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Derrus Wilson Athlete Profile

#5 Derrus Wilson

Derrus Wilson
Position: Cornerback Height: 5-8 Weight: 182 Roster Years: 2000-2001 Hometown: Forest Hill, TX Last School: Blinn Junior College


Born in Fort Worth, Texas ... parents are Willie and Patricia Wilson ... majoring in business with a minor in education ... recruited by Hawai'I, New Mexico State and Arkansas State.

Before BYU

A three-year letter-winner at Everman High School in Everman, Texas ... earned second-team all-district honors as a running back following his junior season ... named first-team all-district as a senior at both running back and cornerback ... Earned coaches' leadership award and Offensive MVP honors.

Other College

An honorable-mention all-conference cornerback at Blinn Junior College ... recorded 27 tackles and 11 pass breakups ... produced two touchdowns off fumble recoveries.


Year     Gms   UT   AT   TOT   INT   YDS   BrUp
2000 10 12 7 19 1 6 2

2000 | Junior Year

Credited with stats in 10 games as a junior ... recorded 19 tackles, including 12 solos ... had one interception (vs. UNLV) and was credited with a six-yard return ... recorded two pass breakups ... produced a season-high four tackles against Colorado State ... earned coaches' award for performances against Mississippi State and UNLV.

2001 | Senior Year

Played in 13-of-13 regular-season games for the Cougars...contributed with eight tackles on the season, including six solo takedowns...a member of the 2001 MWC Championship team...helped BYU to a 12-2 record during the season, including a streak of 12 straight wins.