Blidi Wreh-Wilson

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Blidi Wreh-Wilson
Blidi Wreh-Wilson
Wreh-Wilson with the Titans in 2013
No. 33 – Atlanta Falcons
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-12-05) December 5, 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth: Edinboro, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school: Edinboro (PA) General McLane
College: Connecticut
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 3 / Pick: 70
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Total tackles: 90
Interceptions: 1
Pass deflections: 14
Forced fumbles: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Blidi Bertrand Wreh-Wilson (/ˈbldi ˈr/ BLEE-dee RAY; born December 5, 1989) is an American football cornerback for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at Connecticut.

Early years[edit]

Wreh-Wilson attended General McLane High School in Edinboro, Pennsylvania, where he was a four-sport star in football, basketball, track, and soccer. He played for the McLane Lancers high school football team. He was an honorable mention all-state pick as a senior. Rated only a two-star recruit by Rivals.com, he committed to Connecticut over an offer from Buffalo.[1] In track, he ran the 100-meter dash in 11.4 seconds,[2] and the 400-meter dash in 51.03 seconds.[3]

College career[edit]

While attending the University of Connecticut, Wreh-Wilson played for the Connecticut Huskies football team from 2008 to 2012.

2008-2009 seasons[edit]

After being redshirted in 2008, Wreh-Wilson saw action in all 13 games of the 2009 season. He started nine games, including the final seven games of the season, and recorded a total of 40 tackles and one interception.

2010 season[edit]

Wreh-Wilson started all 13 games for the Huskies at the cornerback position in 2010. He had four interceptions on the season, two of which were returned for touchdowns, and also recorded 57 tackles, five pass deflections, and one fumble recovery.

2011 season[edit]

In the 2011 season, Wreh-Wilson only played in eight games due to a knee injury, but managed to start all eight games, and recorded 37 tackles, including two for a loss, along with two interceptions and seven pass deflections.

2012 season[edit]

As a senior in 2012, Wreh-Wilson played in and started 11 games, and was honored as the team's Most Valuable Player. He was also a second-team All-Big East selection and recorded 47 tackles, nine pass deflections, and an interception.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40‑yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20‑ss 3‑cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 0 34 in
(1.85 m)
195 lb
(88 kg)
32 in
(0.81 m)
8 58 in
(0.22 m)
4.53 s 1.57 s 2.52 s 4.12 s 6.97 s 36 in
(0.91 m)
10 ft 8 in
(3.25 m)
14 reps
All values from NFL combine.

Tennessee Titans[edit]

The Tennessee Titans chose Wreh-Wilson in the third round, with the 70th overall pick, of the 2013 NFL Draft. He signed his four-year rookie contract with the Titans on June 20, 2013.[4] As a rookie, he played in 13 games in a reserve role and contributed nine tackles, one tackle for loss, one pass defensed, and one forced fumble while adding five tackles and one forced fumble on special teams.

In 2014, Wreh-Wilson started 11 games at cornerback and ranked second on the team with 10 passes defensed. He recorded 57 tackles, an interception, and a quarterback pressure in the 2014 season.[5]

On August 28, 2016, Wreh-Wilson was waived by the Titans.[6]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

On November 29, 2016, Wreh-Wilson was signed by the Falcons.[7] He was released by the Falcons on December 9, 2016, but he was re-signed three days later.[8]

Wreh-Wilson was inactive for the Falcons' 34-28 overtime loss to the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl.[9][10]

On March 10, 2017, Wreh-Wilson signed a one-year contract with the Falcons.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Wreh-Wilson's parents are from Liberia.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blidi Wreh-Wilson Recruiting". 247Sports. Retrieved 6 August 2017. 
  2. ^ http://pa.milesplit.com/meets/35664/results/67920
  3. ^ http://pa.milesplit.com/meets/35377/results/65487
  4. ^ Titans sign 3rd-round draft pick Blidi Wreh-Wilson Archived June 28, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "2014 Tennessee Titans Statistics & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 6 August 2017. 
  6. ^ Wyatt, Jim (August 28, 2016). "Titans Make First Round of Roster Cuts". Titans Online. Retrieved 6 August 2017. 
  7. ^ Jackson, Curtis (November 29, 2016). "Falcons Place Desmond Trufant On IR". AtlantaFalcons.com. 
  8. ^ Jackson, Curtis (December 9, 2016). "Falcons Promote WR Nick Williams to Active Roster". AtlantaFalcons.com. 
  9. ^ Weaver, Tim (February 5, 2017). "Falcons vs. Patriots: Final inactives for Super Bowl LI". USA Today. Retrieved 6 August 2017. 
  10. ^ "Super Bowl LI - New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons - February 5th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 6 August 2017. 
  11. ^ Choate, Dave (March 10, 2017). "Report: Falcons will re-sign cornerback Blidi-Wreh Wilson". TheFalcoholic.com. 
  12. ^ Banning, Chuck (October 6, 2010). "The Day - Wreh-Wilson blends intelligence, athleticism". The Day. Retrieved 6 August 2017. 

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