Rod Wilson

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Rod Wilson
Kansas City Chiefs
Position: Assistant special teams coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-11-12) November 12, 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth: Cross, South Carolina
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school: Cross (SC)
College: South Carolina
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 7 / Pick: 220
Career history
As player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
  • All-SEC (2004)
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 41
Sacks: 0.0
INTs: 0
Player stats at

Rodriques "Rod" Wilson (born November 12, 1981) is a former American football linebacker and current assistant special teams coach for the Kansas City Chiefs. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at South Carolina. He also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and briefly for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has also coached at Charleston Southern University.

Professional career[edit]

Chicago Bears[edit]

Wilson broke his arm in a 2008 preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers and was placed on injured reserve, ending his season. He was later released with an injury settlement.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Wilson signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 17, 2008.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Wilson signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 17, 2010.[1] Following the NFL Preseason, he was released on September 3, 2010.[2]

Chicago Bears[edit]

Wilson signed with the Chicago Bears on September 15, 2010 after an injury to linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

Charleston Southern[edit]

Wilson was the inside linebackers coach at Charleston Southern University from 2013 to 2016.[4]


On January 18, 2017, Wilson was hired as the linebackers coach at Furman University.[4]

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

On February 7, 2017, Wilson was hired as an assistant special teams coach by the Kansas City Chiefs[5] after being a coach at Furman for only 20 days.[4]


  1. ^ "Jaguars sign LB Rod Wilson". August 17, 2010. Retrieved August 17, 2010. 
  2. ^ Crow, Alfie (3 September 2010). "2010 Jaguars NFL Roster Cuts: Jags trim 5". Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Bears set to bring back LB Rod Wilson". September 15, 2010. Retrieved August 17, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c "Furman Names Rod Wilson Linebackers Coach". 
  5. ^ "Chiefs Add Mike Kafka and Rod Wilson to Coaching Staff".