Bio for the newest Jet – S Tracy Wilson Craig Thomas
S Tracy Wilson – 6-2, 203 – Northern Illinois
Member of the Huskies’ 2010 Leadership Council.
2010: Projected starter played in eight games and started three at strong safety as a junior. Sidelined, then slowed, much of the season by a severe hamstring injury suffered in the Illinois game (9-18). Did not play at all during a five-game stretch (Sept. 25 to Oct. 23), returned for one series versus Western Michigan (10-30), then sat out the Toledo (11-9) game before returning to action for the final four games. Totaled 35 tackles, 15 solo, recovered two fumbles and picked off one pass. Led the Huskie defense in tackles with 10 stops, six solo, in the season opener at Iowa State (9-2), while recording his first career interception. Picked off Cyclone QB Austen Arnaud and returned the ball 26 yards to the ISU 23-yard line just before halftime. Recorded a game and career-high 13 tackles, including a half tackle for loss, against North Dakota (9-11). Made three stops at Illinois before the injury. Tallied three tackles and recovered a fumble at Ball State (11-20). Credited with four tackles and a fumble recovery versus Eastern Michigan (11-26). Had a pair of tackles in the Humanitarian Bowl game versus Fresno State (12-18).
2009: Started all 13 games at safety. Led Northern Illinois with 93 tackles while logging more snaps than any other NIU defender. Posted his third double-digit tackle performance with a game-high 10 stops versus Central Michigan (11-27). NIU’s leading tackler in six games, and made a career and team season high 11 tackles at Wisconsin (9-5). Earned NIU defensive skill player of the week honors for the Wisconsin game, and again versus Ball State (11-12) when he had seven tackles. Consistent and reliable safety who totaled at least seven tackles in 10 of the Huskies 13 games. Made four tackles and had a season-high two pass break ups against Eastern Michigan (11-5). Compiled eight stops each in games against Purdue (9-19) and Idaho (9-26), while tallying a tackle-for-loss against Purdue. Had 10 stops, including four solo stops, versus Western Illinois (9-12). Totaled seven stops each in games against Western Michigan (10-3), Miami (10-24), Akron (10-31), Ball State (10-12) and South Florida (1-3). Also was credited with a tackle for loss and a pass breakup versus the Broncos. Had two tackles against Toledo (10-17) and five tackles at Ohio (11-21)
2008: Played in all 13 games at safety, including a start against Miami (OH) (10-11). Ranked fourth among defensive backs with 43 tackles, including 22 solo and one for loss. Totaled career-highs with seven tackles and four unassisted stops versus Toledo (10-18). Made six tackles against the RedHawks. Accumulated four tackles, including one TFL, in the Independence Bowl against Louisiana Tech (12-28). Made at least four tackles in seven of eight games from 9-27 (Eastern Michigan) through 11-18 (Kent State). Against the Golden Flashes, made four tackles and recovered a fumble that he returned 12 yards. Tallied three tackles and a pass break-up against Indiana State (9-20). Also had four tackles each against Eastern Michigan, Tennessee (10-4), Ball State (11-5) and Central Michigan (11-12)
High School: Earned honorable mention all-state honors as a senior and as a junior. Named the Northwest Indiana Times 2006 Offensive Player of the Year as a quarterback. Selected to first team all-area squad following his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons and was named team MVP all three years. Picked up the team Offensive Player of the Year Award following his junior and senior seasons and was the Pioneers’ Defensive Player of the Year at safety as a sophomore and junior. Helped lead St. Francis DeSales to their first playoff appearance in school history in 2006. Tallied 106 tackles, a pair of quarterback sacks and two interceptions as a senior while throwing for 1,825 yards and 25 TDs and rushing for 1,575 yards and 19 scores. Recorded 326 tackles, 16 sacks, five forced fumbles, four recovered fumbles, 11 interceptions, and one blocked kick in his career. As a quarterback, threw for 4,030 career yards with 47 touchdowns and ran for 3,565 yards and 38 touchdowns. A four-year letterwinner in football who also played basketball (four years) and baseball (two years) and was an all-league choice in hoops.
Personal: Born Feb. 27, 1989. Son of Deborah Hayes. Majoring in sociology.