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Cedrick Wilson
No. --     Free Agent
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-12-17) December 17, 1978 (age 40)
Place of birth: Memphis, Tennessee
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 183 lb (83 kg)
Career information
College: Tennessee
NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 6 / Pick: 169
Debuted in 2001 for the San Francisco 49ers
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NFL.com

Cedrick Wilson (born December 17, 1978 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was originally drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the sixth round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at Tennessee.

Wilson earned a Super Bowl ring with the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XL.

Professional careerEdit

San Francisco 49ersEdit

He was drafted with the sixth pick of the sixth round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. After being used primarily as a kick returner in 2001, Wilson's role in the San Francisco offense expanded throughout the next three seasons, and Wilson posted career highs in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns in 2004.

Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

On March 8, 2005, Wilson signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers and has had considerably less success in the 2005 season.

File:Willie Parker and Cedric Wilson.jpg

Wilson's breakout for the Steelers came during the 2005 NFL playoffs. Having caught only 26 passes for 461 yards and 2 touchdowns during the regular season, Wilson became a "go to guy" on the Steelers road to Super Bowl XL. In the Steelers' 4 post-season games (including the Super Bowl), Wilson recorded 9 receptions for 216 yards and 2 touchdowns, averaging 24 yards per catch.

Assault incidentEdit

Wilson was charged with assaulting his ex-girlfriend at a Pittsburgh restaurant on March 19, 2008. According to the complaint, Wilson allegedly entered the restaurant and, upon seeing his ex-girlfriend, approached her, pushed her and punched her in the face. Wilson will be arraigned on charges of simple assault, harassment, and disorderly conduct.[1]

On March 20, 2008, the Steelers released Wilson just hours after the incident.[2] The next day, Wilson's ex-girlfriend said Wilson only pushed her, not punched. She added, "It was misconstrued apparently by the people around us."[3]

PersonalEdit

In 2008, Wilson began serving as offensive coordinator at Douglass High School in Memphis, Tennessee. Dee Montgomery, Wilson's former coach at Melrose High School, is also on the staff.[4]

Wilson later moved to White Station High School in Memphis as a volunteer coach, and became a substitute physical education teacher in the Memphis City Schools system. However, in October 2012, Wilson was indicted on federal charges of fraud for hiring two people to take his teacher certification exams in his place. This was part of a massive scam orchestrated by longtime Memphis educator Clarence Mumford in which dozens of teachers in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas paid Mumford as much as $3,000 to hire people to take teacher certification exams for them.[5][6]

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