2008 Senior Day Tribute: Ellix Wilson

Ellix Wilson

Why.

You know some days I think that John Chavis could even turn me into an NFL linebacker. I mean, I'm practically a linebacker already except without the height, build, muscles, endurance, athletic ability, or football knowledge, but under John Chavis' direction, I'm gold.

If you have any ability whatsoever, like Ellix Wilson, Chavis will actually send you into the NFL. Nobody really knows how to pronounce this guy's name. The media guide says "EL-ix." Some other official publication that I've since forgotten says EEE-lix. I've heard coaches call him both, including Chavis at different times. Chavis calling him both, I mean, not that coaches call Ellix Chavis, although I'm sure that could happen, too, especially if Lou Holtz or Bobby Denton are around.

Anyway, what was I saying? Oh yeah, EEE-EL-ix played in 12 games as a true freshman and then sat out most of 2005 (good choice, son!) with a knee injury. In 2006, Wilson played in 13 games, and in 2007, he played in 14 games as the first backup LB in and started the bowl game. In addition to racking up tackles, Wilson also blocked a punt against Georgia. Seems like we're always doing that, doesn't it?

This season, Wilson has started every game except the one against Northern Illinois. If I'm counting tackles correctly, he's had 80 total tackles (45 solo), including four for a loss. He's also had a sack, two "passes defended," three quarterback hurries, and an interception and return for three yards.

Bully for EEE-EL-ix and Chief.

Games
Played
Int. Ret.
Punt Ret.
Kickoff
Ret.
Tackles
No
Yds
TD
No
Yds
TD
No
Yds
TD
Ast
Solo
Asst
Loss
Solo
Loss
Loss
Yds
49
1
3
0
1
6
0
1
17
0
47
76
3
8
42
Sacks
Passes
Defended
QB Hurries
Blocked
Kicks
Ast
Solo
Yards
2
3
28
3
5
1
X
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