Richard Wilson Athlete Profile

#18 Richard Wilson

Position: Tight End Height: 6-3 Weight: 245 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2009-2013 Hometown: Spanish Fork, UT Last School: Spanish Fork High School

Career Summary

Richard Wilson came to BYU ranked the No. 4 tight end prospect in the nation by ESPN.com. He played in 44 games and started in eight while lettering all four years as a Cougar. He totaled 24 catches for 308 yards and two touchdowns during his career. Wilson caught a career-long 35-yard pass that contributed to a season-high 66 yards on three receptions against San Jose State as a sophomore. He helped BYU to a No. 14 national ranking in total offense in 2013. See the season summary tabs below and the stats tabs for more details. 

Personal

  • Parents are Mark and Maryann
  • Exercise and wellness major
  • Eagle Scout
  • Favorite athlete is LeBron James
  • Also recruited by LSU, Utah, Miami, Tennessee, Stanford and Boise State, among others

Before BYU

  • First-team All-State tight end and Daily Herald Elite 11 selection in 2008
  • Rated the No. 4 tight end prospect in the nation by ESPN.com
  • Runs good routes, has good hands and can catch the ball away from his frame
  • Had 43 catches for 845 yards and 11 touchdown receptions as a senior
  • Ran for 98 yards and two touchdowns
  • Recorded 30 tackles and three sacks
  • Had 46 catches for 700 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior
  • Named tight end MVP at BYU camp
  • Rated the No. 5 overall prospect in Utah by Rivals.com
  • Also lettered in basketball and track
  • Coached by Matt Christensen


2009 | Redshirt Year

  • Contributed to the scout team at linebacker

2010 | Freshman Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a freshman
  • Played in 12 games, starting in three
  • Caught five receptions for 61 total yards on the season
  • Had three catches for 45 yards in the season-opener vs. Washington
  • Caught two passes for 16 yards vs. UTEP in the New Mexico Bowl

2011 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a sophomore
  • Played in first seven games of the season before suffering a season-ending knee injury
  • Started games against Utah State and Oregon State
  • Had 11 catches for 130 yards and a touchdown
  • Season-high 66 yards on three receptions and first-career touchdown against San Jose State

2012 | Junior Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a junior
  • Played in 12 games
  • Had seven catches for 102 yards
  • Season-high 32 yard catch against Weber State

2013 | Senior Year

  • His first reception of the year was a 15-yard TD vs Idaho State
  • Played in all 13 games