Carson Wentz is an American professional football player in the National Football League (NFL). He currently holds the quarterback position for the Philadelphia Eagles. He is a Super Bowl Champion and a Bert Bell awardee.
Born on December 30, 1992 in Raleigh, North Carolina, Wentz was a defensive back and quarterback at Century High School in Bismarck. Aside from being a football, basketball, and baseball athlete, he was also class valedictorian. He joined the North Dakota State University football team and garnered awards such as the Most Outstanding Player award in NCAA Division 1-AA championship games and the Academic All-American of the Year.
As one f the top prospects in the 2016 NFL Draft, Wentz was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles on the first round of the second overall pick. He became the official starter for that year’s season in an opener versus the Cleveland Browns. After two consecutive wins, Wentz became the first rookie quarterback to win his first two games of the season since 1970.
He finished the 2016 season by breaking the record of the league with 379 rookie completions. With his stellar performance, Wentz was one of the best bets for the NFL MVP. However, his playing career got sidetracked when he suffered from a torn ACL on his left knee.
On the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018, Wentz was ranked third in the league. He resumed his starting quarterback position at the start of the season but had to end the season early due to another injury.
• Super Bowl champion (LII)• Pro Bowl (2017)• Second-team All-Pro (2017)• Bert Bell Award (2017)• 5-time FCS champion (2011–2015)