Eugene Wilson III’s dad, Eugene Wilson II is a former professional football player who played as a safety in the NFL.
Wilson credits his parents especially his father as part of his success, as they have been his biggest motivation and are always there to support him.
Eugene Wilson III, a Florida freshman receiver, has made a lasting impression in his debut college season.
He earned recognition as a five-star recruit and was among the top players in his class.
During his high school senior season, Wilson delivered an impressive performance, with 40 receptions, 764 yards, and 11 touchdowns.
He chose the Florida Gators where he excelled in his freshman year. He showcased consistent skill in scoring touchdowns and making crucial receptions, setting freshman records at his college.
Wilson stands out among freshmen nationwide, ranking first in receptions per game.
His consistent performance includes catching at least six passes in every game since Week 3, a streak he has maintained for five consecutive games.
Moreover, Wilson became the second Florida freshman to receive this honor due to his outstanding performance.
Who Is Eugene Wilson II? Eugene Wilson III Dad
Eugene Wilson III’s dad Eugene W. Wilson II is a former professional football as a safety in the NFL.
Hailing from Merrillville, Indiana, Wilson attended Merrillville High School, where he excelled in both football and basketball.
Due to his impressive skills earned All-State recognition in football twice, with a senior-year accolade as the Conference’s Defensive Player of the Year.
On the basketball court, he displayed similar talent, receiving two All-Conference selections during his four-year varsity career.
Moving on to college, Wilson played football for the Illinois Fighting Illini.
His prowess on the field caught the attention of the New England Patriots, who drafted him in the second round of the 2003 NFL Draft.
He became part of the Patriots’ roster, contributing to their Super Bowl victories in XXXVIII (2003) and XXXIX (2004).
Throughout his NFL career, Wilson also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Houston Texans, although he clinched his two Super Bowl rings during his tenure with the Patriots.
Unfortunately, during one of his games with the Houston Texans, he got injured and was placed on Injured Reserve on November 24, 2009.
Eventually, on February 18, 2011, the Texans released Wilson from their roster.
Eugene Wilson III’s College Career
Standing 5′ 10 tall, Eugene Wilson’s impressive performance as a freshman receiver is undeniable.
He’s currently leading among true freshmen nationwide, ranking first in receptions per game (6.4) and third in receiving yards per game (59.4).
Since Week 3, he’s consistently caught at least six passes in every game, maintaining a streak of five in a row.
Interestingly, Wilson is the second Florida freshman to receive this recognition.
His teammate, safety Jordan Castell, was also honored for his remarkable performance in Week 3 against Tennessee, recording 10 tackles and one pass breakup.