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Fred Wilson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cross, S.C.

High School:
Cross

Last College:
Georgia Military CC

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 260

Position:
Linebacker

Experience:
1L


Provided the Pirate program with an immediate impact at the middle linebacker's position ... A former junior college standout who transferred into system and quickly asserted himself as a mainstay on the defensive side of the ball, starting all 13 games ... Perhaps rates as one of Conference USA's most underrated players considering first-year accomplishments ... Penciled in as ECU's starting middle linebacker for the 2007 season ... despite short time in program, has already been placed in a leadership position by teammates ... A program-type performer who guides by example, not words ... Plays game at an exceptionally-high intensity level but is also strong student of the game who spends an unmatched amount of energy in preparation mode each week ... Quickness and physicality have also been identified as keys to success ... Booked six stops, including one for lost yardage, in first spring scrimmage (3/23) ... Added four tackles during second contest (3/30) before closing out spring work with another four-stop outing during the '07 Purple-Gold Game.

2006: Was one of eight players who started all 13 games ... Produced 64 total tackles (39 solo, 25 assisted), which ranked fourth on the team ... Among C-USA leaders in tackles per game (5.3) ... Posted at least five stops in six games ... Recorded tackles for lost yardage against No. 4 West Virginia (-3 yards) and SMU (-1) ... Forced fumbles against Southern Miss and Marshall and stood third on unit with three pass breakups (Memphis, Virginia and Marshall) ... Also served role on special teams (two tackles) ... An honorable-mention All-Conference USA selection by league head coaches ... vs. Navy (9/2): Recorded first career ECU start vs. Midshipmen and ranked second on the team with a career-high nine tackles ... vs. UAB (9/9): Logged four stops, three coming as solo hits ... vs. Memphis (9/16): Credited with a team second-best seven tackles and a pass breakup ... vs. WVU (9/23): Matched understudy Nick Johnson with seven tackles ... Combined with tackle Dontre' Brown on a tackle to bring down Heisman Trophy hopeful Steve Slaton, which resulted in a three-yard loss before teaming up with Pierre Parker to stop Slaton for a one-yard loss later in the contest ... vs. UVA (10/7): Finished with two tackles and one pass breakup ... vs. Tulsa (10/14): Totaled four stops (two solo) ... vs. SMU (10/21): Contributed three solo tackles, one of which came behind the line of scrimmage (-1 yard) ... vs. USM (10/28): Recorded four tackles, one coming on special teams in the second quarter ... Forced his first career fumble ... vs. UCF (11/4): Booked two solo stops ... vs. Marshall (11/11): Credited with five successful hits, a forced fumble and knocked down a pass ... vs. Rice (11/18): Tallied five tackles (four solo) ... vs. N.C. State (11/25): Netted four stops during win at Carter-Finley Stadium ... vs. USF (12/23): Produced a co-team-high eight tackles (all solo) in the Papajohns.com Bowl ... Five stops came in the first half, three in the second period ... Officially signed with Skip Holtz' program in December, 2005.

Junior College: A key defensive figure for a Georgia Military College squad which rolled to a 9-2 record and captured the 2005 Golden Isles Bowl title with a 21-17 win over No. 4 Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College ... Tallied 47 tackles, three sacks, one forced fumble and one pass breakup as a sophomore for coach Bert Williams ... Posted a season-high eight tackles and a sack against Snow (Utah) College Sept. 10 ... Other contest of note was a four-tackle effort against then No. 4-ranked Nassau (N.Y.) Community College Oct. 15 ... Recorded two or more tackles in nine of 11 games ... Contributed a pair of stops, a sack and forced fumble against Valdosta (Ga.) State's JV squad Sept. 29 ... Other multi-tackles games came against Kilgore (Tex.) College, Ranger (Tex.) College, Erie (N.Y.) Community College, Louisburg (N.C.) College and Coffeyville ... Started on defensive unit as a freshman and helped lead the Bulldogs to a 5-5 record.

High School: A three-sport standout at Cross (S.C.) High School, earning a total of seven varsity letters and all-region honors in football, basketball and baseball ... Selected to football and basketball all-state squads ... Awarded three football letters while playing for coach Art Mann ... Credited with 157 tackles, five forced fumbles and two recovered fumbles as a senior in 2003 ... Selected as the Trojans' Defensive MVP and served as team captain ... Rated among the South Carolina High School Sports Report (HSSR) Top 100 Seniors ... Chosen to play in South Carolina's North-South All-Star Game ... A player-of-the-week pick by the Charleston Post-Courier during senior campaign ... Helped guide CHS to a 8-4 and 7-4 marks in 2001 and 2002, respectively ... Booked 121 tackles as a junior ... Also picked up athletic letters in weightlifting ... Member of Cross High School's Academic Honor Roll ... Selected as the school's "student-of-the-week" on two occasions.

Personal: Full name is Frederick Jarrod Wilson ... Born January 5, 1985 at Charleston, S.C. ... Major is communications ... Older brother Rod Wilson was a four-year letterwinner at South Carolina (2000-04) who played four different positions while playing in 41 games over five seasons ... Finished career as an All-Southeastern Conference linebacker before being drafted by the Chicago Bears in 2005 (seventh round) ... Another older brother, Antonio Wilson, played college basketball Spartanburg (S.C.) Methodist and Erskine (S.C.).