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Kyle Wilson (born May 30, 1987) is an American football cornerback who is a free agent. He played college football for Boise State. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Kyle Wilson
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Wilson with the New York Jets in 2011
Free agent
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1987-05-30) May 30, 1987 (age 32)
Piscataway, New Jersey
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school:Piscataway Township
(Piscataway, New Jersey)
College:Boise State
NFL Draft:2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 29
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:189
Sacks:1.0
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:1
Interceptions:4
Player stats at NFL.com

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High school careerEdit

A native of Piscataway, New Jersey, Wilson attended Piscataway High School, graduating in 2005.[1] He helped the football team to three straight state championships, including undefeated seasons in 2002 and 2004, and a 33-3 overall record. He was named first-team all-state as wide receiver while also garnering all-area, all-county, all-conference and all-division honors. Wilson also lettered in track & field at Piscataway, running the 100-meter dash in 10.8 seconds[2] and the 200-meter dash in 22.49 seconds.[3]

Considered just a two-star recruit by Rivals.com, Wilson received only few scholarship offers. He picked Boise State over Rutgers and Delaware.[4]

College careerEdit

 
Wilson during his tenure at Boise State.

After redshirting the 2005 season, Wilson played in 10 games and finished 10th on team with 41 tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss, five pass breakups, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and an interception. He started final five games at cornerback and delivered an impressive performance at the 2007 Fiesta Bowl, finishing with 10 tackles in Boise State's 43-42 upset win over Oklahoma. Wilson was named honorable mention Freshman All-America by Sporting News.

As a sophomore, Wilson started all 13 games at cornerback, finishing the season with 41 tackles, eight pass breakups, two interceptions, two tackles for loss, one sack and a blocked kick. His season-high six tackles came against East Carolina in the 2007 Hawaii Bowl. Wilson earned second-team All-WAC honors.

In his junior season, Wilson led Boise State with five interceptions, 10 pass breakups and 15 passes defended. He recorded 35 tackles, 26 of which were unassisted, and returned 33 punts for 470 yards and three touchdowns. Wilson started each game of the season, making his current streak of 31 consecutive starts the longest active streak on team. He was named first-team All-WAC cornerback and second-team all-conference punt returner. Also, The Sporting News named him to their 2008 All-American Second Team.[5]

In 2009, Rivals.com listed him at No. 3 of their preseason cornerback power ranking.[6] In October, he was named a midseason All-American by The Sporting News,[7] and in early November he was named one of twelve semifinalists for the 2009 Jim Thorpe Award.[8]

Professional careerEdit

2010 NFL DraftEdit

Wilson was considered one of the best cornerbacks available in the 2010 NFL Draft,[9][10] and drew comparisons to Dré Bly.[11] According to Sports Illustrated′s Tony Pauline, Wilson was "graded as a fringe middle round pick by NFL scouting services" prior to his senior season, "but has since cemented himself as a top 100 choice."[12] He was only the second defensive back from Boise State to be selected in the first three rounds of an NFL Draft, following Gerald Alexander in 2007.

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 10 in
(1.78 m)
194 lb
(88 kg)
30 12 in
(0.77 m)
9 18 in
(0.23 m)
4.43 s 1.49 s 2.51 s 4.1 s 6.84 s 38 in
(0.97 m)
10 ft 2 in
(3.10 m)
25 reps
All values from NFL combine[13]/Boise State's Pro Day[14]

New York JetsEdit

Wilson was taken 29th overall by the New York Jets.[9] At the 2010 Jets minicamp, Wilson impressed the coaching staff, many of whom considered Wilson a "steal." [15]

On July 31, 2010, Wilson signed a five-year, $13 million contract with the Jets. He served as the #3 CB behind Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie going into training camp.[16]

Wilson intercepted the first pass of his professional career on October 23, 2011 against Philip Rivers. It came at a critical point during the game as the Chargers attempted to regain the lead, ultimately losing to the Jets 27-21.[17]

Going into the 2013 season following the draft of University of Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner, Wilson was again projected as starting as the nickel CB.[18]

New Orleans SaintsEdit

On April 1, 2015, the New Orleans Saints signed Wilson to a one-year, $825,000 contract with a signing bonus of $80,000.[19][20]

On March 7, 2016, the Saints signed Wilson to a one-year, $840,000 contract with an $80,000 signing bonus.[19]

On June 24, 2016, the Saints placed Wilson on the Reserved/Injured list.[21]

NFL statisticsEdit

Year Team GP COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR FR YDS INT IR YDS AVG IR LNG TD PD
2010 NYJ 16 21 18 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
2011 NYJ 16 41 35 6 0.0 0 0 0 2 13 7 10 0 6
2012 NYJ 16 48 41 7 0.0 1 0 0 1 5 5 5 0 4
2013 NYJ 16 26 24 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2014 NYJ 16 26 24 2 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2015 NO 15 27 25 2 0.0 0 0 0 1 20 20 20 0 4
Career 95 162 142 20 1.0 1 0 0 3 18 6 10 0 17

[22]

Key

  • GP: games played
  • COMB: combined tackles
  • TOTAL: total tackles
  • AST: assisted tackles
  • SACK: sacks
  • FF: forced fumbles
  • FR: fumble recoveries
  • FR YDS: fumble return yards
  • INT: interceptions
  • IR YDS: interception return yards
  • AVG IR: average interception return
  • LNG: longest interception return
  • TD: interceptions returned for touchdown
  • PD: passes defensed

Personal lifeEdit

Wilson graduated from Boise State with a degree in communication.[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stanmyre, Matthew. "Piscataway High School a prolific pipeline for Division 1 football programs", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, July 6, 2009, updated February 17, 2010. Accessed September 26, 2018. "DB Kyle Wilson, Boise State, 2005"
  2. ^ http://rutgers.scout.com/story/329505-kyle-wilson
  3. ^ http://www.mctrack.org/NJSIAAMeets/SpringTrack/04ST/04Group4STb.htm
  4. ^ "Kyle Wilson Profile". Rivals.com. Retrieved May 28, 2009.
  5. ^ "Sporting News' college football All-American Second Team". Sporting News. December 17, 2008. Archived from the original on December 21, 2008.
  6. ^ Buchanan, Olin; Dienhart, Tom; Fox, David; Huguenin, Mike; Megargee, Steve (August 26, 2009), "Preseason cornerback power rankings", Rivals.com, archived from the original on August 29, 2009, retrieved August 31, 2009
  7. ^ "SN's midseason All-Americans: Defense", Sporting News, October 20, 2009
  8. ^ "Kyle Wilson Named A Semi-Finalist For Jim Thorpe Award", Boise State Sports Information, November 3, 2009, archived from the original on November 17, 2009, retrieved November 7, 2009
  9. ^ a b Cooney, Frank (May 11, 2009). "Who's next? Looking ahead to the best of the 2010 draft class". USA Today.
  10. ^ "NFL Draft - 2010 CB Draft Prospects", CBSSports.com
  11. ^ "Kyle Wilson Draft Profile", CBSSports.com
  12. ^ Pauline, Tony (November 9, 2009), "Risers and Sliders: 2010 NFL Draft", Sports Illustrated
  13. ^ "Kyle Wilson Combine Profile", NFL.com, retrieved March 2, 2010.
  14. ^ "Kyle Wilson Pro Day", NFL.com, retrieved April 24, 2010.
  15. ^ a b Cripe, Chadd (January 7, 2010), "'Storybook ending' for cornerback Kyle Wilson as he wraps up BSU career, looks toward the NFL", Idaho Statesman
  16. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/news/story?id=5427439
  17. ^ LeRay, Andrew (October 24, 2011). "Revis, Wilson, D Pick It Up in the 2nd Half". New York Jets. Archived from the original on November 9, 2011. Retrieved November 9, 2011.
  18. ^ http://espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/story/_/id/9544253/dee-milliner-wins-starting-cb-job-new-york-jets
  19. ^ a b "Sportrac.com: Kyle Wilson contract". sportrac.com. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  20. ^ Woodbery, Evan (April 1, 2015). "New Orleans Saints sign cornerback Kyle Wilson". NOLA.com. Archived from the original on April 5, 2015. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  21. ^ "Saints Announce Roster Moves". June 24, 2016.
  22. ^ "Kyle Wilson Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved February 21, 2015.

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