Devin Wilson

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Devin Wilson
No. 2 – Maine Mammoths
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1990-10-13) October 13, 1990 (age 27)
Nashville, Tennessee
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: Hendersonville (TN) Paul
College: Tennessee State
Undrafted: 2014
Career history
Roster status: Active
CFL status: International
Career highlights and awards
Career CFL statistics
Receptions: 3
Receiving yards: 39
Receiving TDs: 1

Devin Wilson (born October 13, 1990) is a gridiron football wide receiver for the Maine Mammoths of the National Arena League (NAL). He previously attended Tennessee State University where he played college football for the Tennessee State Tigers and studied human performance and sports science.[1]

Early career

Wilson played high school football at the Pope John Paul II High School. He was named to the All-Region team in his junior and senior year. He also played track and field and received All-Region honors in that sport as well.[1] Wilson committed to attend Tennessee State[2] and started in one game in 2009. After playing in four games in 2010,[1] Wilson was injured in practice after being tackled on September 28, 2010, paralyzing him. His doctors diagnosed him with a spinal shock injury, but he recovered fully in time for the 2011 season.[3] From 2009 to 2013, Wilson started in 43 games and caught 102 passes for 1,200 yards and six touchdowns.[4][5]

Professional career

Wilson played for the Richmond Raiders of the Professional Indoor Football League in five games during the 2015 season.[5] He recorded 40 catches for 483 yards and eight touchdowns.[6]

In May 2015, Wilson was signed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.[5] He spent the first six weeks of the regular season on the practice squad. On August 8, Wilson made his CFL debut against the Toronto Argonauts, recording two receptions for 15 yards and a special-teams tackle.[3][7] He scored his first touchdown on a 25-yard pass in the August 22 game against the Calgary Stampeders.[8][9]

On November 11, 2015, Wilson was assigned to the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League. He was placed on reassignment on April 1, 2017.[10]

On May 23, 2017, Wilson signed with the Jacksonville Sharks.

On July 20, 2017, Wilson was assigned to the Gladiators.

References

  1. ^ a b c "Devin Wilson". Tennessee State Athletics. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Top 5 HBCU Football recruiting classes announced". Sentinel. 30 April 2009. p. B.4. 
  3. ^ a b Hamilton, Ian (22 August 2015). "Wilson has overcome adversity". Leader-Post. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Roughriders Devin Wilson recalls temporary paralysis ahead of CFL debut". CBC News. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c Organ, Mike (26 May 2015). "Gay rugby championship coming to Nashville". The Tennessean. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "PIFL – 2015 REGULAR SEASON". The Stat Guys. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Toronto Argonauts (8 August 2015)". CFL.ca. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  8. ^ McCormick, Murray (27 August 2015). "Injury bug bites Riders during practice". The StarPhoenix. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "Calgary Stampeders vs Saskatchewan Roughriders (22 August 2015)". CFL.ca. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  10. ^ "Transactions". afldigital.com. Archived from the original on April 2, 2017. Retrieved April 2, 2017. 
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