Tyler Wilson (American football)

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Tyler Wilson

Wilson during 2010 Spring Practices
Arkansas RazorbacksNo. 8
QuarterbackRedshirt Senior
Major: Sports Management
Date of birth: (1989-08-16) August 16, 1989 (age 23)
Place of birth: Fort Smith, Arkansas
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career history
High school: Greenwood High School,
Greenwood, Arkansas
 College(s):
Career highlights and awards
  • J. Curtis Sanford Cotton Bowl Offensive MVP (2012)
  • First-team All-SEC (2011)
  • Davey O'Brien Award Semifinalist (2011)
  • Manning Award Finalist (2011)
  • Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Finalist (2011)
  • AT&T ESPN All-America Player (Week 5, 2011)
  • Arkansas Record for Passing Yards in a Game, 510 yards (Oct. 1, 2011 vs. Texas A&M)
  • Arkansas Record for Consecutive Completions, 19 (Oct. 8, 2011 vs. Auburn)
  • Arkansas Record for Pass Attempts Without an Interception, 184 attempts
  • Arkansas Record for Pass Completions in a Game, 32 (Nov. 19, 2011 vs. Mississippi St.)
  • Arkansas Record for Pass Completions in a Season, 277 (2011)
  • Arkansas Record for Pass Attempts in a Season, 438 (2011)
  • Arkansas Record for Total Offensive Plays in a Season, 498 (2011)
  • SEC Offensive Player of the Week (Week 5, 2011)[1]
  • SEC Offensive Player of the Week (Week 12, 2011)[2]
  • Landers Award (2007)
Stats at ESPN.com
 
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Tyler Wilson

Wilson during 2010 Spring Practices
Arkansas RazorbacksNo. 8
QuarterbackRedshirt Senior
Major: Sports Management
Date of birth: (1989-08-16) August 16, 1989 (age 23)
Place of birth: Fort Smith, Arkansas
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career history
High school: Greenwood High School,
Greenwood, Arkansas
 College(s):
Career highlights and awards
  • J. Curtis Sanford Cotton Bowl Offensive MVP (2012)
  • First-team All-SEC (2011)
  • Davey O'Brien Award Semifinalist (2011)
  • Manning Award Finalist (2011)
  • Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Finalist (2011)
  • AT&T ESPN All-America Player (Week 5, 2011)
  • Arkansas Record for Passing Yards in a Game, 510 yards (Oct. 1, 2011 vs. Texas A&M)
  • Arkansas Record for Consecutive Completions, 19 (Oct. 8, 2011 vs. Auburn)
  • Arkansas Record for Pass Attempts Without an Interception, 184 attempts
  • Arkansas Record for Pass Completions in a Game, 32 (Nov. 19, 2011 vs. Mississippi St.)
  • Arkansas Record for Pass Completions in a Season, 277 (2011)
  • Arkansas Record for Pass Attempts in a Season, 438 (2011)
  • Arkansas Record for Total Offensive Plays in a Season, 498 (2011)
  • SEC Offensive Player of the Week (Week 5, 2011)[1]
  • SEC Offensive Player of the Week (Week 12, 2011)[2]
  • Landers Award (2007)
Stats at ESPN.com

Tyler Wilson (born James Tyler Wilson, August 16, 1989), is the starting quarterback for the Arkansas Razorbacks.[3]

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High School Career

Wilson graduated, in 2008, from Greenwood High School in Greenwood, Arkansas. He was ranked as the #9 pro-style quarterback in the nation and #5 overall player in the state of Arkansas by Rivals.com. ESPN Rated Wilson as the #8 quarterback recruit in the nation. Wilson led his team to its third straight state championship, second as the starting quarterback. In his two years as starter for the Greenwood Bulldogs, Wilson threw for over 8,000 yards with 94 touchdown passes. Wilson won the 2007 Landers Award as the state of Arkansas' top football player. He was selected as an all-conference and all-state performer. Also an outstanding baseball player, Wilson was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for 2007-08. He finished his senior campaign 11-0 and had a 1.42 ERA while striking out 92 batters in 64 innings. He batted .415 with four home runs, 14 doubles,and 30 RBI. He had a career record on the mound of 32-9 with 386 strike outs in 251.1 innings.[3][4]

High School Statistics

SeasonCOMPATTCOMP%YDSTDINT
2005 (So.)71643.86511
2006 (Jr.)29443467.74,2225014
2007 (Sr.)29447362.03,9394314
Career59592364.58,2269429

Recruiting

NameHometownHigh school / collegeHeightWeight40Commit date
Tyler Wilson
QB
Greenwood, ArkansasGreenwood High School6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)185 lb (84 kg)4.75Dec 17, 2007 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 82
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 35th (QB)   Rivals: 9th (QB), 5th (AR)  ESPN: 8th (QB), 81st (OVR)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

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College career

2008

Wilson played in two games as a true freshman, completing 11-of-22 passes for 69 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions. He was 4-of-7 for 27 yards with a touchdown and an interception against Alabama. The following week he went 7-of-15 for 42 yards with an interception at Texas. He missed the remainder of the season due to an illness and received a medical redshirt.[6]

2009

In five games for Arkansas, Wilson finished the season 22-of-36 with 218 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions. He threw for a total of 138 yards on 13-of-19 passing and both touchdowns with an interception in the season opener against Missouri State. At Alabama, he completed 4-of-6 passes for 31 yards. His other action came in a victory over Eastern Michigan were he went 5-of-11 for 49 yards with an interception.[6]

2010

Wilson played in six games for the Razorbacks in 2010. He threw for 453 yards on 34-of-51 passing and four touchdowns with three interceptions. Wilson saw extensive playing time in a game at Auburn after Ryan Mallett suffered a concussion. He threw for 332 yards on 25-of-34 passing and four touchdowns with two interceptions in little over half the game. Wilson also saw action in a win against Ole Miss. He threw for 71 yards on 3-of-5 passing while managing the offensive effectively.[7] According to Scout.com, Wilson is rated as the #5 QB prospect for the 2012 NFL Draft.[8] ESPN's Todd Blackledge listed Wilson as the #1 replacement player to watch for the 2011 season.[9]

2011

On August 25, Wilson was named the starting quarterback at Arkansas.[10] On November 19, Wilson set the school record for completions in a game, with 32 in a 44-17 win over Mississippi State.[2] Wilson became the first QB in school history to be named first team All-SEC. He received that honor from both the AP and the Coaches.[11][12]

2012

It was reported that after the 34-31 OT loss to ULM in the season's second game that Tyler Wilson had suffered a concussion, and would be questionable at best for the following week's game against #1-ranked Alabama. Nevertheless, Wilson suited up for the game, and even participated in pre-game warmups and the opening coin toss as one of the team captains (amidst media speculation that he was merely serving as a decoy to confuse Alabama's preparation).[13] Following the game, which was the first time the Razorbacks had been held scoreless at their home field since a 7-0 loss to Baylor in 1966,[13] he appeared, still in uniform, at the post-game press conference and decried his team's performance, saying that some teammates had quit during the game, and expressing that he was disappointed "to see people not do their jobs and things go wrong; there’s been a lot of things gone that way." [14] Wilson also asserted that he intended "to keep everyone in this organization and this team in that locker room together."[14][15] Journalists subsequently pointed out Wilson's statements had both similarity to and differences from a post-game press-conference statement given by quarterback Tim Tebow when his Florida Gators lost a regular season game to Ole Miss as a 22-point favorite in 2008.[15]

Statistics

SeasonTeamGPGSCMPATTCMP%YDSTDINTYPGYPCYPALNGSACKRAT
2008 (Fr.)Arkansas20112250.0691234.56.33.110373.2
2009 (RFr.)Arkansas50223661.12182243.69.96.1210119.2
2010 (RSo.)Arkansas60345166.74534375.513.38.9543155.4
2011 (RJr.)Arkansas131327743863.23,638246279.813.18.36826148.4
CareerArkansas261334454762.94,4183113169.912.88.16832144.7

As of January 6th, 2012

References

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  13. ^ a b Associated Press (15 September 2012). "No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide crushes Arkansas Razorbacks 52-0 to open SEC play". New York Daily News. NYDailyNews.com (Mortimer Zuckerman): pp. 1. Archived from the original on 16 September 2012. http://www.webcitation.org/6AjKZ1j5I. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  14. ^ a b Glier, Ray {byline: The New York Times} (15 September 2012). "Give up game? ’Bama crushes Razorbacks". The State. TheState.com (The McClatchy Company): pp. 1. Archived from the original on 16 September 2012. http://www.webcitation.org/6AjMzURLP. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  15. ^ a b Scarbinsky, Kevin (15 September 2012). "Tyler Wilson means well, but he's no Tim Tebow". The Birmingham News. Al.com (Advance Publications): pp. 1. Archived from the original on 16 September 2012. http://www.webcitation.org/6AjJUoeIj. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 

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Preceded by
Ryan Mallett
Quarterback of the Arkansas Razorbacks
2011 – present
Succeeded by
incumbent