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Rod Wilson biography

Date of birth : 1981-11-12
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Cross, South Carolina
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-01-11
Credited as : Football player NFL, linebacker for the Chicago Bears, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Rod Wilson is an American football linebacker for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League.

NFL Career:

PRO CAREER: Fifth-year pro has played in 36 career games heading into 2010 season, playing primarily on special teams… Spent time with Jacksonville and Tampa Bay after beginning his career with the Bears… Career totals include 12 tackles on defense and 30 special teams tackles…Participated in a career-high 15 games in 2007 notching a career-high 16 special teams tackles… Made NFL debut in 2006, appearing in the final 13 games of the regular season after being signed from practice squad… Suffered season-ending injury during pre-season of rookie campaign with Chicago.

2009 SEASON: Played in eight games for Tampa Bay… Finished with 2 special teams tackles… Placed on Injured Reserve (11/11).

2008 - Spent preseason with Chicago before being waived/injured on 8/22… Signed by Buccaneers on 12/17 and was inactive for the final two games 2007 - Appeared in a career-high 15 games for Chicago… Ranked third on the team with a career-high 16 special teams tackles. 2006 - Played in final 13 games of the regular season for Bears and two postseason games… Opened the season on the club’s practice squad… Finished with 10 tackles and 14 special teams stops. 2005 - Missed entire rookie season after suffering a knee injury during the preseason.


Four-year letterwinner at South Carolina (2000-04) playing 4 positions in 41 games played over 5 seasons… Finished career as an all-SEC LB after playing safety as a sophomore and junior, WR as a redshirt freshman and 1 game at QB as a true freshman… … Majored in retail.


Attended Cross (S.C.) H.S., playing football for coach Art Craig… South Carolina team captain in the Shrine Bowl... Rated the No. 5 QB in the Atlantic Region by Prep Star magazine... Totaled over 1,400 yards of total offense his senior year while passing for 10 TDs and rushing for 14 TDs... Rushed for 800 yards and threw for 750 yards... As a junior, passed for 1,110 yards and 10 TDs... Ran the wing-T and wishbone offense... Also played DB... Played basketball, baseball and ran track.

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