Brenard Wilson

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Brenard Wilson
Date of birth (1955-08-15) August 15, 1955 (age 61)
Place of birth Daytona Beach, Florida
Career information
Position(s) Safety
College Vanderbilt
Career history
As player
1979–1987 Philadelphia Eagles
1987 Atlanta Falcons
Career stats

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.