2006: All-America and 2006 Thorpe Award candidate C.J. Wilson is slated to start at cornerback for the second consecutive season ... Rated as the nation's 12th-best cornerback by The Sporting News in its 2006 preseason magazine ... With five career picks, the senior needs five interceptions in his final Green and Gold campaign to crack Baylor's all-time list ... One of five returning Bear defenders with double-digit career starts under their belt, Wilson has 13 starts on his Baylor resume and is listed No. 1 on the depth chart at cornerback.
2005: One of six Baylor defenders to start every game in 2005, Wilson earned first-team All-Big 12 honors from Collegefootballnews.com, the Houston Chronicle, Austin American-Statesman, San Antonio Express-News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Waco Tribune-Herald, second-team recognition from both The Dallas Morning News and The Associated Press, honorable mention from the league's coaches as a junior ... Finished No. 7 on the squad in tackles with 45 stops, including 33 solos, one tackle for loss and a fumble recovery ... Also recorded a team-high five interceptions and his five pass breakups were No. 3 on squad ... Shared the Big 12 lead and tied for ninth nationally with five interceptions on the season (0.45 ipg) ... Tied for seventh in Big 12 with 0.91 passes defended ... Helped the Baylor defense rank No. 3 in the Big 12 and No. 13 nationally in pass efficiency defense with a 106.2 rating ... His five picks were the most by a Baylor defender since Derrick Cash had a like number in 2001 ... Registered six (five interceptions and one fumble recovery) of Baylor's 29 turnovers on the year ... Had a career-long 38-yard interception return at Oklahoma, the longest for a Bear since Cash's 60-yarder vs. Samford in 2002 ... Three of his five picks came away from home ... Registered two or more tackles in every 2005 start, five or more six times ... Had a career-high tying six tackles twice -- against Nebraska (four solos) and at Iowa State (four solos) ... Totaled five tackles (four solos) vs. No. 2 Texas ... Posted five tackles (one solo), one interception and a pass breakup against No. 16 Texas Tech ... Credited with five tackles, all solos, one pick and his first career TFL (4 yards lost) on a career-high 108 snaps at Oklahoma ... Also had five tackles (two solos) at Army ... Recorded his first career interception and a career-best three pass breakups vs. Samford ... One of eight Bears to play at least 700 downs in 2005, he ranked fourth among Baylor defenders with 792 snaps played ... Selected Baylor's best defensive skill player ... Earned third varsity letter.
2004: Played in all 11 games and made two starts as a sophomore to receive second letter ... Had 22 tackles, 19 of which were solos, to rank No. 11 on the squad ... Tallied seven multi-tackle efforts on the year and was No. 4 on the team in pass breakups with three ... Also had a fumble recovery, a forced fumble and a quarterback hurry to his credit ... Tallied a then-career-high tying four tackles (all solo) at No. 25 Oklahoma State ... Also recorded three tackles in three other games ... Made first career start against Texas State and started the Missouri contest ... Had first career fumble recovery at UAB and first pass breakup at No. 5 Texas ... His fumble recovery was one of only four the Bears' recovered for year ... Played 509 snaps.
2003: Appeared in all 12 games for the Bears as a true freshman to earn his first varsity letter ... Credited with 13 tackles, including nine solos ... Ten tackles came in the year's last four games ... Then-career-best four tackles at No. 1 Oklahoma, included two solos ... Also made three tackles, all solos, at Kansas State, and had two solo tackles vs. Oklahoma State.
High School: Terrell High School, Terrell, Texas ... Named District 16-4A Defensive Player of the Year, helping the Tigers to a runner-up district finish and a 9-2 record ... Had 37 tackles, six interceptions and seven pass breakups in 2002 as a first-team all-district selection ... Named to Texas Super Team honor squad by Texas Football magazine and was a Texas Top 300 selection by the same publication ... Also caught nine passes for 102 yards and a touchdown ... Did not play football as a junior ... Focused on basketball and track early in prep career ... Two-time all-district honoree in basketball ... District champion and regional qualifier in the high jump as a senior ... Named the 2003 Terrell Tribune Co-Athlete of the Year ... Also earned T-Award for citizenship ... Listed in Who's Who Among American High Students, High School Athletes and High School Scholars ... Coached by Tom Ed Gooden at the District 16-4A school.
Personal: The son of Gerald Runnells and Sandra Wilson, Gerald Dwayne Wilson was born April 2, 1985, in Dallas ... History major.
WILSON'S Single-Game Bests
Tackles: 6, twice
Solo Tackles: 5 at Oklahoma, Oct. 22, 2005
Tackles for Loss: 1 at Oklahoma, Oct. 22, 2005
Interceptions: 1, five times
Pass Breakups: 3 vs. Samford, Sept. 10, 2005