Willie Idlette
Willie  Idlette

Chattanooga, TN

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 175

Wide Receiver





Football - ACC Championship

ACC Football Championship - Wake Forest vs. Georgia Tech

  • Final Bio in PDF Format

    2006: Played in all 14 games and started 11 contests... one of Wake Forest's top big-play threats... ranked fourth in the ACC, averaging 9.2 yards per punt return... the team's second-leading receiver with 37 catches for 511 yards and three receiving touchdowns... carried 25 times for 125 yards and one touchdown... ranked second on the team with 873 all-purpose yards, the only Deacon to register yardage as a rusher, receiver, punt returner and kick returner... made arguably the most important reception of the season, a 45-yard grab in the fourth quarter of the ACC Championship Game that set upthe game-winning field goal... tied a career-high six receptions in his final collegiate game, in the FedEx Orange Bowl against Louisville, for a career-best 91 yards... caught a touchdown pass from Ben Mauk in the season opener against Syracuse... hauled in a touchdown catch against Clemson... made a 49-yard touchdown reception at Maryland... rushed for a touchdown against Boston College... had at least one reception of 25 or more yards in each of his final four games for the Deacs.

    2005: Played in 11 games as a reserve wide receiver and as the team's punt returner... ranked 11th in the ACC and 89th nationally in punt returns (4.0 ypr)... made 10 catches for 86 yards on the season, including a long of 36... returned 24 punts for 94 yards... had one kickoff return for 12 yards... made one catch on the first drive of the season in the opener against Vanderbilt, but injured a hamstring and did not return... made one catch at Nebraska for four yards and returned three punts for an average of 7.7 yards... returned six punts against East Carolina for an average of 5.3 yards... returned two punts for 12 yards in the Maryland game... had a season-high four catches at Florida State for 35 yards... made two catches at Boston College for 17 yards... returned one punt against the Eagles for minus-10 yards... returned three punts in the NC State game for a 5.7 yard average... had a 23-yard reception at Duke and returned four punts for nine yards... at Georgia Tech, returned two punts for 12 yards... caught one pass for seven yards and returned three punts for one yard in the finale against Miami... was a part of the Wake Forest's 4x400 track relay team that won the ACC Indoor Championship.

    2004: Played in 10 games, and made four starts against Clemson, East Carolina, North Carolina A&T and NC State... made six catches for 115 yards and one touchdown... rushed 13 times for 59 yards... was the team's primary punt returner... averaged 4.7 yards per return and had a long of 20... caught a 40-yard, game-winning touchdown with 1:07 to go against Boston College... had two catches for 51 yards at East Carolina... made two receptions against Clemson for 21 yards... had a three-yard catch against Florida State... missed the Duke game due to injury.

    2003: Burst onto the scene quickly in his debut season... named a Scripps/FWAA Freshman All-America at the all-purpose position... also tabbed an All-ACC Freshman by The Sporting News... finished the year as the ACC's top freshman in all-purpose yardage, ranking 11th overall with 92.4 yards per game... also the top rookie (and fifth overall) in the league in punt returns... ranked ninth in kickoff returns... set new WFU redshirt freshman records in all-purpose yards (1,109), receptions (32), rushing average (5.7 ypc) and touchdowns scored (4)... saw action in all 12 games, starting seven... scored a touchdown on a 75-yard rush the first time he touched the ball as a collegian at Boston College... returned a punt 50 yards for a TD against NC State... finished with 100 all-purpose yards against the `Pack... started and caught three passes for 39 yards and had 89 all-purpose yards against Purdue... rushed for 49 yards and a TD on nine carries against East Carolina... also caught two passes, returned two punts and returned one kickoff against the Pirates... earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors for his all-purpose performance versus ECU... caught a career-high six passes for 49 yards and returned two kickoffs for 30 yards at Virginia... also rushed for 43 yards on six carries against the Cavaliers... led the Demon Deacons with five catches and recorded a career-high 67 receiving yards against Georgia Tech... also returned two punts and three kickoffs... had a TD on three yards rushing and one reception for six yards at Duke... also returned two punts and one kickoff against the Blue Devils... ran the ball five times for 42 yards and caught two passes for 24 yards against Clemson... ran for 38 yards and caught four passes for 35 yards at North Carolina, but also fumbled twice against the Tar Heels... caught four passes for 26 yards against Connecticut... had two catches for 11 yards and a 20.0 kickoff return average (on four returns) against Maryland.

    2002: Redshirted the season as a true freshman.

    Background: An outstanding all-around athlete who played defensive back and quarterback in football, point guard in basketball and was a standout performer on the track team at Baylor... rushed for 2,846 yards, passed for 667 yards and was responsible for 39 touchdowns in two seasons at quarterback... a two-time all-state selection and finalist for Mr. Football in Tennessee... coached by David Bibee... clocked with 4.5 speed in the 40-yard dash... was the Tennessee state champion in the 100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters and was runner-up in the triple jump, long jump and decathlon... set school records in both the long jump and triple jump... a three-year starter in basketball, leading the team in assists and steals... earned all-region and all-state honors in hoops as a senior.

    Personal: Majoring in sociology... born March 3, 1984 in Chattanooga, Tenn.... son of Willie and Angela Idlette... has a younger brother, Wesley.

    Career Receiving Statistics
    	G-GS	Rec	Yds	Avg	TD	Lg
    2003	12-7	32	319	10.0	0	39
    2004	10-4	6	115	19.2	1	40
    2005	11-0	9	79	8.8	0	2
    2006	14-11	33	511	15.5	3	58
    Career	47-22	80	1024	12.8	4	58
    Receptions: 6 at Virginia, 9/27/03 and vs. Lousville 1/2/07
    Receiving Yards: 91 vs. Lousville 1/2/07

    Career Rushing Statistics G-GS Car Yds Avg TD Lg 2003 12-7 41 234 5.7 3 75 2004 10-4 13 59 4.5 0 22 2005 11-0 2 9 4.5 0 7 2006 14-11 23 99 4.3 1 30 Career 47-22 79 429 5.4 4 75 Carries: 9 vs. East Carolina, 9/20/03 Rushing Yards: 80 at Boston College, 8/30/03

    Career Kick Return Statistics Ret Yds Avg TD Lg 2003 20 410 20.5 0 39 2004 1 13 13.0 0 13 2005 1 12 12.0 0 13 2006 2 35 17.5 0 23 Career 24 470 19.6 0 39

    Career Punt Return Statistics Ret Yds Avg TD Lg 2003 21 146 7.0 1 50 2004 26 122 4.7 0 20 2005 24 96 4.0 0 15 2006 22 187 8.5 0 35 Career 93 552 5.9 1 50

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