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#2 Albert Wilson
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Port St. Lucie, Fla.
High School: Port St. Lucie
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Final Career Statistics Final Career Statistics
A One-Man Show (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) A One-Man Show (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

* 2013 Honorable Mention All-American (SI.com) * 2013 All-Sun Belt (first team WR/second team AP) * 2012 CAA Special Teams Co-Player of the Year * 2012 All-CAA (first team KR/third team WR)

AT GEORGIA STATE: Explosive wide receiver and return specialist who is by far the most accomplished player of Georgia State’s first four seasons of football ... All-American and two-time all-conference selection in the Sun Belt Conference and Colonial Athletic Association ... Part of GSU’s second recruiting class, signing with the Panthers in 2010.

Career total of 6,235 all-purpose yards (receiving, rushing and returns) ranks among the Top 30 in NCAA history ... Career average of 148.5 yards per game, with seven games over 200 yards ... The Panthers’ all-time leading scorer with 26 touchdowns for 156 points.

The leading receiver in GSU history with 175 receptions for 3,190 yards and 23 touchdowns and an average of 18.2 yards per catch ... Thirteen 100-yard receiving games ... GSU’s career leader in kickoff returns (95) and kickoff return yards (2,338) ... Returned two kickoffs for touchdowns while averaging 24.6 yards per return ... Also holds the records for career punt returns (41) and yards (376) for a 9.2-yard average.

Has the longest reception (93 yards), longest run (80), longest kickoff return (100) and longest punt return (62) in school history Involved in six of the seven longest plays from scrimmage in Panther annals ... Had 10 scoring plays of 70 yards or longer, including seven receptions, one run and two kickoff returns. Total of 21 plays of 50 yards or longer ... Average length of his 23 career touchdown receptions is 44.6 yards. 

2013: Earned honorable mention recognition as an all-purpose player on SI.com's 2013 college football All-America team ... First-team All-Sun Belt Conference wide receiver and a second-team honoree as an all-purpose player ... Average of of 190.2 all-purpose yards per game is the second-highest figure in the FBS, behind Antonio Andrews of Western Kentucky, but GSU was not eligible for NCAA season rankings due to reclassification ... Led the Sun Belt in receiving yards (98.1 pg) while ranking second in receptions (5.9) and all-purpose yards ... Set GSU season records with 71 receptions for 1,177 yards and eight touchdowns and 2,283 all-purpose yards, breaking his own record in each category ... Six 100-yard receiving games and four games with over 200 all-purpose yards ... Also the team’s third-leading rusher with 251 yards on just 24 carries (10.5 avg.) ... Averaged 23.5 yards on 31 kickoff returns and 8.3 yards on 15 punt returns ... Elected one of Georgia State's 2013 team captains.

Had an 80-yard touchdown run and a 70-yard TD catch against Arkansas State, when he had 283 all-purpose yards, including a career-high 104 yards rushing. Became the first player in GSU history to record 100 yards rushing and receiving in the same game ... One game earlier he had 66 yards rushing vs. UL-Lafayette, including a then career-long 48-yard run. Had a 47-yard run at Texas State ... Totalled 196 all-purpose yards vs. UL-Lafayette, including a career high-tying eight receptions for 57 yards, 66 yards rushing on five carries, and a 22-yard TD catch ... Finished the season with six catches for 101 yards and a school-record 62-yard punt return against South Alabama ...

Opened the 2013 season by tying his career high with eight catches for 167 yards, second to his own school record of 175 yards, and one TD vs. Samford ... Added seven receptions for 132 yards and two scores against UTC ... Had seven catches for 158 yards against Jacksonville State. Caught a 75-yard touchdown pass from Ronnie Bell on the first play of the game. Also had a 60-yard kickoff return and totalled 280 all-purpose yards ... Totalled 268 all-purpose yards vs. Troy with seven catches for 153 yards and two touchdowns and kickoff returns of 71 and 48 yards.

2012: Colonial Athletic Association Co-Special Teams Player of the Year and a first-team All-CAA honoree ... Shared the Special Teams Player-of-the-Year honor with William & Mary’s B.W. Webb .... Earned first-team All-CAA honors as a kickoff returner and third-team accolades as a wide receiver ... Georgia State’s leading receiver with 48 receptions for 947 yards and seven touchdowns, averaging 19.7 yards per catch ... Led the CAA in all-purpose yards (164.5 ypg); ranked fourth in receiving yards (86.1 ypg) and first in kickoff returns ... Averaged 25.9 yards on 29 kickoff returns with one touchdown ... Also returned punts and averaged 9.4 yards ... Named Georgia State’s Most Valuable Player for Offense (co-MVP) and Special Teams.

Enjoyed an amazing game against Old Dominion with a 100-yard kickoff return and then a 93-yard TD reception (longest play from scrimmage in school history) on back-to-back touches. Finished with six catches for 149 yards and a school-record 296 all-purpose yards. Named CAA Specialist of the Week and CFPA National Kickoff Returner of the Week.

Caught an 84-yard touchdown pass from Ben McLane against UTSA. Finished with six catches for 150 yards and two touchdowns ... Caught TD passes of 54 and 47 yards against New Hampshire, finishing with 105 receiving yards and 171 all-purpose yards ... Collected 290 all-purpose yards against Villanova with six catches for 104 yards, including a 55-yard touchdown, and five kickoff returns for 176 yards ... Opened the 2012 season with 173 all-purpose yards against South Carolina State and was an honorable-mention selection for FCS National All-Purpose Performer of the Week by the CFPA.

2011: GSU’s leading receiver with 37 catches for 772 yards (20.9 yds per catch) and six touchdowns in nine games ... Eighth in the nation in punt returns (11.9), 20th in receiving yards per game (85.8) and 29th in all-purpose yards (134.4) ... Named to the FCS Independent Football All Conference Team selected by College Sports Madness.

Caught what were then the two longest passes in school history against South Alabama with touchdown catches of 78 yards (on a screen pass) and 64 yards. Set school record with 175 yards receiving on just five catches ... Named FCS Independent Player of the Week by College Sports Madness and honorable mention CFPA National Wide Receiver Performer of the Week for his record-setting game vs. USA ... Followed with a 54-yard TD catch at UTSA ... Career-high eight catches for 120 yards, including a 33-yard TD catch, at West Alabama. Totalled 182 all-purpose yards ... Set then-school record with 146 yards receiving on six catches against No. 16 Jacksonville State. Had catches of 54 and 53 yards, but injured his hamstring on the latter play, sidelining him for the next two games.

Totalled a then school-record 229 yards of all-purpose yardage against Old Dominion including four catches for 53 yards, 85 yards on punt returns and 90 yards on kickoff returns ...  Caught touchdown passes of 30 and 48 yards vs. Clark Atlanta ... Earned the Head Coach’s Award following spring practice ... Named to the 2011 CFPA Kick Returner Preseason Watch List.

2010: Led GSU in all-purpose yards, averaging 93.2 yards per game ... GSU’s third-leading receiver on the season with 19 catches for 294 yards and two touchdowns ... Averaged 28.1 yards on 22 kickoff returns ... Honored as the team’s Most Valuable Player on Special Teams.

Made one of the top plays of the season for the Panthers with his 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown at Alabama ... Had a 53-yard kickoff return in the opener vs. Shorter and a 50-yarder vs. South Alabama ... Had GSU’s second-longest pass completion of the season with a 51-yard reception against Campbell. Also provided key blocking on Darren McCray’s 96-yard kickoff return.

Caught touchdown passes of 29 and 28 yards against Savannah State ... Totalled 93 yards against Morehead State with three catches for 78 yards and three rushes for 15 yards. Took a short pass from Drew Little and raced 42 yards down to the 4-yard line to set up a touchdown.

HIGH SCHOOL: Speedster in 2010 class whose play at quarterback earned him the honor of Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers All-Area Offensive Player of the Year ... Totaled 2,631 all-purpose yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior at Port St. Lucie High School ... Recorded 1,029 passing yards with nine touchdowns, 824 rushing yards with 11 scores, 81 receiving yards, 132 interception return yards and 565 kick/punt return yards.
 
PERSONAL: Full name is Albert Wilson ... Born July 12, 1992.

 

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