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#8 Tyler Wilson
Position: QB
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 220
Year: Redshirt Junior
City/State: Greenwood, Ark.
High School: Greenwood HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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Tyler Wilson
Courtesy: Athletic Communications
Release: 07/20/2011
CAREER SUMMARY: Wilson became the first Razorback in school history to be named first-team All-SEC quarterback when he was selected to the first team on the AP and coaches’ teams in 2011. He is 344-of-547 passing for 4,378 yards and 31 touchdowns. He is the 10th 4,000-yard passer in school history and ranks sixth in career touchdown passes, sixth in career pass completions and ninth in career pass attempts. Wilson holds nine school records, including career completion percentage, and has produced three of the top five single-game completions marks in school history. He announced on Jan. 13, 2012 that he was returning to the Razorbacks for his senior season.

2011: In his first season as a starter, Wilson started all 13 games after being selected as a team captain and led the Razorbacks to 11 wins, which tied the school’s single-season record and was just the third time in school history with 11 wins. He was named first-team All-SEC by the AP and coaches, which made him the first Razorback in school history to be named first-team All-SEC quarterback. Wilson finished the season 277-of-438 passing for 3,638 yards and 24 touchdowns with six interceptions, becoming just the second Razorback in school history to pass for 3,000 yards in a season. His completions and attempts totals were single-season school records. His passing yards total ranked as the second-highest single-season mark in school history and the eighth-highest single-season total in SEC history, while his 63.2 completion percentage was the third-highest single-season total in school history. He was responsible for 28 touchdowns, which ranked as the third-highest single-season total in school history, and his passing touchdown total ranked fourth on UA’s single-season list. He broke Arkansas’ single-season record with 498 plays of total offense and his 3,635 yards of total offense ranked as the second-highest single-season total in school history and was the 10th-highest single-season total in SEC history. Wilson’s attempt-to-interceptions ratio of 1:73 was the third-best in SEC history with a minimum of 300 attempts and fourth-best in conference history with a minimum of 200 attempts. He was a finalist for the Manning Award and the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien Award. He broke Arkansas’ record for consecutive passes without an interception by throwing 184 passes, stretching from the second quarter at Alabama to the second quarter vs. South Carolina, between interceptions. His streak also ranked as the sixth longest in SEC history. Wilson led the SEC and ranked 16th in the NCAA with his average of 279.8 passing yards per game and led the SEC and ranked 23rd in the NCAA with his average of 279.6 yards of total offense per game. His completions total was the highest in the SEC and ranked 25th in the NCAA, and his 24 touchdown passes ranked second in the conference and 32nd in the nation. Wilson’s pass efficiency rating of 148.35 led the SEC and ranked 22nd in the NCAA, and his completion percentage ranked third in the SEC. He ranked third in the SEC and was tied for 13th in the NCAA with his average of 13.13 yards per completion, and his average of 8.31 yards per pass attempt ranked second in the SEC and tied for 18th in the NCAA. He led the SEC and ranked seventh in the NCAA with 94 passes of at least 15 yards and led the SEC and ranked eighth in the country with 33 passes of 25-plus yards. His 61 passes of 15-plus yards in the first half led the conference and ranked fourth in the NCAA, and his 2,179 first-half passing yards led the SEC and was 10th in the nation. He also led the SEC and ranked eighth in the NCAA with 1,261 passing yards in the second quarter. Wilson opened the season with the ninth-highest single-game completion percentage in school history with an 18-of-24 performance for 261 yards and two touchdowns in a 51-7 win vs. Missouri State. He was 18-of-26 passing for 259 yards and one touchdown through the air and also added 48 rushing yards on five carries in a 52-3 victory vs. New Mexico. Wilson passed for 303 yards and two touchdowns while completing 23-of-36 passes in the 38-28 win vs. Troy. At No. 3 Alabama, he was 22-of-35 passing for 185 yards and two touchdowns. Wilson was named SEC co-Offensive Player of the Week after breaking the Arkansas school record with 510 passing yards while leading the Razorbacks from an 18-point halftime deficit to a 42-38 victory vs. No. 14 Texas A&M inside Cowboys Stadium. He finished the day 30-of-51 passing for 510 yards and three touchdowns, breaking the UA record for pass attempts and producing the fifth 500-yard passing game in SEC history and first since 2001. His passing yards total was the highest in the SEC and the fourth-highest single-game total in the NCAA in 2011. He also broke the Arkansas single-game record with 481 yards of total offense, which was the most in the SEC and 12th-highest single-game total in the NCAA, and with 57 plays of total offense against the Aggies. Wilson completed a career-high 18 consecutive passes in Arkansas’ 38-14 win vs. No. 15 Auburn, which tied for the third-longest overall streak in SEC history and tied for the second-longest single-game streak in conference history. He finished the game against the Tigers 24-of-36 passing for 262 yards and two touchdowns through the air and also added one rushing touchdown. Wilson was 13-of-28 passing for 232 yards and rushed for two touchdowns in the 29-24 win at Ole Miss in which he led the team back from a 17-point deficit. He completed 27-of-43 passes for 316 yards and one touchdown in a 31-28 win at Vanderbilt, leading the Razorbacks back from 14 points down. He was 20-of-37 passing for 299 yards and two touchdowns, including a career-long-tying 68 yarder, in the 44-28 win vs. No. 10 South Carolina. He completed 16-of-26 passes for 224 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-7 win vs. Tennessee. Wilson was named SEC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in Arkansas’ 44-17 victory vs. Mississippi State in which he broke the school record with 32 completions, bettering the previous record of 31 that had stood since 1971. He finished the game 32-of-43 passing for 365 yards and three touchdowns. At No. 1 LSU, Wilson was 14-of-22 passing for 207 yards and one touchdown. He was named Offensive MVP of the Cotton Bowl after he was 20-of-31 passing for 216 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions while leading the Razorbacks to a 29-16 win vs. No. 11 Kansas State.

2010: He appeared in six games for the Razorbacks and finished the season 34-of-51 passing for 453 yards and four touchdowns with three interceptions. He became just the ninth quarterback in Arkansas history to throw for 300 yards in a game when he came on in relief of an injured Ryan Mallett in the second quarter at No. 7 Auburn. In less than three full quarters against the Tigers, Wilson passed for a then-career-high 323 yards, including a then-career-long 54-yard completion, and a career-high four touchdowns. His touchdown total was tied for the fourth-highest single-game output in school history, and his passing yardage was the 14th-best single-game performance by a Razorback. His four passing touchdowns tied for the third-highest single-game output in the SEC in 2010, and his passing yards were the 12th-best single-game total in the conference. His four touchdowns were the most the Tigers had allowed at home since 2000, and his 332 passing yards were the most given up by an Auburn defense inside Jordan-Hare Stadium since 2001. The next week, he again stepped in for an injured Mallett and was 3-of-5 passing for 71 yards while finishing off a 38-24 win vs. Ole Miss. He was 4-of-5 passing for 36 yards in the Razorbacks’ 58-21 victory vs. UTEP. He completed one pass for eight yards in UA’s 49-14 win vs. Vanderbilt and opened the season with one completion for six yards in a 44-3 victory vs. Tennessee Tech. He played the final two offensive series but did not attempt a pass in Arkansas’ 41-20 win at No. 18 South Carolina.

2009:
Wilson played in five games for Arkansas including action against Alabama. He finished the season 22-of-36 with 218 yards and two touchdowns. Wilson passed for a total of 138 yards on 13-of-19 passing and both touchdowns in the season opener against Missouri State. At Alabama, he completed 4-of-6 passes for 31 yards. He saw plenty of time in the victory over Eastern Michigan and was 5-of-11 for 49 yards.

2008: He played in two games, completing 11-of-22 passes for 69 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions. He was 4-of-7 for 27 yards with a touchdown and an interception against Alabama, and 7-of-15 for 42 yards with an interception the following week at Texas. He missed the remainder of the season due to an illness and received a medical hardship to make him a redshirt freshman. His touchdown against Alabama was a 10-yard toss to Michael Smith.

HIGH SCHOOL:
He turned in one of the most prolific high school careers in Arkansas history, passing for more than 8,000 yards and 93 touchdown passes. He also completed 62 percent of his passes during his high school tenure. As a senior, he led Greenwood High School to its third straight state title-second with Wilson starting at quarterback-while passing for 3,939 yards and 42 touchdowns for coach Rick Jones. He was named the MVP of the 5A state championship game. He was also named as one of two quarterbacks on the Associated Press Super Team following his senior season after completing 294-of-473 passes. He also rushed 65 times for 199 yards and four touchdowns. He was recognized with the Landers Award as the state of Arkansas’ top player and selected an all-conference and all-state performer. He was a 2007 all-state selection. As a junior, he completed 294-of-434 passes for 4,222 yards and 50 touchdowns. The No. 9 pro-style quarterback in the nation, as rated by Rivals, he was also ranked the No. 5 overall recruit in the state of Arkansas by the same scouting service. He was rated No. 10 overall in the state by the HawgSports.com Natural 21 rankings and No. 6 by Hawgs Illustrated. He was ranked, by Scout, as the No. 35 quarterback in the nation and the No. 7 player in Arkansas. He was also recruited by Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri and Nebraska.

PERSONAL: Born Aug. 16, 1989, he is the son of Don and Suzy Wilson. He is majoring in sports management and earned a place on the Athletic Department Honor Roll for his work in the classroom in the fall of 2009. He was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in the fall of 2011.

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