Brenard Wilson

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Brenard Wilson
Date of birth: (1955-08-15) August 15, 1955 (age 59)
Place of birth: Daytona Beach, Florida
Career information
Position(s): Safety
College: Vanderbilt
Organizations
As player:
1979-1987
1987
Philadelphia Eagles
Atlanta Falcons
Career stats
Playing stats at NFL.com

Brenard Kenric Wilson (born August 15, 1955 in Daytona Beach, Florida), is a former professional American football safety in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1979 to 1987. He played college football at Vanderbilt University.

NFL career[edit]

As a rookie in 1979, Wilson took over from John Sanders (American football) as the Eagle starting free safety, doing a credible job with 4 interceptions. In 1980 and 1981, he had 6 and 5 interceptions, respectively. With Wilson and Randy Logan as the strong-side safety, the Eagles won the NFC Championship Game of the 1980-81 NFL playoffs against the Dallas Cowboys, but lost Super Bowl XV to the Oakland Raiders. In 1982, he had only 1 interception and was replaced in 1983 by Wes Hopkins, who had greater range in the defensive secondary. He had only 1 more interception before retiring.