Wilson played in his first season in New Orleans in 2015 and contributed on both defense and on special teams. He appeared in 15 games with four starts, and posted 25 tackles (23 solo), one interception and three passes defensed, with one special teams stop and one coverage fumble recovery. In six seasons with the Saints and Jets who selected him with a first round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Boise State, he’s played in 95 games with 32 starts and has racked up 182 tackles, one sack, four interceptions, 21 passes defensed, one forced fumble, 17 special teams stops and one coverage fumble recovery.
NFL CAREER –Wilson played in his first season in New Orleans in 2015 and contributed on both defense and on special teams. He appeared in 15 games with four starts, and posted 25 tackles (23 solo), one interception and three passes defensed, with one special teams stop and one coverage fumble recovery. In six seasons with the Saints and Jets who selected him with a first round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Boise State, he’s played in 95 games with 32 starts and has racked up 182 tackles, one sack, four interceptions, 21 passes defensed, one forced fumble, 17 special teams stops and one coverage fumble recovery.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Re-signed, 3/10/16; Signed by New Orleans Saints to a one-year contract (UFA-NYJ), 4/1/15; Signed by the Jets to a five-year contract, 7/31/10; Selected by the New York Jets in the first round (29th overall) of 2010 NFL Draft.
2015 – Appeared in 15 games with four starts in his first season with the Black and Gold, recording 25 tackles (23 solo), one interception, three passes defensed, one special teams stop and one coverage fumble recovery…Made Saints debut in the team’s opener at Arizona, Sept. 13, seeing time on defense and on special teams…Started in multiple DB package at Indianapolis, Oct. 25, posting two solo tackles, an interception of QB Andrew Luck and a coverage fumble recovery. It was his fourth career interception and first pick since 2012 and his first career game with two takeaways…Played on defense and special teams, tallying four solo tackles and a pass defensed at Washington, Nov. 15…Started in nickel package and made one assisted tackle at Houston, Nov. 29…Saw time on defense and special teams vs. Carolina, Dec. 6, making three solo tackles…Started in a nickel package vs. Detroit, Dec. 21, and also saw action on special teams, totaling four solo tackles, one pass defensed and a coverage stop…Started in a nickel package and played on special teams vs. Jacksonville, Dec. 27…Saw action on defense and on special teams in the team’s season finale at Atlanta, 1/3/16, posting four solo tackles. 2014 – Played in all 16 games for the Jets and recorded 26 tackles, a sack, a pass defensed and six special teams stops…Set season-highs in both defensive tackles (four) and special teams stops (three) at New England, Oct. 16. 2013 – Played in all 16 games, including one start as the Jets’ primary slot corner. Made 24 tackles (21 solo), two passes defensed and three special teams stops…Posted a season-high five solo tackles vs. New Orleans, Nov. 3. 2012 – Became the full-time starter at cornerback following a season-ending knee injury to Darrelle Revis, opening 15-of-16 games played. Tallied a career-high 46 tackles to go along with one interception, four passes defensed, one forced fumble and one special teams stop. Helped the Jets pass defense finish second in the NFL with 189.8 opponent net passing yards per game…Vs. Indianapolis, Oct. 14, forced first fumble of career when he knocked the ball out of WR Reggie Wayne’s hands…Tied a career-high when he tallied seven tackles vs. San Francisco, Sept. 30…Registered a career-high seven tackles starting in place of Revis at Pittsburgh, Sept. 16…Made his third career interception when he lunged out in front of WR David Nelson to pick off a QB Ryan Fitzpatrick pass in the second quarter vs. Buffalo, Sept. 9…Posted three solo tackles and two special teams stops vs. Kansas City, Sept. 23. 2011 – Posted 42 tackles (36 solo), a career-high seven passes defensed, the first two interceptions of his career and two special teams stops…Registered the second interception of his career when he caught a deflected QB Rex Grossman pass with 0:28 remaining at Washington, Dec. 4…Recorded the first interception of his career when he stepped in front of a QB Philip Rivers pass in the fourth quarter. The pick set up a 30-yard field goal to give the Jets a 27-21 lead with 1:40 remaining. 2010 – Played in all 16 regular season contests, logging six starts and finishing with 19 tackles, five passes defensed and three special teams stops. Appeared in all three postseason games…Started first-career NFL game vs. Baltimore, Sept. 14, and registered three solo tackles and two passes defensed, the first coming when he deflected a pass intended for Anquan Boldin in the end zone.
COLLEGE – Played in 50 career games at Boise State from 2006-09, with starts in the last 45 at cornerback…Recorded 11 interceptions, two for touchdowns (one was a 71-yard interception return), 27 passes defensed, 160 tackles (126 solo), two sacks, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and a blocked kick…45 consecutive starts was the longest streak among active Boise State players…Returned 63 punts for 793 yards (12.6 avg.) and three TDs…63 punt returns rank as third-most in school history…His average of 12.59 yards per return rank as fourth-highest career mark in school history…As a senior in 2009, earned second-team All-American (The NFL Draft Report, Associated Press and Walter Camp Football Foundation), when he recorded 43 tackles (31 solo), one sack and three interceptions, two for touchdowns…Returned 24 punts for 250 yards for an average of 10.42…League coaches first-team All-WAC choice…Added Academic All-WAC accolades…Named to the preseason watch lists for the Chuck Bednarik Award (top defensive player), Bronko Nagurski Award (top defensive player), and Jim Thorpe Award (top defensive back)…Majored in communications.
PERSONAL – Helped lead Piscataway (NJ) HS to three-straight state championships, undefeated seasons in 2002 and 2004, and a 33-3 overall record…Named Most Valuable Player of the New Jersey state football championship game as a junior and senior.