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Caleb Wilson
No. 84 – Arizona Cardinals
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1996-07-15) July 15, 1996 (age 23)
Dallas, Texas
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school:Gardena (CA) Serra
College:UCLA
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 7 / Pick: 254
Career history
* Arizona Cardinals ( 2019–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
*Second-team All-American (2018)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Caleb Brandon Wilson (born July 15, 1996) is an American football tight end for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). Wilson played college football at UCLA. He was drafted in the 2019 NFL Draft by the Cardinals, with the 254th pick, making him Mr. Irrelevant.

College careerEdit

Wilson originally committed to play football at Old Dominion as a quarterback, but later joined USC as a walk-on tight end so he could play for his father, and took a redshirt year.[1][2] After his redshirt year during which his father was fired, Wilson transferred to UCLA.[3] Wilson played in all 12 games during his first year. In the season opener in his second year in 2017, Wilson had 15 receptions for 203 yards to help lead the Bruins to a school-record 34-point comeback in a 45–44 win over Texas A&M.[4] His season ended prematurely after five starts when he injured his foot against Colorado.[5]

As a junior in 2018, Wilson had a season-high 184 yards in the season finale against Stanford,[6] and finished the year with UCLA single-season records for a tight end with 60 receptions and 965 receiving yards.[7] He led all tight ends in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision in receptions per game (5.0), receiving yards per game (80.4) and receiving yards.[7] Wilson was voted a second-team All-American by Sporting News,[8] and was named first-team All-Pac-12, the only first-team selection for the Bruins, who finished the season with a 3–9 record.[6] On December 6, 2018, Wilson announced that he would forgo his final year of eligibility to declare for the 2019 NFL Draft.[9]

Professional careerEdit

Wilson was selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the seventh round (254th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft, earning him the title Mr. Irrelevant as the final pick in the draft.[10]

Personal lifeEdit

Wilson is the son of Chris Wilson, 12th round 1992 NFL draft pick for the Chicago Bears and current defensive line coach for the Philadelphia Eagles. Chris was also a member of the USC coaching staff while Caleb was a player, but was fired after the 2015 season by head coach Clay Helton.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Minium, Harry (January 6, 2015). "California quarterback commits to play for Monarchs". The Virginia Pilot. https://pilotonline.com/sports/college/old-dominion/california-quarterback-commits-to-play-for-monarchs/article_4f91d578-ce91-5994-9ca9-d495bcdc73ee.html. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  2. Thiry, Lindsey (February 3, 2015). "Gardena Serra's Caleb Wilson to join father at USC". Los Angeles Times. http://www.latimes.com/sports/usc/uscnow/la-sp-usc-serra-caleb-wilson-join-father-usc-20150202-htmlstory.html. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  3. Zucker, Joseph (March 2, 2016). "Caleb Wilson to UCLA: Latest Details on TE's Transfer from USC". Bleacher Report. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2621278-caleb-wilson-to-ucla-latest-details-on-tes-transfer-from-usc. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  4. "Josh Rosen leads UCLA to biggest FBS comeback since 2006". Associated Press. ESPN. September 3, 2017. http://www.espn.com/college-football/recap?gameId=400933838.
  5. McGuire, Kevin (October 2, 2017). "UCLA TE Caleb Wilson heading to season-ending foot surgery". NBC Sprots. http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/10/02/ucla-te-caleb-wilson-heading-to-season-ending-foot-surgery/. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Nguyen, Thuc Nhi (December 4, 2018). "Caleb Wilson represents UCLA as only All-Pac-12 first-team selection". Los Angeles Daily News. https://www.dailynews.com/2018/12/04/caleb-wilson-represents-ucla-as-only-all-pac-12-first-team-selection/. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Bolch, Ben (December 6, 2018). "UCLA tight end Caleb Wilson announces he's headed to the NFL". Los Angeles Times. https://www.latimes.com/sports/ucla/la-sp-caleb-wilson-20181206-story.html. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  8. Bender, Bill (December 12, 2018). "Sporting News 2018 college football All-Americans". Sporting News. http://www.sportingnews.com/us/ncaa-football/news/sporting-news-2018-college-football-all-americans/9hm9yry9j6891dqv8c2i0hfmw. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  9. Nguyen, Thuc Nhi (December 6, 2018). "UCLA tight end Caleb Wilson declares for NFL draft". LA Daily News. https://www.dailynews.com/2018/12/06/ucla-tight-end-caleb-wilson-declares-for-nfl-draft/. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  10. Gordon, Grant (April 27, 2019). "TE Caleb Wilson goes to Cardinals as 'Mr. Irrelevant'". http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001028820/article/te-caleb-wilson-goes-to-cardinals-as-mr-irrelevant.
  11. Hammond, Rich (December 6, 2015). "USC fires four assistant football coaches, including defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox". Orange County Register. https://www.ocregister.com/2015/12/06/usc-fires-four-assistant-football-coaches-including-defensive-coordinator-justin-wilcox/. Retrieved May 3, 2018.

External linksEdit

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