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8 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Dillon Wilson

In which BracketCat counts down the eighth day until kickoff with a profile of kicker Dillon Wilson.



#8 Dillon Wilson
Redshirt Senior
5-11 | 184
Midlothian, Texas


Position: Kicker

Previous College: None

Projection: Third-String

Status: On Scholarship

Dillon Scott Wilson (b. May 21, 1993) is a place-kicker entering his fifth year in the program who will continue to compete for kickoff and placement duties, but has yet to make an actual kick in a real, live Division I football game.

Wilson redshirted in 2011 and did not see any game action as a member of the scout team in 2012, 2013 or 2014, and the rise of sophomore Matthew McCrane seems to close the door to Wilson's ever making a meaningful kick.

He was 6 of 8 on field goals with a long of 44 during his senior year at Midlothian High School under head coach Lee Wigington. He made 7 of 7, with a long of 47, as a junior.

Wilson was named one of the Top 100 overall recruits in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He also was named to PrepStar magazine's All-Midlands Region team and was the school's Special Teams Player of the Year in 2009.

ESPN rated him the No. 29 kicker in his class. Rivals and Scout had him in the top 20.