2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2012 Team Hammer Award
2012 Team Underclassman Leadership Award
2011 - Independence Bowl Defensive MVP
2011 - 2nd-Team All-Big 12
2011 - Team Hammer Award
2011 - 2nd-Team Academic All-Big 12
2011 - Spring Team Most Improved Linebacker
2010 - Team Special Teams MVP
2010 - Team Hammer Award
One of the top returning linebackers in the country who will look to close out an outstanding career on a high note ... A big-time hitter who has led MU in tackles each of the last two seasons ... Will patrol the middle of the field primarily, and he opens his final spring camp as a Tiger listed atop the depth chart at that position ... His 219 career tackles entering the 2013 season is 50 more than the next-closest teammate (E.J. Gaines with 169).
Led Mizzou in tackles for the second straight year, ending with a team-best 79 stops in all ... Ranked among the NCAA leaders for most of the season in forced fumbles, and ended with four on the season, while he also recovered a fumble ... Had a clutch performance in Mizzou's epic four-overtime win at Tennessee, as he posted eight tackles (five solo, three assists) with a tackle for loss, a fumble recovery, a pass break up and a quarterback hit ... His pass break up at UT was a game-saver, as it came in the third overtime to break up Tennessee's attempted two-point conversion pass which, if successful, would have resulted in a Volunteer win ... His breakup over the middle sent the game to a fourth extra period, where MU eventually prevailed in the end by a 51-48 score ... Ended the season with a season-best 10 tackles at Texas A&M ... Tied for the team lead in tackles in the season opener against SELA, recording six on the evening ... Against Georgia, finished with three tackles, forced a fumble, broke up a pass and added a QB hurry ... Forced another fumble and led the team with nine tackles against Arizona State ... Assisted on a sack and had four tackles against South Carolina ... Also forced a fumble in the contest, his fourth of the year and fifth of his career ... Posted six tackles in the Central Florida contest - three solo and three assisted ... Posted nine tackles, the second-best total on the team, against Vanderbilt, including half a tackle for a loss ... Also had a pass deflection in the second quarter ... Posted eight tackles, including half a tackle for loss against Alabama ... Notched five tackles (three solo, two assists) including 0.5 TFL with a pass break-up in the Tigers' 33-10 homecoming win over Kentucky ... Tallied six tackles (two solo, four assists) in the Tigers' 14-7 loss at Florida, ranking second on the team with those six tackles in the game ... Won the team's awards for most hard hits (Hammer Award) and also the underclassman leadership award ... Also took care of business in the classroom, as he was named to the SEC 2012 Academic Honor Roll for his efforts.
Had a breakout season, earning 2nd-Team All-Big 12 honors as he led Mizzou with 98 tackles on the year ... Closed the season by winning Defensive MVP honors in MU's Independence Bowl win over North Carolina, when he made 9 tackles, including 2 TFLs, and forced a fumble on the night ... Had 4 double-digit tackle games, including the season opener against Miami (Ohio) with 10 tackles, four solo and six assisted ... led the Tigers with eight tackles against Western Illinois, three of which were for loss ... had four solo tackles, including one for loss, against Oklahoma ... led all Missouri defenders with 13 tackles, nine solo, at Kansas State ... once again led all Mizzou defenders with 10 tackles against Iowa State, including one for loss ... finished the Oklahoma State game with eight tackles - four solo and four assisted ... also had 1.5 tackles for loss, totaling five yards. ... had 12 tackles against Texas A&M, tied for most on the team ... posted seven tackles at Baylor ... led Mizzou in tackles, finishing the Texas game with nine stops ... posted four tackles against Kansas, including an assisted tackle for loss...
Had an oustanding season as a redshirt freshman, and his contributions were crucial to a unit that was hit hard by injuries all throughout the year to several veteran performers ... In spite of his youth, stepped in and not only kept things afloat, but excelled and showed that he's going to be a mainstay on the field for a long time ... Ended the year with 42 tackles in 13 games, while making three starts ... Recorded one tackle in his first collegiate action against Illinois ... Started for the first time in his career against McNeese State ... Was second on the team with seven tackles in the win over MSU ... Had three tackles against San Diego State ... Made six tackles and picked up a half of sack against Miami (Ohio)... Added a tackle in the win over CU and had one stop against Texas A&M ... Picked up five tackles against Oklahoma ... Had three tackles against Nebraska ... Made seven tackles, all solo stops, against Kansas State ... Picked up five tackles in the shutout of Iowa State ... Recorded three stops against Kansas ... Won the team's Special Teams Player of the Year award for his play on virtually every special team's unit ... Also earned the Hammer Award, given for the most big hits on the team in 2010.
Was a December 2008 graduate of high school, and enrolled in Mizzou for the 2009 spring semester and took part in winter conditioning and spring ball ... Ended up being able to preserve a redshirt season, where he worked hard as part of the scout team throughout the season, and constantly gained notice for his big hits during practice.
Was named the Missouri Class 5 defensive player of the year, after notching 146 tackles for Ray-Pec, which went 11-2 in 2008 and were runners-up in the state title game ... Also won the Buck Buchanan Memorial Award for most outstanding linebacker/lineman in the Kansas City area ... Ranked by Rivals.com as the state of Missouri's No. 13 overall prospect (any position) and as the No. 69 linebacker prospect in the country ... Scout.com listed him as the nation's No. 18 outside linebacker prospect ... ESPN.com had him as an inside linebacker prospect and lists him as the nation's No. 44 prospect there ... Had 129 tackles as a junior, with 17 tackles for loss, 3.5 quarterback sacks, four forced fumbles, two interceptions and one fumble recovery and earned All-State, All-Metro, All-Conference and All-District honors ... Played defensive end as a sophomore in 2006 as Ray-Pec won its third straight state title, before he moved to middle linebacker for his last two years ... High school coach - Tom Kruse.
Parents - Jay & Stacy Wilson ... Father Jay played linebacker at Mizzou from 1980-83, winning All-Big Eight honors in 1983, and he left MU holding the school's career tackles record, with 323 (he now ranks 12th on the list) ... Interested in studying business management at Mizzou ... Lists hobbies as fishing and reading ... Chose Mizzou over Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, Colorado State and Northwestern, among others ... Mizzou's family atmosphere in the football program was a big selling point for him.