Wesley Carter Welker (born May 1, 1981) is a former American football wide receiver who is currently an assistant coach for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL).
He played college football for the Texas Tech Red Raiders and was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2004.
Welker went on to also play for the Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, and St.
Despite being undrafted, Welker had a successful career.
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 also holds the record for most receptions by any undrafted player in NFL history, passing Rod Smith in 2014.
He retired with 16,797 all-purpose yards.
As a Patriot, Welker led the league in receptions in 2007, 2009, and 2011.
Welker holds the four highest single-season reception totals in Patriots' history, as well as four of the top 10 receiving yardage totals, including the franchise record.
He also holds the franchise records for most receptions in a single game, most receiving yards in a single game, longest reception, and career receptions.
Welker, who had three consecutive 110-reception seasons (and has five total), is the first receiver in NFL history with at least three 110-reception seasons, and the first with five 100-reception seasons.
Welker was selected to the Pro Bowl, the All-Pro Team, or both, in every season of his Patriots career.