Oct 5, 2013; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Georgia State Panthers wide receiver Albert Wilson (2) carries against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the second quarter at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia State WR Albert Wilson Named All-American Honorable Mention


The most prolific player in Georgia State’s short football history brought home another accolade when senior wide receiver Albert Wilson was named All-American Honorable Mention by SI.com as an all-purpose player.

A list of some of Wilson’s notable accomplishments can be found at GSU’s official athletic site.

He set GSU season records with 71 catches for 1,177 yards and eight touchdowns, along with 2,283 all-purpose yards, breaking his own record in each category. He averaged 23.5 yards on kickoff returns and was the Panthers’ third-leading rusher.

Wilson has a chance to be just the third NFL player in Georgia State’s short tenure of four years of playing the sport. The 5’9 offensive weapon was also named First Team All-Conference by the Sun Belt recently. While he is not (quite) the household name nationally that you would expect for someone with this type of recognition, Wilson’s NFL prospects are legitimate, simply because of his pure physical gifts and potential versatility.

Hopefully, there will be more players like Wilson on the Georgia State campus very, very soon.

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