Chris Wilson (gridiron football)

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Chris Wilson
Free agent
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1982-07-10) July 10, 1982 (age 36)
Flint, Michigan
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 243 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school: Flint Northern (Flint, Michigan)
College: Northwood
Undrafted: 2005
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Tackles: 77
Quarterback sacks: 6.5
Forced fumbles: 2
Player stats at

Chris Wilson (born July 10, 1982) is a Canadian football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He began his professional career with the BC Lions after signing as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He spent five seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles before re-signing with the Lions. He played college football for Northwood University. He is a member of Iota Phi Theta fraternity.

Professional career

BC Lions

Wilson signed with the BC Lions in 2005 and was part of BC Lions' defensive line in their 2006 Grey Cup victory.

Washington Redskins

On January 3, 2007, Wilson signed with the Washington Redskins for a reported three-year contract. In the 2007 season, his rookie season in the NFL, he finished with 13 tackles and four sacks.

Wilson recorded 20 tackles and one sack in the 2009 season.

Initially, Wilson played as a defensive end for the Redskins, but transitioned to outside linebacker when the team switched to a 3-4 defense in the 2010 season.[1]

Philadelphia Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles signed Wilson on August 8, 2011. He was released during final cuts on September 2, 2011.

Second stint with Redskins

On April 24, 2012, Wilson signed a one-year contract with Washington Redskins and competed with Markus White and Rob Jackson for one of the backup roles at outside linebacker.[2] After performing well in the preseason games,[3] he made the final 53-man roster by the start of the 2012 season.

Return to BC Lions

On September 9, 2013, the BC Lions announced that Wilson had re-signed with the team.[4]


Chris Wilson interned as a Special Teams and Linebackers coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 2017 NFL training camp. He currently serves as the Head Football coach of the Flint Jaguars, the remaining high school team in the Flint Michigan community. Chris recently served as the Defensive Coordinator and Special Teams Coordinator for Vermilion Community College.[5]


  1. ^ Fitzgerald, Gary (April 24, 2012). "Redskins Re-sign Wilson For Linebacker Depth". Retrieved April 24, 2012.
  2. ^ Jones, Mike (April 24, 2012). "Redskins bringing back OLB Chris Wilson". Retrieved April 24, 2012.
  3. ^ Tinsman, Brian (August 27, 2012). "Safety Caps Wilson's Return To Redskins". Retrieved September 1, 2012.
  4. ^ "DEFENSIVE END CHRIS WILSON RETURNS TO THE LEOS". Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  5. ^ Woodyard, Eric (August 8, 2017). "Flint Jaguars start new football journey with Northwestern, Southwestern merger". Retrieved October 18, 2017.

External links

  • Just Sports Stats
  • Washington Redskins bio
  • BC Lions bio
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