Wilson was one of seven former Seminoles inducted into the Florida State Athletics Hall of Fame last night in a ceremony at the University Center. He was joined by Mike Augustine (baseball), Jeff Bray (track and field), Danielle Cox (softball), Dr. Cecile Reynaud (volleyball coach), Bob Shave (golf) and Dennis Boyle (Moore-Stone Award).
One of a handful of true freshmen to play on the '93 national championship team, Wilson came into his own as a sophomore, leading the ACC in sacks. He was an All-ACC selection as a junior and senior, when he capped his career with a brilliant season. Wilson registered 105 tackles - unheard of for a defensive lineman - to go with 13.5 sacks, as he became the school's career sacks leader (35.5).
Teaming with fellow defensive end Peter Boulware - their M.O. was "Meet me there, or beat me there" - they combined for 32.5 sacks in '96, and were both consensus All-Americans. It's the only time in modern college football history that one school produced both All-American defensive ends in the same season.
Wilson was one of four Seminoles selected in the first round of the 1997 NFL Draft, when he was chosen 14th overall by the Cincinnati Bengals. He enjoyed a seven-year career, which culminated with the Tampa Bay Bucs.