Smith Center, Kan.
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6-4 / 256
A bruising fullback who is a hard-nosed player and one of the toughest players in the Big 12... Viewed as one of the top fullbacks in the nation as he ranks third at the position among draft-eligible players by NFL.com.
2011: Played in every game, including five starts... Helped block for Collin Klein, who was fifth in the Big 12 and the third-leading quarterback in the nation in rushing... Rushed twice for three yards against Eastern Kentucky, while he had one carry for four yards and two receptions for 14 yards against Missouri.
2010: Started 11 games and appeared in all 13... Lead blocker for Daniel Thomas, who was ninth in the nation and tops in the Big 12 in rushing... Helped paved the way for a Wildcat rushing attack that gained 200.0 yards per game, which ranked second in the Big 12, 20th nationally and 10th in school history... Also had seven catches for 63 yards, while he scored his first career touchdown on a one-yard rush at North Texas... Hauled in a career high two passes for 18 yards against Nebraska... Grabbed another pass for five yards vs. Oklahoma State... Had a career-long 23-yard reception vs. Missouri State.
2009: A hard-nosed player who one of the best lead blockers in the Big 12... Saw time in all 12 games, including four starts... Helped the Wildcats average 179.9 rushing yards per game and a 4.3-yard average per carry... Also recorded four catches for 33 yards out of the backfield.
HIGH SCHOOL: A two-way player both at running back and defensive end who was a Kansas Top 11 selection and First Team KFBCA All-State selection in 2007... Smith Center scored 72 points in the first quarter of a game in 2007, a national high school record... Helped lead Smith Center to four consecutive undefeated seasons and state titles... Ran for 1,807 yards on 112 carries and 29 touchdowns as a senior... His 65 total tackles on defense helped the Redmen shut out their first 11 opponents and allow just 20 points all year... Won the 2007 Kansas Class 2-1A championship with a 40-14 win over St. Mary's-Colgan... Rushed for 225 yards and three touchdowns in the 2007 state title game... Named to the 2007 Hays Daily News Super 11... The Redmen average 419 yards rushing - and an incredible 11.8 per play - and outgained their opponents by more than 4,000 yards for the season in total offense and by more than 4,300 yards on the ground... Also out-scored their opponent, 840-20, in 2007... Played for head coach Roger Barta... Also was an all-league basketball player and state qualifier in the discus and long jump.
PERSONAL: Braden Wilson was born October 9, 1989... Parents are Chuck and Meg Wilson... Pursuing a degree in social sciences.