Albert Wilson (American football)

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Albert Wilson
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Wilson with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2017
No. 2 – Miami Dolphins
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1992-07-12) July 12, 1992 (age 28)
Fort Pierce, Florida
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight:195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:Port St. Lucie
College:Georgia State
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2020
Receiving yards:2,286
Rushing yards:143
Total touchdowns:12
Player stats at · PFR

Albert Wilson II (born July 12, 1992) is an American football wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Georgia State Panthers. He still holds several GSU records, including most touchdown receptions, longest pass play, and longest punt return.[1][2] Wilson has also played for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Early years[edit]

Wilson was born in Fort Pierce, Florida to an African-American father and Samoan mother.[3] Because his parents served time in prison, Wilson grew up in foster care. In tenth grade, he was adopted by Brian and Rose Bailey of Port St. Lucie, Florida. After his parents were released from prison, Wilson moved in with a cousin who lived in Port St. Lucie so that he could stay in his high school.[4]

Wilson played quarterback for the Port St. Lucie High School Jaguars.[5] He was named Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers All-Area Offensive Player of the Year in 2010 as a senior. He recorded 2,631 all-purpose yards, and 22 touchdowns his senior year. His totals were 1,029 passing yards, nine passing touchdowns, 824 rushing yards, 11 rushing touchdowns, 81 receiving yards, 132 interception return yards and 565 return yards.[1] Wilson also ran track for Port St. Lucie High School and competed in the 100m, 200m, 100 high hurdles where he placed in states.[citation needed]

College career[edit]

Wilson played for the Georgia State Panthers from 2010 to 2013.[6] He was the first Georgia State player to be invited to the NFL Combine.[7] He had a career total of 6,235 all-purpose yards, which ranked among the top thirty in NCAA history. Wilson became the Panthers’ all-time leading scorer with 26 touchdowns. He also became the leading receiver in Georgia State history after recording 175 receptions for 3,190 yards and 23 touchdowns. He set school records in kickoff returns with 95 and kickoff return yards with 2,338 and returned two kickoffs for touchdowns. Wilson also held the records for career punt returns with 41 and yards with 376. He had the longest reception (93 yards), longest run (80), longest kickoff return (100) and longest punt return (62) in school history. He earned Honorable Mention All-American honors from in 2013. Wilson also garnered First Team All-Sun Belt accolades in 2013. He was named First Team All-CAA as a kick returner and Third Team All-CAA as a wide receiver in 2012. He was also CAA Special Teams Co-Player of the Year in 2012.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 9+38 in
(1.76 m)
202 lb
(92 kg)
30+38 in
(0.77 m)
9+18 in
(0.23 m)
4.43 s 1.54 s 2.60 s 4.21 s 7.00 s 37+12 in
(0.95 m)
10 ft 3 in
(3.12 m)
10 reps
All values from NFL Combine[8]

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

On May 11, 2014, the Kansas City Chiefs signed Wilson as an undrafted free agent after he went unselected in the 2014 NFL Draft.[9] The Chiefs signed him to a three-year, $1.54 million contract with a signing bonus of $10,000.[10]

He made his NFL debut on September 7, 2014 against the Tennessee Titans.[11] He recorded his first professional reception in the following game against the San Diego Chargers.[12] Overall, in his rookie season, he finished with 16 receptions for 260 receiving yards.[13]

Wilson finished the 2015 regular-season as the Chiefs' third-leading receiver with 35 receptions for 451 yards and 2 touchdowns.[14] The Chiefs finished the regular season with an 11–5 record and qualified for the 2015–16 NFL playoffs. The Chiefs were eliminated by the New England Patriots in the Divisional Round.[15] Wilson finished the playoffs with 7 receptions for 66 yards and one touchdown.[16]

Wilson finished the 2016 regular-season with 31 receptions for 279 yards for two touchdowns and one rushing touchdown.[17] The Chiefs finished the regular season with a 12–4 record and qualified for the 2016–17 NFL playoffs.[18] In the Divisional Round against the Pittsburgh Steelers, he had two receptions for three yards and a touchdown in the 18–16 loss.[19]

On March 9, 2017, the Kansas City Chiefs signed Wilson to a one-year, $1.79 million extension.[10] In the 2017 season, Wilson finished with 42 receptions for 554 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns.[20]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

On March 15, 2018, Wilson signed a three-year contract with the Miami Dolphins.[21][22] In Week 3 of the 2018 season, Wilson recorded two receptions for 74 yards and threw a 52-yard touchdown pass to Jakeem Grant on a trick play in the 28–20 victory over the Oakland Raiders.[23] In Week 6 against the Chicago Bears, Wilson recorded six catches for a career-high 155 yards and two touchdowns, earning him AFC Offensive Player of the Week.[24] He was placed on injured reserve on October 24, 2018 after suffering a hip injury in Week 7.[25] Overall, he finished the 2018 season with 26 receptions for 391 receiving yards and four touchdowns.[26]

On August 5, 2020, Wilson announced he would opt out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[27]


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  2. ^ "2017 GSU Football Guide" (PDF). Georgia State Sports. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  3. ^ Taylor, Charlie (November 27, 2013). "From Escape Routes to Pass Routes -- Part 2". Georgia State University. Retrieved October 18, 2020.
  4. ^ Covitz, Randy (September 20, 2014). "Chiefs wide receiver Albert Wilson's story reads like a sequel to 'The Blind Side'". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved October 18, 2020.
  5. ^ Jones, Lindsay. "Dolphins receivers Albert Wilson, Kenny Stills kneel in protest during national anthem". USA TODAY. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  6. ^ "Albert Wilson College Stats". College Football at Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  7. ^ Mahoney, Joe. "Wilson became Georgia State's first player invited to the NFL scouting combine". Capital Gazette. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  8. ^ "NFL Draft Profile: Albert Wilson". Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  9. ^ "Albert Wilson". Archived from the original on December 4, 2014. Retrieved September 7, 2014.
  10. ^ a b " Albert Wilson contract". Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  11. ^ "Albert Wilson". Retrieved September 7, 2014.
  12. ^ "Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers – October 19th, 2014". Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  13. ^ "Albert Wilson 2014 Game Log". Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  14. ^ "2015 Kansas City Chiefs Statistics & Players". Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  15. ^ "Kansas City Chiefs 2015 Game Log". Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  16. ^ "Albert Wilson Playoffs Game Log". Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  17. ^ "Albert Wilson 2016 Game Log". Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  18. ^ "2016 Kansas City Chiefs Statistics & Players". Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  19. ^ "Divisional Round – Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs – January 15th, 2017". Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  20. ^ "Albert Wilson 2017 Game Log". Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  21. ^ Patra, Kevin (March 13, 2018). "Albert Wilson to sign three-year deal with Dolphins".
  22. ^ "Miami Dolphins Make Roster Moves". March 15, 2018. Archived from the original on April 19, 2018. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  23. ^ Wine, Steven (September 23, 2018). "Trick plays help unbeaten Dolphins beat Raiders 28–20". AP News. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  24. ^ Lam, Quang M. (October 17, 2018). "Albert Wilson, Todd Gurley among Players of Week". Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  25. ^ "Dolphins Promote Leonte Carroo, Albert Wilson To IR". October 24, 2018. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  26. ^ "Albert Wilson 2018 Game Log". Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  27. ^ Wolfe, Cameron (August 5, 2020). "Dolphins WR Albert Wilson to opt out of 2020 season". Retrieved August 10, 2020.

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