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Summary: After two disappointing seasons mostly on the sideline at Texas A&M, Wilson transferred to Texas Tech in August of 2020 and looked good starting the final five games of that season. In the last two seasons as starter, he compiled 27.7 tackles for a loss,14 sacks, was named Bowl game MVP and in 2022 was First-Team All-American. Wilson is already very good, but it looks like he is on the ascent and has a high ceiling. Muscular physique is straight out of central casting, though he needs to harness his raw strength and use it more efficiently.
FRANKLY: Worth a high first-round pick because his star is still rising. He needs some seasoning and must break his habit of getting upright too quickly. NFL opponents will make him pay the price for that until he wises up. Has the God-and-weight-room-given gifts to be a high-level pro.
YEAR (GP/GS) TKLS TFL SACK FF PD INT
2019: (11/0) 12 3.0 1.5 0 0 0
2020: (9/5) 10 1.5 1.5 0 0 0
2021: (13/13) 38 13.5 7.0 0 1 0
2022: (10/10) 61 14.0 7.0 1 0 0
Total: (43/28) 121 32.0 17.0 1 1 0
HISTORY — From College Profile
2022 Season (Junior): Regarded as one of the nation’s top most-impactful players during final year as a Red Raider … turned in an All-American type year to place himself among the top prospects for the NFL Draft … appeared and started in 10 games before as season-ending injury against Kansas cut his season short … was among the nation’s top pass rushers up until that point … injury kept him out of the final two regular-season games as well as the TaxAct Texas Bowl win over Ole Miss … had totaled 61 tackles (36 solo), including 14.0 for a loss and 7.0 sacks, up to that point … added a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and eight quarterback hurries … benefited greatly from the switch to an edge rusher position in defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter’s scheme … would have likely doubled his previous career high for tackles in a season had he not been injured … was ranked third on the team in tackles at the time of his injury before finishing fourth overall … reached double digits for tackles in two games for the first time in his career … recorded at least two tackles in all 10 games and finished with five or more stops in six different games … notched a tackle for loss in eight total games and had at least a share of a sack in seven contests … credited with playing in 538 defensive snaps by Pro Football Focus, which gave him a 74.5 grade, which ranked tied for fourth on the team among Red Raiders with at least 100 snaps … website credited him with a team-leading 50 pressures, which was easily among national leaders … IN NCAA RANKINGS (at the time of injury – Nov. 13): ranked tied for third in the power five for tackles for loss and ninth overall in the FBS … was 25th in the FBS for total sacks in NCAA rankings … led the power five with 50 pressures, which ranked second in the FBS according to PFF … led the FBS for tackles for loss (8.5) and sacks (5.0) against opponents ranked in the No. 13 Associated Press poll … led the power five for tackles for loss (9.0) in true road games, which ranked fourth overall in the FBS … was one of only two power-five players and one of seven players in the FBS to record 60 tackles, at least 10.0 tackles for loss and 6.0 or more sacks at the time … IN NCAA RANKINGS (all games): despite the injury, still ranked 12th in the FBS for tackles for loss per game (1.4) and 28th for sacks per game (0.70) … was 29th in the FBS for total tackles for loss and tied for 55th in total sacks … ranked 14th in the FBS with 12.0 tackles for loss against power-five opponents and tied for 15th with 6.5 sacks … his 9.0 tackles for loss in road and neutral site games ranked tied for 12th overall, while his 5.5 sacks ranked tied for 14th in the FBS … had 3.0 sacks against opponents who closed the year ranked in the AP poll, which ranked tied for eighth overall in the FBS … his 5.0 tackles for loss against ranked opponents in final AP poll ranked tied for 17th overall … one of only 19 players in the FBS to record 60 tackles, 10.0 tackles for loss and 7.0 sacks … IN BIG 12 RANKINGS: was the Big 12 leader for both tackles for loss per game and shared the conference lead for sacks per game … ranked third overall in the league for total tackles, which was only 0.5 behind the TCU duo of Dylan Horton and Dee Winters, who both played in five more games … ended the year ranked 19th in the league for total tackles per game (6.1) … SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: opened the season with six tackles, including 2.0 for a loss, in the win over Murray State (9/3) … followed with four tackles and a quarterback hurry in the overtime win over Houston (9/10) … had a breakout performance against a ranked N.C. State (9/17) team, finishing with a career-high 11 tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss … marked the most tackles for loss by a Red Raider in a game since Jordyn Brooks produced 4.0 versus Oklahoma State on Oct. 5, 2019 … only the sixth time since 2003 (20-year span) where a Red Raider notched 3.5 tackles for loss in a game … had 2.0 sacks against the Wolfpack matched his career high … his 11 tackles marked the most by a Red Raider defensive line type player since Pete Robertson collected the same total in the 2013 Holiday Bowl … posted six tackles in back-to-back weeks to start Big 12 play against Texas (9/24) and Kansas State (10/1) … combined with Tony Bradford Jr. for a key sack late in the first quarter that forced a field goal by the Longhorns … matched his career high with 2.0 sacks at Kansas State, forcing a fumble (recovered by K-State) on the first one and then creating a key 3-and-out just before halftime on the other … also recovered a fumble on K-State’s first drive of the second quarter, falling on a loose ball caused by Dadrion Taylor-Demerson … performance at K-State started a streak of six-consecutive outings with a quarterback hurry … had four tackles against both Oklahoma State (10/8) and West Virginia (10/22) … found the quarterback in both with a solo halftime to send the game to halftime at Oklahoma State and the other giving the Red Raiders the ball back with a fourth-down sack versus West Virginia … hit double digits for tackles again against Baylor with 10 stops, including 2.0 that went for a loss … came close to reaching double digits again at TCU (11/5) with a dominating performance that included eight stops and 2.5 tackles for loss … departed the Kansas (11/12) game in the first half with an injury, which ended his season … had two tackles and a quarterback hurry to that point, which ended his Red Raider career a half-sack shy of entering the top 10 in the Texas Tech career record book … AWARDS AND HONORS: recognized as a first team All-American by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) … became the 32nd Red Raider all-time to be selected as a first team All-American by one of the five NCAA-recognized organizations … first Red Raider edge rusher/defensive end standout to earn first team All-America honors since Montae Reagor in 1998 … also earned first team All-America accolades from the likes of USA Today, The Athletic and Phil Steele Magazine … was a second team All-America selection by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and Associated Press … an honorable mention All-America honoree by Pro Football Focus … recognized on the All-Big 12 first team by the conference coaches, Associated Press and Phil Steele Magazine … received votes for Defensive Player of the Year and Defensive Lineman of the Year by the conference coaches … tabbed one of 20 semifinalists for the Bednarik Award (nation’s top defensive player) … named the top defensive lineman in the state of Texas by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football … was also a member of the All-Texas first team by DCTF … member of the Reese’s Senior Bowl All-America Defensive Team … recognized on the Academic All-Big 12 second team for his work in the classroom ... 2023 NFL DRAFT: announced his decision Nov. 20 to declare for the 2023 NFL Draft and forego his final year of eligibility … accepted an invitation following the regular season to the Reese’s Senior Bowl.
2021 Season (Junior) Developed into a key piece of the Texas Tech defense in his second year as a Red Raider … one of four defensive players to start in all 13 games, joining linebackers Colin Schooler and Riko Jeffers as well as fellow defensive lineman Jaylon Hutchings … was the team leader for both tackles for loss and sacks … finished with 38 tackles on the season (26 solo), including 13.5 for a loss and 7.0 sacks … added five quarterback hurries and a pass breakup from his spot on the edge of the Texas Tech defensive front … marked easily his most productive season of his collegiate career thus far … recorded a tackle in all 13 games and had at least three stops in nine different contests, including seven games during Big 12 play … notched a tackle for loss in nine of 13 games as well … logged 605 snaps on the season according to Pro Football Focus, which led all defensive linemen … graded out at 72.7 overall, which ranked third on the team behind only Eric Monroe (76.7) and Dadrion Taylor-Demerson (76.0) … IN BIG 12 RANKINGS: closed the year ranked 10th in the league for sacks per game (0.54) … SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: combined for four tackles over the first three non-conference games against Houston (9/4), Stephen F. Austin (9/11) and Florida International (9/18), including three that went for a loss … had a key sack in the come-from-behind win over Houston, which came on the Cougars’ second-to-last drive late in the fourth quarter … set a career high with 2.0 tackles for loss the next week versus SFA … opened Big 12 play with four tackles at Texas (9/25), including an eight-yard sack in the second quarter … followed with three tackles in the win at West Virginia (10/2) … put together a career-high six tackles, including one for a loss, against TCU (10/9) … posted three tackles in each of the next three contests at Kansas (10/16), versus Kansas State (10/23) and at Oklahoma (10/30) … had at least one TFL in all three of those games, matching his career high with 2.0 against both of the Kansas schools … both TFLs versus the Wildcats went for sacks, marking a new career high … closed the regular season with three tackles in the win over Iowa State (11/13), four versus Oklahoma State (11/20) and one at Baylor (11/27) … performance in home finale against Oklahoma State featured 1.5 tackles for loss … in the face of the quarterback frequently versus Baylor with a season-high two quarterback hurries … named the Defensive MVP of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl after notching four tackles versus Mississippi State, including a pair of key sacks … both sacks came on back-to-back plays in the third quarter, giving the Red Raiders the ball back in their own territory with a 13-point lead … Red Raiders found the end zone on the ensuing drive to blow the game open … AWARDS AND HONORS: honorable mention All-Big 12 selection by the conference coaches … named the Defensive MVP of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl … performance earned him recognition on the Associated Press All-Bowl Team.
2020 Season (Sophomore): Became an immediate impact on the defensive line after arriving early in preseason camp … appeared in nine games with five starts at defensive end … stepped in as the starter at defensive tackle against Oklahoma before ending the year as the starter at defensive end for the final four games … totaled 11 tackles on the season, including 1.5 sacks … came close to the quarterback two more times with a pair of quarterback hurries … recorded three different games with at least two tackles … SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: made his Red Raider debut in the Big 12 opener versus Texas (9/26) with a tackle that went for a sack to go along with a quarterback hurry … found Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger for a nine-yard sack early in the fourth quarter … also had a tackle against Kansas State (10/3), West Virginia (10/24), Oklahoma State (11/28) and Kansas (12/5) … set a season high with two tackles at Iowa State (10/10) … matched that season high with two tackles in back-to-back weeks against TCU (11/7) and Baylor (11/14) … performance at TCU included a shared sack and his final quarterback hurry of the season.
Prior to Texas Tech: Transferred to Texas Tech in August 2020 following two years at Texas A&M ... played in 12 games as an Aggie, all as a redshirt freshman in 2019 ... totaled 12 tackles on the season, which featured 3.0 tackles for a loss and 1.5 sacks ... made a season-high four tackles, including one solo stop for a 10-yard loss in the season opener against Texas State (8/29) … picked up three tackles two weeks later against Lamar (9/14) ... best performance during SEC play came at Ole Miss (10/19) with three tackles ... also recorded a tackle versus Mississippi State (10/26) and was in on another sack against UTSA (11/2) ... previously redshirted his 2018 true freshman campaign.
High school: Attended West Rusk High School near his hometown of Henderson, Texas ... contributed 249 career tackles with 60 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks in three high school seasons ... named the District 9-3A Division-II Defensive MVP as a senior and an AP Class 3A second-team All-State selection after making 126 tackles, including 38 tackles for loss, five forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries for a 10-2 team ... was a Class 3A second team All-State selection by the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) that same season ... was a first-team all-district selection at outside linebacker as a junior after making 74 tackles, including 13 tackles for loss and four sacks ... returned an interception for a touchdown that season, too ... previously posted 52 tackles as a sophomore in 2015, which featured 8.0 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks ... recovered the first of his eight career fumble recoveries during debut season .on the varsity ... was a three-star recruit by all three major services and among the top-75 players in the state of Texas by 247Sports and Rivals ... was the No. 16 weakside defensive end in the country by 247Sports and the No. 32 player in the state of Texas ... received more than 20 scholarship offers out of high school, choosing the Aggies over the likes of Arkansas, Baylor, Florida, Houston, Kansas, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, SMU, TCU, Texas and Washington State among others.
Tyree Wilson … son of Jason Wilson and Tiffany Williams … has three sisters, Tierra, Taylor, and Talon … both mother and sister played college sports … loves hanging out with his friends and family, as well as being in the outdoors … his career goals include playing in the NFL and owning a business … working on his master's in interdisciplinary studies.
(Transfer from Texas A&M)
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