Birthday wishes don’t always come true.
Especially after you become an adult. But for former FSU and current CFL running back James Wilder Jr. his birthday wish was delivered in small box containing a special DVD from NFL Films.
Wilder Jr. wasn’t even born when his father was setting team records for the Buccaneers as a star running back in the early to-mid-80’s. His only connection to his father’s impressive, but not widely recognized career in the NFL, was an old highlight video on VHS that his VCR ended up eating.
The younger Wilder tweeted out to NFL Films that his birthday was coming up and he wanted nothing more than a compilation of some of his father’s top highlights.
NFL Films delivered.
— NFL Films (@NFLFilms) October 3, 2019
Wilder Sr. still holds the Buccaneers record for career rushing yards (5,957) and also receptions (430) and many feel he deserves to be in the Bucs Ring of Honor, a distinction that should be coming soon. Especially if you ask James Wilder Jr. who now how visual proof of how dominant Wilder Sr. was during his time wearing creamsicle in Tampa Bay.