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Graphic video surfaces of Ray Rice repeatedly punching his fiancee in Atlantic City elevator

Graphic video surfaces of Ray Rice repeatedly punching his fiancee in Atlantic City elevator

BALTIMORE, Sept. 8 (UPI) --Security footage of Ravens running back Ray Rice repeatedly striking fiancee Janay Palmer has leaked to the press.
Matt Bradwell
NFL rule change could overturn Welker ruling by Sunday and even reinstate Josh Gordon

NFL rule change could overturn Welker ruling by Sunday and even reinstate Josh Gordon

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) --The NFL players union is trying to fast track changes in the league's substance abuse policy that would significantly lessen the penalties for off-season abuse.
Matt Bradwell
Wes Welker lashes out about 4-game suspension

Wes Welker lashes out about 4-game suspension

DENVER, Sept. 3 (UPI) --Wes Welker spoke out about his four-game suspension from the Denver Broncos Tuesday, saying the NFL's drug policy procedures are "clearly flawed."
Aileen Graef
Denver Broncos' Wes Welker facing four game suspension

Denver Broncos' Wes Welker facing four game suspension

DENVER, Sept. 2 (UPI) --Wes Welker, wide reciever for the Denver Broncos, is suspended for the first four games of the regular season.
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Wes Welker hands out $100 bills to strangers at the Kentucky Derby

Wes Welker hands out $100 bills to strangers at the Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 5 (UPI) -- Wes Welker won so big at the Kentucky Derby, he celebrated by giving away some of his cash.
Kate Stanton
'Entourage' star Kevin Connolly breaks leg playing football with Seahawks QB Russell Wilson

'Entourage' star Kevin Connolly breaks leg playing football with Seahawks QB Russell Wilson

March 25 (UPI) -- Connelly tripped over a sprinkler catching a pass from the Super Bowl winner.
Kate Stanton

NFL: Denver 24, San Diego 17

DENVER, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Peyton Manning fired a pair of touchdown passes en route to 230 yards Sunday and Denver held off San Diego 24-17 to advance to the AFC Championship Game.

NFL: Denver 51, Tennessee 28

DENVER, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Denver's Peyton Manning unleashed four scoring passes Sunday and the Broncos clinched a playoff spot with a 51-28 dismantling of Tennessee.
NFL: New England 34, Denver 31 (OT)

NFL: New England 34, Denver 31 (OT)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 31-yard field goal with 2 minutes left in overtime Sunday, capping a wild comeback that lifted New England over Denver 34-31.
NFL: Denver 27, Kansas City 17

NFL: Denver 27, Kansas City 17

DENVER, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Peyton Manning passed for 323 yards with a touchdown Sunday and the Denver Broncos handed AFC West rival Kansas City its first loss of the season, 27-17.

NFL: Indianapolis 39, Denver 33

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Andrew Luck tossed three touchdown passes Sunday and Indianapolis spoiled the homecoming of ex-Colts quarterback Peyton Manning with a 39-33 win over Denver.

NFL: Denver 35, Jacksonville 19

DENVER, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Denver's Knowshon Moreno keyed a second-half surge with three touchdown runs Sunday and the Broncos stayed unbeaten with a 35-19 win over Jacksonville.

NFL: Denver 52, Philadelphia 20

DENVER, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Peyton Manning extended his hot start to the season Sunday, hurling four touchdown passes in the Denver Broncos' record-setting 52-20 win over Philadelphia.

NFL: Denver 37, Oakland 21

DENVER, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Peyton Manning fired three touchdown passes, giving him 12 on the young season, and the Denver Broncos cruised to a 37-21 victory over Oakland Monday.
NFL: Denver 41, New York Giants 23

NFL: Denver 41, New York Giants 23

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Peyton Manning threw two RD passes Sunday and improved to 3-0 all-time against his brother Eli in the Denver Broncos' 41-23 spanking of the New York Giants.
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New England Patriots Wes Welker celebrates his first quarter touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys October 14, 2007 at Texas Stadium in Irving, TX. Welker had two TDs as the Patriots beat the Cowboys 47-27. (UPI Photo/Ian Halperin)
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Wesley Carter "Wes" Welker (born May 1, 1981 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is an American football wide receiver for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He played college football at Texas Tech.

Despite being undrafted, Welker has had a successful career to date. Only one player in NFL history, Gale Sayers, had more all-purpose yards in his first three NFL seasons than Welker did with the Dolphins; Welker holds the Dolphins' all-time records for total kickoff returns, kickoff return yardage, and total punt returns. Welker, who led the league in receptions in 2007 (tied with T.J. Houshmandzadeh) and 2009, also holds the three highest single season reception totals in Patriots history, and is the only receiver in NFL history to record at least 110 receptions in three consecutive seasons (and, in fact, in any three seasons). He has also been selected to the Pro Bowl and/or All-Pro Team in each of his first three seasons with the Patriots.

Welker(TE) started his football career at Heritage Hall School in Oklahoma City, where he and Graham Colton were teammates. In his junior year, he helped lead his team to the 2A State Football championship over Tishomingo High School; in that game, Welker had three touchdowns, over 200 all-purpose yards, a 47-yard field goal, and an interception. Also, in 1999 he was named The Daily Oklahoman All-State Player of the Year, and Oklahoma State Player of the Year by USA Today. Welker played in the 2000 Oil Bowl, scoring a 40-yard field goal for the Oklahoma team. Out of high school, Welker was not recruited much as he was considered to be too small to play at the college level. However, after a recruit at Texas Tech backed out of his scholarship, it was offered to Welker. Said Welker of the experience:

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