32  Dion Wilson
Dion Wilson

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Black Mountain, N.C.

High School:
Owen HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 220

Position:
RB


Career Notes: Based upon recommendations of medical professionals, ended his collegiate playing career two-games into the 2011 season after suffering another concussion against Tusculum ... Ended his WCU career with 175 yards rushing on 50 attempts with five touchdowns, all coming as a redshirt freshman ... Also caught 17 passes for 162 yards and a score.

2010 (Redshirt Sophomore): Saw action in just one game before electing to retire from football due to health-related issues ... Missed the season-opener after suffering a concussion during preseason practice ... Made his seasonal debut against Tusculum, rushing 10 times and catching one pass for five yards.

2009 (Redshirt Freshman): Started four of the 10 games in which he saw action, missing the Samford game due to a concussion ... Finished second on the team with 176 yards rushing on 40 carries, leading the team with five rushing touchdowns ... Added one touchdown reception to rank second on the squad in scoring with six TDs and 36 points ... Caught 16 passes out of the backfield for 157 yards receiving ... Rushed for his first career touchdown against Furman before missing the Samford game ... Returned to the lineup to post back-to-back two rushing TD outings against both The Citadel and Wofford ... Named Southern Conference Freshman of the Week after rushing for both WCU scores in the Homecoming victory over The Citadel - he only tallied 20 total yards on the ground, but his five-yard, untouched scamper off the left side on a crucial fourth-down play midway through the final quarter proved to be the difference in the win ... Also tallied one tackle on the season ... Rushed 12 times for 28 yards and a touchdown in WCU's annual Spring Game.

2008 (Freshman): Red-shirted ... Rushed seven times for 36 yards with one fumble, while also hauling in a pair of passes for 18 yards in WCU's annual Spring Game.

Prior to Western: Was a three-time All-Western Highlands selection, garnering first team accolades as a junior and senior after tallying a second team honor as a sophomore ... Was also named second team All-Western North Carolina in his final season ... Rushed for nearly 2,000 yards and 34 touchdowns as a prep, including a career-best 1,398 yards on 186 carries and 18 TDs as a senior ... Added 102 yards receiving his final season ... On defense, recorded 143 career tackles and five interceptions in three seasons on varsity, playing for head coach Ken Ford.

Personal: Is the son of Andre and Veronica Wilson ... Has two older siblings, Nikki Martin and Andre Wilson.

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