McFarlane Toys is proud to present our exclusive Beanie Wells SportsPicks action figure! It's the SportsPicks debut for the Arizona Cardinals' running back, and it will be available this weekend at our McFarlane store in the Westgate City Center for $14.99, then releasing nationally through our online store on Monday, October 11th for $11.99 (plus shipping).
Chris "Beanie" Wells earned his nickname from an older brother who claimed little Chris was "skinny like a bean pole." The nickname stuck, even as the little brother filled out - first turning heads as the dominant running force for Akron's Garfield High School, averaging 9.76 yards-per-carry and scoring 69 rushing touchdowns while piling up 5,546 rushing yards. He graduated in 2005 as a Parade All-American, and immediately committed to The Ohio State University, fulfilling a childhood dream. As a Buckeye, Wells tormented archrival Michigan with a 52-yard touchdown romp as a freshman, and a 222-yard rushing effort as a sophomore. Wells averaged 5.78 yards-per-carry in college, collecting 3,382 rushing yards and scoring 30 touchdowns. Following his junior year, Wells entered the NFL Draft and was selected #31st overall by the Arizona Cardinals.
As the Cardinals offense begins to redefine itself, there's no doubt that Beanie Wells will be a huge part of the redbirds attack this year and into the future.