Wilson Named CAA Specialist of the Week
ATLANTA--Wide receiver Albert Wilson is this week's CAA Football Special Teams Player of the Week after his amazing day against Old Dominion with two of the longest plays in Georgia State history on back-to-back touches.
First he fielded a kickoff about four yards deep in the end zone and returned it for a 100-yard touchdown, the longest in school history and the second kickoff return for a touchdown of his career. Wilson had a 97-yard touchdown return at Alabama in 2010.
On the first play of Georgia State's next possession after the Panthers took over on their own seven-yard line, Wilson hauled in a 93-yard touchdown pass from Ben McLane.
Wilson also had a 61-yard kickoff return in the game, and he finished with six catches for 149 yards. He set a Georgia State record with 296 all-purpose yards, bettering the mark of 290 that he established two weeks ago against Villanova.
Wilson is GSU's third CAA honoree of the season, along with punter Matt Hubbard (Special Teams vs. South Carolina State) and running back Donald Russell (Offensive Player vs. Rhode Island.)
Wilson was also named National Kickoff Returner of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards. The CFPA also recognized Emmanuel Ogbuehi as Nationial Tight End Performer of the Week after he caught three passes for 108 yards, giving GSU two 100-yard receivers in the same game for the first time.