School: Diamond Bar High School, Pomona, Calif.
Wendell took the hard road to the NFL for a lineman. Unlike many of the large men in the league with natural size to them, he worked tirelessly just to gain weight in order to gain acceptance to college on a scholarship.
"I remember I came back to work out a couple of times at the high school and I'd see him rolling around this huge roller cooler," said Ryan Maine, former teammate and current coach at Diamond Bar High School in Pomona, Calif. "He packed all these drinks and food. He was trying to gain weight so he could get into Fresno State. Everything he used to do, he would put his mind to."
Said Maine: "He's always been very disciplined, that's why he works so well with the Patriots and with Bill Belichick up there."