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Kyle Wilson (American football)

Kyle Wilson
Wilson during the 2011 NFL season.
No. 20     New York Jets
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-05-30) May 30, 1987
Place of birth: Piscataway, New Jersey
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school: Piscataway (NJ)
College: Boise State
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 29
Debuted in 2010 for the New York Jets
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 2009 All-WAC First Team Defense
  • 2008 All-American Second Team (TSN)
  • 2008 All-WAC First Team Defense
  • 2008 All-WAC Second Team Special Teams
  • 2007 All-WAC Second Team Defense
Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2013
Tackles 136
Sacks 0.0
Interceptions 3
Forced fumbles 1
Passes defensed 17
Stats at

Kyle Wilson (born May 30, 1987) is an American football cornerback for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He formerly played for Boise State. He was considered one of the best cornerbacks available for the 2010 NFL Draft where he was drafted by the Jets as the 29th pick in the first round.[1]

High school career

A native of Piscataway, New Jersey, Wilson attended Piscataway High School, where he helped the football team to three straight state championships, including undefeated seasons in 2002 and 2004, and a 33-3 overall record. He was named first-team all-state as wide receiver while also garnering all-area, all-county, all-conference and all-division honors.

Considered just a two-star recruit by, Wilson received only few scholarship offers. He picked Boise State over Rutgers and Delaware.[2]

College career

Wilson during his tenure at Boise State.

After redshirting the 2005 season, Wilson played in 10 games and finished 10th on team with 41 tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss, five pass breakups, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and an interception. He started final five games at cornerback and delivered an impressive performance at the 2007 Fiesta Bowl, finishing with 10 tackles in Boise State's 43-42 upset win over Oklahoma. Wilson was named honorable mention Freshman All-America by Sporting News.

As a sophomore, Wilson started all 13 games at cornerback, finishing the season with 41 tackles, eight pass breakups, two interceptions, two tackles for loss, one sack and a blocked kick. His season-high six tackles came against East Carolina in the 2007 Hawaii Bowl. Wilson earned second-team All-WAC honors.

In his junior season, Wilson led Boise State with five interceptions, 10 pass breakups and 15 passes defended. He recorded 35 tackles, 26 of which were unassisted, and returned 33 punts for 470 yards and three touchdowns. Wilson started each game of the season, making his current streak of 31 consecutive starts the longest active streak on team. He was named first-team All-WAC cornerback and second-team all-conference punt returner. Also, The Sporting News named him to their 2008 All-American Second Team.[3]

In 2009, listed him at No. 3 of their preseason cornerback power ranking.[4] In October, he was named a midseason All-American by The Sporting News,[5] and in early November he was named one of twelve semifinalists for the 2009 Jim Thorpe Award.[6]

Professional career

2010 NFL Draft

Wilson was considered one of the best cornerbacks available in the 2010 NFL Draft,[1][7] and drew comparisons to Dré Bly.[8] According to Sports Illustrated′s Tony Pauline, Wilson was "graded as a fringe middle round pick by NFL scouting services" prior to his senior season, "but has since cemented himself as a top 100 choice."[9] He was only the second defensive back from Boise State to be selected in the first three rounds of an NFL Draft, following Gerald Alexander in 2007.

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 10* in 194* lb 30½* in 9⅛* in 4.43** s 1.49** s 2.51** s 4.1** s 6.84** s 38** in 10 ft 2** in 25* reps
*Values from NFL combine.[10] **Values from Pro Day[11]

New York Jets

Wilson was taken 29th overall by the New York Jets. Their facilities are not far from his hometown. At the 2010 Jets minicamp, Wilson impressed the coaching staff, many of whom considered Wilson a "steal." [12]

On July 31, 2010, Wilson signed a 5 year, $13 million contract with the Jets. He served as the #3 CB behind Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie going into training camp.[13]

Wilson intercepted the first pass of his professional career on October 23, 2011 against Philip Rivers. It came at a critical point during the game as the Chargers attempted to regain the lead however, they ultimately fell to the Jets 27-21.[14]

Going into the 2013 season following the draft of University of Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner, Wilson was again projected as starting as the nickel CB.[15]


Wilson graduated from Boise State with a degree in communication.[12]


  1. ^ a b Cooney, Frank (May 11, 2009). "Who's next? Looking ahead to the best of the 2010 draft class".  
  2. ^ "Kyle Wilson Profile". Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  3. ^ "Sporting News' college football All-American Second Team". Sporting News. December 17, 2008. 
  4. ^ Buchanan, Olin; Dienhart, Tom; Fox, David; Huguenin, Mike; Megargee, Steve (August 26, 2009), "Preseason cornerback power rankings", 
  5. ^ "SN's midseason All-Americans: Defense", Sporting News, October 20, 2009 
  6. ^ "Kyle Wilson Named A Semi-Finalist For Jim Thorpe Award", Boise State Sports Information, November 3, 2009 
  7. ^ "NFL Draft - 2010 CB Draft Prospects", 
  8. ^ "Kyle Wilson Draft Profile", 
  9. ^ Pauline, Tony (November 9, 2009), "Risers and Sliders: 2010 NFL Draft", Sports Illustrated 
  10. ^ "Kyle Wilson Combine Profile",, retrieved March 2, 2010 .
  11. ^ "Kyle Wilson Pro Day",, retrieved April 24, 2010 .
  12. ^ a b Cripe, Chadd (January 7, 2010), Storybook ending' for cornerback Kyle Wilson as he wraps up BSU career, looks toward the NFL"'", Idaho Statesman 
  13. ^
  14. ^ LeRay, Andrew (October 24, 2011). "Revis, Wilson, D Pick It Up in the 2nd Half". New York Jets. Archived from the original on November 9, 2011. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  15. ^

External links

  • New York Jets bio
  • Boise State Broncos bio
  • Kyle Wilson on Twitter
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