Threw for five touchdowns and ran for one in a win over Wolfson ... Passed Tim Tebow for Northeast Florida's career leader in touchdown passes ... Ranked 90th in the nation in passing yards in 2013 ... Rated the No. 63 quarterback in the nation by Scout.com ... Played for Coach Mark Thorson ... Served as team captain.

Personal
Son of Robert Wolford ... Born Oct. 16, 1995 ... Name is pronounced "WOHL-ferd".

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