Report: Wilder retires from CFL due to season uncertainty
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Montreal Alouettes running back James Wilder Jr. is retiring because of a lack of certainty surrounding the 2020 CFL season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reports TSN's Dave Naylor.

Wilder will take a coaching job at Henry B. Plant High School in Tampa, which he attended, and run a fitness facility, according to Naylor.

Wilder spent three up-and-down seasons in the CFL, all with the Toronto Argonauts. After falling out of favor in Toronto last year, he requested his release and subsequently signed a one-year contract with the Alouettes.

A versatile weapon out of the backfield, Wilder topped 400 yards rushing and receiving in all three seasons with the Argonauts. He helped Toronto win a Grey Cup and was the Most Outstanding Rookie in 2017.

Before coming to Canada, the 28-year-old spent time with the Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills, though he never appeared in a regular-season game for either NFL club.

In college, Wilder won the 2014 BCS National Championship with Florida State. He was part of a team that was loaded with NFL talent, including eventual No. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston.

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