Jimmy Wilson (American football)

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Jimmy Wilson
Jimmy Wilson.jpg
Wilson with the Dolphins in 2011
No. 27 San Diego Chargers
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-07-30) July 30, 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth: San Diego, California
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: San Diego (CA) Point Loma
College: Montana
NFL draft: 2011 / Round: 7 / Pick: 235
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Tackles: 155
Quarterback sacks: 2.0
Interceptions: 4
Forced fumbles: 3
Stats at NFL.com

James Leon "Jimmy" Wilson (born July 30, 1986) is an American football cornerback and safety for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Montana.

Professional career[edit]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Wilson celebrating with teammate, Sean Smith, in 2012.

Wilson was selected in the seventh round in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins.

San Diego Chargers[edit]

On March 13, 2015, Wilson signed a two-year, $4.85 million contract with the San Diego Chargers.[1]


On June 2, 2007, Wilson was accused of shooting and killing the boyfriend of his aunt, 29-year-old Kevin Smoot of Lancaster, California. Wilson was subsequently arrested on June 12, 2007 on murder charges by the State of California. Two murder trials were held, in the first trial the jury was unable to reach a verdict after a week of deliberation, and the second trial ended on July 9, 2009 in an acquittal by the jury as his attorney argued Wilson acted in self-defense during the altercation.[2][3]


  1. ^ Shook, Nick. "Chargers sign Jimmy Wilson to two-year, $4.85M deal". Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Jury acquits former Griz player in shooting death
  3. ^ Mortensen, Chris (April 18, 2011). "Back on track, hoping for a chance". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2014-08-31. 

External links[edit]

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