Spergon Wynn III
(born August 10
in Houston, Texas
) is a former gridiron football quarterback
in both Canadian Football League
and the National Football League
Wynn played quarterback for Southwest Texas State University
between 1998 and 1999. In these two years, Wynn piled up 3,497 yards passing, good for sixth on Southwest Texas State's record books. In 1998, Wynn threw for 1,851 yards and 10 touchdowns
. In 1999, Wynn was selected to the All-Southland Conference
second team after throwing for 1646 yards and 14 touchdowns for the Bobcats.
Spergon Wynn III was drafted by the Cleveland Brown in the 6th round (183rd overall) in 2000. He was one of six (Giovanni Carmazzi, Spergon Wynn III, Tee Martin, Chad Pennington, Marc Bulger, and Chris Redman) quarterbacks selected ahead of 2-time Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady in the 2000 NFL draft. Wynn proceeded to play for the Browns in 2000 playing in 7 games and starting only 1 game, in which he lost. In those 7 games, Wynn went 22 for 54 (40.7%) passing, for 167 yards, no touchdowns, one interception, and a passer rating of 41.2. Following the 2000 season, September 3, 2001, Wynn was traded to the Minnesota Vikings, along with RB Travis Prentice, in exchange for draft picks in the 2002 and 2003 NFL drafts. Wynn was a third string backup to Daunte Culpepper and Todd Bouman in the 2001 and 2002 seasons and played in the last three games of the 2002 season, starting 2 of them. This was due to season ending injuries to both starter Daunte Culpepper and backup Todd Bouman.
In the summer of 2001, Wynn was sent to NFL Europe
to develop his skills. He started for the Amsterdam Admirals
, throwing 14 touchdowns and 2,041 yards. After his 2002 stint with the Minnesota Vikings
, Wynn made his way north to Canada
to play for the British Columbia Lions
. He was the Lions' backup and occasionally third-string quarterback for the 2003
and 2004 seasons
, completing 67 of 99 passes for 894 yards, 6 touchdowns, and one interception. He also rushed for 2 touchdowns and 145 yards on 36 attempts.
On April 13
, Wynn was acquired by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
for a conditional pick in the 2006 CFL Draft
. In the off season before the 2006 season
, Wynn was traded to the Toronto Argonauts. Spergon has now played professional football in three different countries.