Kyle Wilson (American football)
Wilson during the 2011 NFL season.
|No. 24 New Orleans Saints|
|Date of birth:||May 30, 1987|
|Place of birth:||Piscataway, New Jersey|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||190 lb (86 kg)|
|High school:||Piscataway (NJ)|
|NFL draft:||2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 29|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
|Stats at NFL.com|
Kyle Wilson (born May 30, 1987) is an American football cornerback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Boise State. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
High school career
A native of Piscataway, New Jersey, Wilson attended Piscataway High School, where 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 and the 200-meter dash in 22.49 seconds.
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.
In 2009, Rivals.com listed him at No. 3 of their preseason cornerback power ranking. In October, he was named a midseason All-American by The Sporting News, and in early November he was named one of twelve semifinalists for the 2009 Jim Thorpe Award.
2010 NFL Draft
Wilson was considered one of the best cornerbacks available in the 2010 NFL Draft, and drew comparisons to Dré Bly. 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." 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.
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|5 ft 10* in||194* lb||30½* in||9⅛* in||4.43** s||1.49** s||2.51** s||4.1** s||6.84** s||38** in||10 ft 2** in||25* reps|
|*Values from NFL combine. **Values from Pro Day|
New York Jets
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 however, they ultimately fell to the Jets 27-21.
New Orleans Saints
|Year||Team||GP||COMB||TOTAL||AST||SACK||FF||FR||FR YDS||INT||IR YDS||AVG IR||LNG||TD||PD|
- 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
Wilson graduated from Boise State with a degree in communication.
- "Kyle Wilson Profile". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28.
- "Sporting News' college football All-American Second Team". Sporting News. December 17, 2008.
- Buchanan, Olin; Dienhart, Tom; Fox, David; Huguenin, Mike; Megargee, Steve (August 26, 2009), "Preseason cornerback power rankings", Rivals.com
- "SN's midseason All-Americans: Defense", Sporting News, October 20, 2009
- "Kyle Wilson Named A Semi-Finalist For Jim Thorpe Award", Boise State Sports Information, November 3, 2009
- Cooney, Frank (May 11, 2009). "Who's next? Looking ahead to the best of the 2010 draft class". USA Today.
- "NFL Draft - 2010 CB Draft Prospects", CBSSports.com
- "Kyle Wilson Draft Profile", CBSSports.com
- Pauline, Tony (November 9, 2009), "Risers and Sliders: 2010 NFL Draft", Sports Illustrated
- "Kyle Wilson Combine Profile", NFL.com, retrieved March 2, 2010.
- "Kyle Wilson Pro Day", NFL.com, retrieved April 24, 2010.
- Cripe, Chadd (January 7, 2010), "'Storybook ending' for cornerback Kyle Wilson as he wraps up BSU career, looks toward the NFL", Idaho Statesman
- 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.
- Woodbery, Evan (April 1, 2015). "New Orleans Saints sign cornerback Kyle Wilson". NOLA.com. Archived from the original on April 4, 2015. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
- "Kyle Wilson Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 21 February 2015.