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George Wilson
S #21
Height:
6-0
Weight:
210
Age:
33
College:
Arkansas
Experience:
9

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
63
SCK
1.0
FF
0
INT
1

Biography

 
PRO: George Wilson was signed by the Titans as a free agent on March 1, 2013.  The 6-foot, 210-pound safety brings veteran leadership and experience to the Titans’ secondary.  Prior to joining the Titans, the former Arkansas product spent his first seven seasons as a member of the Buffalo Bills and was a team captain for each of his final five seasons with the club.  Wilson entered the NFL as wide receiver before switching to safety at the start of the 2007 season.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•    In 2013, his first season with the Titans, Wilson led the club with 19 special teams tackles in addition to the contributions he made in the secondary.
•    Wilson was voted a team captain for five consecutive seasons (2008-12) with the Buffalo Bills.
•    In 2011, Wilson started 13 games at safety and posted a career-high 104 tackles, four interceptions, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and a quarterback pressure.
•    In 2009, Wilson saw action in all 16 games with 12 starts and posted 91 tackles, two sacks, four interceptions, two quarterback pressures, a forced fumble and six passes defensed.
•    In 2007, made the full-time transition from wide receiver to safety and appeared in 12 games.  He recorded 41 tackles, two defensive touchdowns, two interceptions, a fumble recovery and three passes defensed.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•    Wilson was named Buffalo Bills Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2009 and 2011.
•    Wilson entered the NFL as a rookie free agent wide receiver in 2004 and switched to safety in 2007.
•    Wilson made his acting debut, appearing in Mary J. Blige’s music video “Hood Love” as the lead male and Blige’s love interest.
•    Wilson hosts an annual charity bowling event and an annual football and cheer camp in his hometown of Paducah, Ky.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
•    The Paducah, Ky., native was originally signed by the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2004.
•    Released by the Lions on Sept. 5, 2004 and signed to the team’s practice squad on Sept. 14, 2004.
•    Released from the Lions’ practice squad on Oct. 12, 2004.
•    Signed to the Buffalo Bills’ practice squad on Oct. 18, 2004.
•    Released from the Bills’ practice squad on Dec. 8, 2004 and re-signed to the Buffalo practice squad on Dec. 19, 2004.  
•    Released from the Bills’ practice squad on Dec. 22, 2004 and re-signed to the Buffalo practice squad on Dec. 29, 2004.  
•    Released from the Bills’ practice squad on Dec. 31, 2004.  
•    Signed by the Bills as a free agent on Jan. 6, 2005.
•    Released by the Bills on Sept. 2, 2006 and signed to the team’s practice squad a day later.
•    Signed by the Bills from their practice squad to the active roster on Dec. 29, 2006.
•    Released by the Bills on Feb. 11, 2013.
•    Signed by the Titans as a free agent on March 1, 2013.

COLLEGE:
•    Three-year starter who overcame injury problems earlier in his career to become the Arkansas’ top possession-type receiver.  In 44 games, hauled in 144 career receptions for 2,151 yards (14.9 avg.) and 16 touchdowns.
•    Finished career with at least one reception in 38 of his final 40 games, including all of the 2003 season.
•    At the time, was only the 16th player in school history to gain over 1,000 yards receiving in a career.
•    In 2003, led team in receiving for second-straight year with 50 receptions for 900 yards (18.0 avg.) and six touchdowns.  Had four 100-yard receiving games in 2003, including a career-high 172 yards on nine receptions and a touchdown in team’s 71-63 overtime win over Kentucky.
•    In 2002, led the team with 49 catches for 626 yards and a career-high seven touchdowns, starting 11 of 14 games.
•    Graduated with a degree in business management from Arkansas.

PERSONAL:  
•    Has a son, George Wilson III.
•    Was a two-time all-state receiver and was an honorable mention All-American as a senior at Tilghman (Paducah, Ky.) High School.
•    Collected 81 catches for 1,723 yards and 24 touchdowns during his career.
•    Played in the Kentucky-Tennessee All-Star Game and was a finalist for the Kentucky Male Athlete of the Year award.
•    Was named All-State in basketball as well and also lettered in baseball and track.
•    At Arkansas was a member of the 2001-02 and 2002-03 Lon Farrell Academic Honor Rolls and was involved in Fayetteville’s community outreach project, spending his spare time speaking and reading at elementary schools.
•    Born George Eugene Wilson, Jr. on March 14, 1981 in Paducah, Ky.
 
PRO: George Wilson was signed by the Titans as a free agent on March 1, 2013.  The 6-foot, 210-pound safety brings veteran leadership and experience to the Titans’ secondary.  Prior to joining the Titans, the former Arkansas product spent his first seven seasons as a member of the Buffalo Bills and was a team captain for each of his final five seasons with the club.  Wilson entered the NFL as wide receiver before switching to safety at the start of the 2007 season.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•    In 2013, his first season with the Titans, Wilson led the club with 19 special teams tackles in addition to the contributions he made in the secondary.
•    Wilson was voted a team captain for five consecutive seasons (2008-12) with the Buffalo Bills.
•    In 2011, Wilson started 13 games at safety and posted a career-high 104 tackles, four interceptions, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and a quarterback pressure.
•    In 2009, Wilson saw action in all 16 games with 12 starts and posted 91 tackles, two sacks, four interceptions, two quarterback pressures, a forced fumble and six passes defensed.
•    In 2007, made the full-time transition from wide receiver to safety and appeared in 12 games.  He recorded 41 tackles, two defensive touchdowns, two interceptions, a fumble recovery and three passes defensed.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•    Wilson was named Buffalo Bills Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2009 and 2011.
•    Wilson entered the NFL as a rookie free agent wide receiver in 2004 and switched to safety in 2007.
•    Wilson made his acting debut, appearing in Mary J. Blige’s music video “Hood Love” as the lead male and Blige’s love interest.
•    Wilson hosts an annual charity bowling event and an annual football and cheer camp in his hometown of Paducah, Ky.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
•    The Paducah, Ky., native was originally signed by the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2004.
•    Released by the Lions on Sept. 5, 2004 and signed to the team’s practice squad on Sept. 14, 2004.
•    Released from the Lions’ practice squad on Oct. 12, 2004.
•    Signed to the Buffalo Bills’ practice squad on Oct. 18, 2004.
•    Released from the Bills’ practice squad on Dec. 8, 2004 and re-signed to the Buffalo practice squad on Dec. 19, 2004.  
•    Released from the Bills’ practice squad on Dec. 22, 2004 and re-signed to the Buffalo practice squad on Dec. 29, 2004.  
•    Released from the Bills’ practice squad on Dec. 31, 2004.  
•    Signed by the Bills as a free agent on Jan. 6, 2005.
•    Released by the Bills on Sept. 2, 2006 and signed to the team’s practice squad a day later.
•    Signed by the Bills from their practice squad to the active roster on Dec. 29, 2006.
•    Released by the Bills on Feb. 11, 2013.
•    Signed by the Titans as a free agent on March 1, 2013.

COLLEGE:
•    Three-year starter who overcame injury problems earlier in his career to become the Arkansas’ top possession-type receiver.  In 44 games, hauled in 144 career receptions for 2,151 yards (14.9 avg.) and 16 touchdowns.
•    Finished career with at least one reception in 38 of his final 40 games, including all of the 2003 season.
•    At the time, was only the 16th player in school history to gain over 1,000 yards receiving in a career.
•    In 2003, led team in receiving for second-straight year with 50 receptions for 900 yards (18.0 avg.) and six touchdowns.  Had four 100-yard receiving games in 2003, including a career-high 172 yards on nine receptions and a touchdown in team’s 71-63 overtime win over Kentucky.
•    In 2002, led the team with 49 catches for 626 yards and a career-high seven touchdowns, starting 11 of 14 games.
•    Graduated with a degree in business management from Arkansas.

PERSONAL:  
•    Has a son, George Wilson III.
•    Was a two-time all-state receiver and was an honorable mention All-American as a senior at Tilghman (Paducah, Ky.) High School.
•    Collected 81 catches for 1,723 yards and 24 touchdowns during his career.
•    Played in the Kentucky-Tennessee All-Star Game and was a finalist for the Kentucky Male Athlete of the Year award.
•    Was named All-State in basketball as well and also lettered in baseball and track.
•    At Arkansas was a member of the 2001-02 and 2002-03 Lon Farrell Academic Honor Rolls and was involved in Fayetteville’s community outreach project, spending his spare time speaking and reading at elementary schools.
•    Born George Eugene Wilson, Jr. on March 14, 1981 in Paducah, Ky.
 
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 515 381 134 4.5 0 33 14 139 -- 56 1 3 5
2014 TEN 14 8 63 47 16 1.0 -- 4 1 0 -- 0 0 0 --
2013 TEN 16 3 40 29 11 0.0 -- 4 1 0 -- 0 0 0 --
2012 BUF 16 16 104 79 25 0.0 -- 5 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2011 BUF 13 13 106 78 28 0.0 -- 6 4 26 6.5 12 0 2 1
2010 BUF 16 2 35 26 9 0.0 -- 4 2 65 32.5 56 0 0 1
2009 BUF 16 12 103 70 33 2.0 -- 6 4 23 5.8 27 0 1 --
2008 BUF 16 3 25 20 5 1.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 2
2007 BUF 12 9 37 30 7 0.0 0 4 2 25 12.5 25 1 0 1
2006 BUF 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 BUF 3 0 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @KC W 26-10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 DAL L 10-26 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @CIN L 7-33 3 2 1 -- -- 1 1 0 -- 0 0 0 --
4 @IND L 17-41 8 4 4 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 CLE L 28-29 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 JAC W 16-14 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @WAS L 17-19 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 HOU L 16-30 3 1 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @BAL L 7-21 4 4 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 PIT L 24-27 8 7 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @PHI L 24-43 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 @HOU L 21-45 9 7 2 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 NYG L 7-36 8 6 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 NYJ L 11-16 9 6 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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