Tavon Wilson

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Tavon Wilson
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Wilson in the 2013 NFL postseason.
No. 27 New England Patriots
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: March 19, 1990 (1990-03-19) (age 25)
Place of birth: Washington, D.C.
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
College: Illinois
NFL draft: 2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
Tackles: 66
INTs: 5
INT return yards: 161
TDs: 1
Passes defensed: 9
Stats at NFL.com

Tavon Wilson (born March 19, 1990) is an American football safety for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Illinois.

College career[edit]

Wilson started the last 38 games of his collegiate career, spanning his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. In 2011 he was named the team's outstanding defensive back at the annual postseason banquet.

  • Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (2010 & 2011)
  • Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (10/10/11)
  • CFPA National Defensive Performer and DB of the Week (10/10/11)
  • Big Ten Sportsmanship Honoree (2010)

Professional career[edit]

New England Patriots[edit]

Considered a versatile athlete who can play both cornerback and safety, Wilson was drafted in the second round by the New England Patriots in the 2012 NFL Draft. He recorded his first interception on Jake Locker during the opening game of the 2012 NFL season. Wilson finished the 2012 season with 41 total tackles (28 solo, 13 assisted) and four interceptions for 87 interception return yards. In Week 16 of the 2013 season, Wilson scored his first career touchdown off a 74-yard interception against Tyrod Taylor of the Baltimore Ravens. He finished the 2013 season having played in 13 games with 3 tackles, 1 interception, and 1 touchdown. In the 2014 season Wilson won Super Bowl XLIX as a member of the New England Patriots.

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