49 Rodney Wilson
Rodney  Wilson


Pensacola, Fla.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 215




Quickly: Has been a two-year starter and will return to that role again this season.

2002 (Jr.): A starter at linebacker, except in nickel back situations... Started seven games... Was sixth on the team in tackles with 47... Had six tackles for loss with sacks in consecutive games against BYU and New Mexico... Had season-high seven tackles against both Utah and Louisiana-Monroe... Forced a fumble in the Utah game... Added six tackles against BYU and Troy State.

2001 (So.): Started six games on the year... Did not start the other five as USU started five defensive backs in those games... Recorded 26 tackles on the year... Had five tackles for loss, including two sacks... Best game was against Wyoming when he had 10 tackles... Had four stops in season-opener against Utah... Was a co-winner of the USU sophomore of the year honor with Nate Putnam.

2000 (Fr.): Pressed into action in his first year at USU... Recorded five tackles with most of his time on special teams.

High School: A third-team all-state selection from a talent-producing state... As a senior he was also named first-team all-Northwest Florida, first-team all-district and all-Big Six... As a junior he earned second-team all-Northwest Florida and all-Big Six honors... His senior year he recorded 109 tackles, three and one-half sacks and one interception... For his career he was credited with 305 tackles... He also competed in track and finished second in the district in the 400-meters... Maintained a 3.0 GPA throughout high school.

Personal: Born Oct. 12, 1981 in Pensacola, Fla... Would like to major in sports medicine and become a trainer at the collegiate or professional level... Hobbies include playing basketball, fishing, lifting weights and watching movies... Son of Ruth Armstrong and Richard Wilson... Has one brother.

Defensive Stats

Year	G/GS	UT	AT	Total	TFL	Sacks	Int.	PBU
2000	  5/0	  3	  2	  5	  0-0	  0-0	0-0		0
2001	10/6	13	13	26	5-19	2-13	0-0		0
Totals	15/6	16	15	31	5-19	2-13	0-0		0
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