News and notes from the Demon Deacons' first six practices
Played in 11 games, missing only the Army (Sept. 21) game ... Started the first three games of the year at left guard ... Played a reserve role on the offensive line the remainder of the season. 2012 (Sophomore)
Started the first six games of the year before suffering a broken leg at Maryland (Oct. 6) that ended his season ... Started at left guard for the season opener vs. Liberty (Sept. 1) before shifting to left tackle for the next four games due to injuries on the offensive line ... Shifted back to left guard for the Maryland game ... Saw action on 338 plays on the year, the sixth-most among the offensive linemen ... Ranked fifth on the line with 14.5 knockdowns ... Graded out at 76 percent for the season. 2011 (Redshirt Freshman)
Appeared in four games off the bench to earn his first varsity letter ... Served as the primary backup at left guard ... Saw his most extensive action of the year vs. Gardner-Webb (Sept. 17) ... Was in for eight plays against the Runnin' Bulldogs and recorded three knockdown blocks while grading out at 88 percent for the game. 2010 (True Freshman)
Redshirted the season.
Enrolled at Wake Forest in January 2010 and participated in spring practice ... Graduated from Pahokee (Fla.) High School in December 2009 ... Considered an outstanding defensive line prospect ... Had 58 tackles and 10 sacks on defense ... Named first team all-area on offense by the Palm Beach Post ... First team All-Palm Beach County selection at center ... Played for a Pahokee dynasty that won three straight state titles in 2006, 2007 and 2008 ... Rated the No. 67 defensive tackle recruit nationally by Rivals.com ... Timed at 4.9 in the 40 ... Played for Coach Blaze Thompson ... Graduate of the same high school as former Deacons Alphonso Smith, D.J. Boldin and Antonio Wilson ... Chose Wake Forest over West Virginia, Purdue, Tennessee, Louisville, Vanderbilt, Minnesota and Oklahoma State ... Recruited by Ray McCartney. Personal
Majoring in sociology ... Son of Gloria Wilson ... Born Nov. 5, 1991 in Pahokee, Fla.