Junior from Bakersfield becomes the first Bulldog to collect Mountain West Player of the Week accolades this year
Fresno State grabs first Las Vegas Bowl weekly honor of 2014 behind linebacker Kyrie Wilson
Steady rushing attack and defensive interception leads to 56-16 win
Fresno State spread the wealth, with three quarterbacks throwing touchdown passes to four receivers.
'Dogs survive four second-half turnovers to defeat Hawai'i 42-37
Fall Camp - Aug. 21 (Courtesy of Kiel Maddox)
Football at Boise State, 10/17/14, Photos by Geoff Thurner, Copyright 2014.
Fresno State defeats Southern Utah; photos by Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
2014 (Junior): Started all 14 games at inside linebacker ... ranked third on the team with 90 tackles, recording 52 solo stops and 38 assisted ... had 6.5 tackles for a loss and one sack ... forced two fumbles on the season and had two interceptions ... was named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week after his Nov. 8 game against San Jose State when he had six solo tackles, a season-high two tackles for a loss and one interception ... recorded a career-high 13 tackles at No. 15 USC in the season opener ... had 10-tackle games on the road at New Mexico and at Boise State ... led the Bulldogs in tackles three times on the season.
2013 (Sophomore): Started all 13 games at inside linebacker ... tied for second on the team with 87 tackles - 52 of which were solo stops ... had 3.5 sacks and 5.0 tackles for a loss on the season ... recorded six pass breakups, one quarterback hurry and one forced fumble that came in the San Jose State game, Nov. 29 ... had a season-high 11 tackles at Hawai'i, Sept. 28, when eight of his 11 were solo stops ... had six or more tackles in 10-of-13 games ... recorded seven tackles and two sacks in the Mountain West Championship game victory over Utah State.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in all 13 games during his redshirt freshman season ... had 20 tackles and 2.5 tackles for a loss ... recorded two pass breakups, one quarterback hurry and blocked Fresno State's only punt of the season on Oct. 27 at New Mexico ... had a season-high six tackles on Nov. 3 against Hawai'i.
2011 (Freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Two-way player ... during high school career recorded 40 receptions, 629 receiving yards, 15.7 yards per reception and six touchdowns as a tight end ... Southwest Yosemite League Defensive MVP as a senior... All-Southwest Yosemite Linebacker as a junior... three-star recruit according to Rivals.com and ranked No. 100 at his position nationally.
Personal: Born in Fresno, Calif. ... parents are Rochelle Barnette and Dotwan Wilson ... has two brothers, Treyvon and Trinity ... enjoys hanging out with friends ... lists his favorite athlete as Michael Vick ... admires his mother the most because she is always there for him ... recruited by Nevada, Oregon, USC and Washington State ... chose Fresno State because all his family lives here and they will be able to come see him play ... majoring in criminology-corrections.
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