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Tyler Wilson
QB #8
Height:
6-2
Weight:
215
College:
Arkansas
Hometown:
Fort Smith, AR
Experience:
0

Biography

 
PRO: The Titans signed Tyler Wilson off the Oakland Raiders’ practice squad on Dec. 17, 2013 to develop and provide future depth at the quarterback position.  The 6-foot-2-inch, 215-pounder was originally selected by the Raiders in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
•    The Fort Smith, Ark., native was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the fourth round (112th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.
•    Released by the Raiders on Sept. 1, 2013 and signed to the team’s practice squad a day later.
•    Signed by the Raiders to their active roster from the practice squad on Nov. 16, 2013.
•    Released by the Raiders on Nov. 27, 2013 and added to the team’s practice squad two days later.
•    Signed by the Titans as a free agent off the Raiders’ practice squad on Dec. 17, 2013.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•    Wilson was a standout baseball player in high school.  He captured Arkansas Gatorade Player of the Year honors as both a junior and senior.  He posted a 32-9 career record with 386 strikeouts in 251.1 innings, including an 11-0 record with a 1.42 ERA as a senior.  He batted .415 with four home runs and 30 RBI in his final prep season.

COLLEGE:  
•    Played four years at Arkansas, seeing action in 37 career games with 24 starts and setting the Arkansas career record with 7,765 passing yards.
•    Completed 593 career passes, also snapping a program record and attempted 948 passes, the second-most in school history.
•    Totaled 52 career touchdowns passes, becoming one of just four players in program history to top 50 career scoring strikes.  Finished career ranked
second in school annals with 7,721 yards of total offense.
•    As a senior, started 11 games and completed 249 of 401 pass attempts for 3,387 yards and 21 touchdowns.  Was a third-team preseason All-American selection and a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.  Ranked second in the SEC with an average of 308.6 yards per game in total offense and threw for over 300 yards in five contests.
•    As a junior, became first quarterback in Arkansas history to earn All-SEC first-team recognition.  Was a semi-finalist for the Davey O’Brien Award and finalist for both the Manning Award and the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.  Established school single-season records by completing 277 of 428 passes for 3,638 yards and 24 touchdowns.
•    Named Offensive MVP of the J. Curtis Sanford Cotton Bowl after throwing for 216 yards two touchdowns on 20 of 31 passing against Kansas State.
•    Appeared in six games as a sophomore and completed 34 of 51 passes for 453 yards and four touchdowns.  Entered game against Auburn due to an injury to starting quarterback Ryan Mallett and passed for 323 yards and four touchdowns.
•    Saw action in five games as a redshirt freshman and played in two contests as a true freshman.
•    Majored in Recreation and Sports Management at Arkansas.

PERSONAL:  
•    Attended Greenwood (Ark.) High School and was named a four-star prospect and ranked No. 9 pro-style quarterback in the nation and No. 5 player in Arkansas by Rivals.com.  Was rated by ESPN as the No. 8 quarterback recruit in the nation.
•    Was a two-time all-state and all-conference selection.  Completed 595 of 923 pass attempts for 8,226 yards and 94 touchdowns during prep career while leading his team to two state championships as a starter.
•     As a senior, received the Landers Award, presented to the state’s top player.  Passed for 3,939 yards on 294 for 473 passing with 43 touchdowns.
•     As a junior, completed 294 of 434 pass attempts for 4,222 yards and 50 touchdowns.  
•     Named to the Arkansas Athletic Department Honor Roll and selected to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
•    Born James Tyler Wilson on Aug. 16, 1989 in Fort Smith, Ark.
 
PRO: The Titans signed Tyler Wilson off the Oakland Raiders’ practice squad on Dec. 17, 2013 to develop and provide future depth at the quarterback position.  The 6-foot-2-inch, 215-pounder was originally selected by the Raiders in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
•    The Fort Smith, Ark., native was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the fourth round (112th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.
•    Released by the Raiders on Sept. 1, 2013 and signed to the team’s practice squad a day later.
•    Signed by the Raiders to their active roster from the practice squad on Nov. 16, 2013.
•    Released by the Raiders on Nov. 27, 2013 and added to the team’s practice squad two days later.
•    Signed by the Titans as a free agent off the Raiders’ practice squad on Dec. 17, 2013.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•    Wilson was a standout baseball player in high school.  He captured Arkansas Gatorade Player of the Year honors as both a junior and senior.  He posted a 32-9 career record with 386 strikeouts in 251.1 innings, including an 11-0 record with a 1.42 ERA as a senior.  He batted .415 with four home runs and 30 RBI in his final prep season.

COLLEGE:  
•    Played four years at Arkansas, seeing action in 37 career games with 24 starts and setting the Arkansas career record with 7,765 passing yards.
•    Completed 593 career passes, also snapping a program record and attempted 948 passes, the second-most in school history.
•    Totaled 52 career touchdowns passes, becoming one of just four players in program history to top 50 career scoring strikes.  Finished career ranked
second in school annals with 7,721 yards of total offense.
•    As a senior, started 11 games and completed 249 of 401 pass attempts for 3,387 yards and 21 touchdowns.  Was a third-team preseason All-American selection and a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.  Ranked second in the SEC with an average of 308.6 yards per game in total offense and threw for over 300 yards in five contests.
•    As a junior, became first quarterback in Arkansas history to earn All-SEC first-team recognition.  Was a semi-finalist for the Davey O’Brien Award and finalist for both the Manning Award and the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.  Established school single-season records by completing 277 of 428 passes for 3,638 yards and 24 touchdowns.
•    Named Offensive MVP of the J. Curtis Sanford Cotton Bowl after throwing for 216 yards two touchdowns on 20 of 31 passing against Kansas State.
•    Appeared in six games as a sophomore and completed 34 of 51 passes for 453 yards and four touchdowns.  Entered game against Auburn due to an injury to starting quarterback Ryan Mallett and passed for 323 yards and four touchdowns.
•    Saw action in five games as a redshirt freshman and played in two contests as a true freshman.
•    Majored in Recreation and Sports Management at Arkansas.

PERSONAL:  
•    Attended Greenwood (Ark.) High School and was named a four-star prospect and ranked No. 9 pro-style quarterback in the nation and No. 5 player in Arkansas by Rivals.com.  Was rated by ESPN as the No. 8 quarterback recruit in the nation.
•    Was a two-time all-state and all-conference selection.  Completed 595 of 923 pass attempts for 8,226 yards and 94 touchdowns during prep career while leading his team to two state championships as a starter.
•     As a senior, received the Landers Award, presented to the state’s top player.  Passed for 3,939 yards on 294 for 473 passing with 43 touchdowns.
•     As a junior, completed 294 of 434 pass attempts for 4,222 yards and 50 touchdowns.  
•     Named to the Arkansas Athletic Department Honor Roll and selected to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
•    Born James Tyler Wilson on Aug. 16, 1989 in Fort Smith, Ark.
 

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