Ricky Wilson
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    Ricky Wilson

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Port Arthur, Texas

    High School:
    Lincoln

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 180

    Position:
    Cornerback

    Birthdate:
    01/03/1984

    Experience:
    1L

    2003 Conference USA All-Freshman Team, Kick Returner

    2003 Conference USA All-Freshman Team, Cornerback

    One of the fastest Cougars... returns to the fray after sitting out last season... makes the switch to wide receiver to take advantage of his explosiveness... enjoyed a productive spring and is listed as one of the Cougars' top five receivers heading into the fall... should have no problem adjusting to the other side of the ball... will continue top role as the Cougars' number-one return man... is one of the top returners in Conference USA... will also take a stab at returning punts... should be a candidate for honors this season... 2004: Sat out last season but practiced with the team... 2003: Competed in all 13 games with a pair of starts against Army and Louisville... was third on team with two interceptions... led the Cougars with a 26.1 kickoff return average... his average is sixth-best all-time in UH history... started the second half of the Cougars' season-opening win over Rice on a tremendous note... returned the second-half kickoff 73 yards in his collegiate debut... returned three kickoffs for 62 yards and added a 26-yard effort at No. 5 Michigan... helped lead the Cougar defense with a pair of interceptions against Mississippi State... made one solo tackle and returned a kick 23 yards at East Carolina in front of a nationally-televised audience on ESPN2.. returned three kickoffs, including a 41-yard long and added two solo tackles at Tulane... made only two tackles against No. 15 TCU but forced a fumble... finished with nine tackles, including four solo, against Southern Miss in UH's Homecoming game... returned a Louisville kickoff 100 yards and finished the day with five kickoff returns for 176 yards, the highest individual yardage total in the history of the UH-Louisville series... returned three kickoffs for 84 yards, including a best of 36 yards at Hawai'i during the Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl... made two tackles with a 15-yard sack against the Warriors... High School: Starred at Lincoln High School in Port Arthur, Texas... rated #42 player in Texas by Max Emfinger... rated #26 in Texas by TexasPrep Super 60... a member of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Top 100 team... rated as the No. 21 prospect in the state by recruiting analyst David Garvin... rated as the No. 16 DB in the country by Superprep recruiting magazine... was the 75th best cornerback in the country (Couchscout.com)... rated 69th best athlete in the country according to Rivals100.com... was on the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Top 100 team... was a three-year First-Team, All-District...also a three-year member of Port Arthur and Beaumont super teams... Newcomer-of-the-year and a three-year All-State defensive back... caught 13 passes for 405 yards (31.2 ypr) and five touchdowns... returned 18 punts for 218 yards and two TDs while logging 63 tackles, 21 pass breakups, four interceptions and a fumble recovery... helped lead high school to the Class 4A Division II playoffs... finished fourth in the 2001 Class 4A state track meet in the long jump (23'5.25") and fifth with the LHS 400M relay team (41.06)... took second in the long jump as a sophomore (24'2.5") and fourth in the 400 relay and was an All-American long jumper... Personal: Born January 3, 1984, in Galveston... also recruited by Texas, Florida, Florida State and Texas Tech... majoring in kinesiology.

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