5 Damien Wilson  
Damien Wilson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Gloster, Miss.

High School:
Amite County HS

Last College:
Jones County CC

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 240

Position:
LB

Experience:
1 Letter

Major:
Business and Marketing Education


08/18/2014

Fall Camp '14: Linebackers Preview

Damien Wilson and De'Vondre Campbell will lead returning linebackers

08/27/2013

Gophers Release Depth Chart, Injury Report

Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29

09/11/2014

Brick by Brick 2014: Ep. 4

In this episode, we profile two of the breakout stars of last year's Gopher team, David Cobb and Damien Wilson.

09/05/2014

Brick by Brick 2014: Ep. 3

This Brick by Brick episode takes you behind the scenes of Minnesota's season opener vs. Eastern Illinois.

10/21/2013

Minnesota Tops Northwestern

Aided by three turnovers, the Gopher football team defeated Northwestern, 20-17.

10/11/2014

Football vs Northwestern 10.11.14

Football vs Northwestern 10.11.14

12/27/2013

Texas Bowl: Minnesota vs. Syracuse 12.27.13

Texas Bowl: Minnesota vs. Syracuse 12.27.13

10/19/2013

Minnesota @ Northwestern

USATSI

09/21/2013

Gophers vs. San Jose State: Sept. 21, 2013

Photos from the Gophers football game vs. San Jose State on Sept. 21, 2013 at TCF Bank Stadium

09/14/2013

Gophers vs. Western Illinois: Sept. 14, 2013

Photos from the Gophers vs. Western Illinois football game at TCF Bank Stadium, Sept. 14, 2013

Photo Gallery

Game-By-Game Stats (PDF)
2014
2013

2014 • SENIOR SEASON: Led team with 10 tackles, broke up one pass and notched .5 sack against Eastern Illinois • led team with 14 tackles, including one sack, and also recorded his first career interception against Middle Tennessee • tied for team lead with 11 tackles at TCU and also registered .5 tackle-for-loss • paced team with nine tackles against San Jose State and also forced one fumble, recovered one fumble and tallied one tackle-for-loss • made a team-leading seven tackles at Michigan • notched a team-high 15 tackles, including 1.5 tackles-for-loss, against Northwestern• named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week by the conference (Oct. 13) and College Sports Madness • led the team with 10 tackles and broke up one pass against Purdue • recovered a fumble and recorded 10 tackles (team-high eight solo), including a career-high 3.5 tackles-for-loss, at Illinois.

2013 • JUNIOR SEASON: Played in 13 games and started 12 • second on the team with 78 tackles • recorded 5.5 tackles-for-loss and one sack. Game-by-Game: Started and made his Minnesota debut against UNLV where he recorded seven tackles • made eight tackles, which included one sack, at New Mexico State • recorded three tackles against Western Illinois • totaled five tackles against San Jose State • tied for the team lead in solo tackles (6), tackles (10) and made one tackle-for-loss against Iowa • led team with eight tackles at Michigan, including 1.5 tackles-for-loss • tallied two solo tackles at Northwestern • made four tackles, including one for a loss, against Nebraska • made three tackles at Indiana and seven against Penn State • totaled eight tackles against Wisconsin and five at Michigan State • notched eight tackles against Syracuse.

PREVIOUS SCHOOL: Transferred from Jones County Community College • led team to 6-3 record and anchored a defense that allowed only 18.1 points per game • led the Mississippi Association of Community & Junior Colleges (MACJC) and was fourth in the nation with 122 tackles (76 solo) as a sophomore • posted six tackles for loss, two sacks and two pass breakups • named Most Valuable Defensive Player for Region 23, the MACJC's South Division Most Valuable Defensive Back, All-MACJC South Division first-team and All-Region 23 • recognized as the national Defensive Player of the Year by NationalUnderslassmen.com • coached by Ray Perkins • transferred to JCJC from Alcorn State University prior to his sophomore year • signed National Letter of Intent during the 2012 December signing period • enrolled and started classes in January 2013 and participated in spring practice.

PERSONAL: Born May 28, 1993 • son of Patricia Wilson • cousin of Minnesota running back David Cobb.