Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
2012: Returning starting offensive guard ... preseason All-ACC selection by Athlon Sports (3rd team), Lindy’s Sports (3rd team) and Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (4th team) ... very physical lineman ... has shown marked improvement over the course of his brief tenure ... ... post-season honors candidate ... in 12 career games (12 starts), has played 926 snaps ... in the program’s post-spring strength and conditioning evaluation, ranked among the offensive line leaders in vertical jump (2nd; 30.5”), broad jump (2nd; 8’7”), power clean (t2nd; 319 lbs.), squat lift (t3rd; 500 lbs.), 225-pound bench press repetitions (4th; 21) and bench press lift (t4th; 375 lbs.) ... in May, 2012, joined nine teammates on a mission trip to Langano, Ethiopia for water well-digging project ... one of five current Duke offensive linemen to have earned Academic All-ACC honors.
2011: First team Freshman All-America pick by Sporting News ... Academic All-ACC selection ... ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week choice after helping Duke throw for 335 yards with zero turnovers and zero sacks allowed in a 31-27 road win over FIU ... started all 12 games at right guard ... became just the sixth first team Freshman All-America choice in school history, joining Tony Benjamin (1973), Carl McGee (1975), Michael Tauiliili (2005), Kyle Hill (2008) and Conner Vernon (2009) ... finished second on the team in total snaps played (926) behind Perry Simmons (927) ... played 70+ snaps in all 12 weeks including a season-best 102 versus Wake Forest ... helped Duke rank among the ACC leaders in both passing offense (2nd) and sacks allowed per passing attempt (3rd) ... aided a Blue Devil passing attack that had four players catch 40+ passes for just the second time in school history and first time since 1982 ... part of a Duke line that opened holes for 19 rushing TDs, a total that matched the program’s highest total since 1995.
2010: Did not see game action.
Prior to Duke: Lettered four seasons at Lane Technical High School under coach Rich Rio ... All-America choice by SuperPrep ... listed as the 23rd-best offensive guard in the nation by Scout.com ... named the 26th-top offensive line prospect in the nation by SuperPrep ... charted as the 29th-best offensive guard in the country and the 12th-top overall prospect in Illinois by Rivals.com ... tabbed as the 20th-best offensive tackle in the country by USA Today’s Tom Lemming ... all-state selection as a senior by both the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association and Chicago Tribune ... team MVP as a senior ... two-time all-city pick ... four-time first team all-conference selection ... helped Lane to the 2008 Chicago Public League football championship ... also lettered in track and field ... at the 2009 Chicago Public League track and field championship meet, placed first in the discus (140-06) and second in the shot put ... in the 2009 Illinois 3A state championship track and field meet, threw personal bests of 141-1 in the discus and 47-7 in the shot put to place 17th and 22nd, respectfully, in the preliminary heats.
Personal: Son of Audrey Wilson ... born February 9, 1992 ... double majoring in evolutionary anthropology and psychology.