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Adrian Wilson
SS #24
Height:
6-3
Weight:
230
College:
North Carolina State
Hometown:
High Point, N.C.
Experience:
13
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 181 893 721 172 25.5 0 87 27 2 508 -- 99
2012 ARI 15 54 39 15 3 -- 5 1 0 -2 -2 -2
2011 ARI 16 65 48 17 0 -- 14 1 0 17 17 17
2010 ARI 16 88 76 12 2 -- 9 2 0 4 2 4
2009 ARI 16 74 61 13 2 -- 13 5 0 56 11.2 41
2008 ARI 15 75 60 15 2.5 -- 5 2 0 37 18.5 28
2007 ARI 9 44 33 11 0 -- 3 2 0 20 10 20
2006 ARI 16 82 74 8 5 0 7 4 1 146 36.5 99
2005 ARI 16 109 93 16 8 -- 8 1 0 36 36 36
2004 ARI 16 102 80 22 1 0 8 3 0 62 20.7 27
2003 ARI 16 77 68 9 0 -- 8 -- -- -- -- --
2002 ARI 14 91 65 26 1.5 -- 1 4 0 35 8.8 35
2001 ARI 16 32 24 8 0.5 0 6 2 1 97 48.5 61

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Biography

Adrian Wilson was signed by the New England Patriots as a free agent on March 16, 2013 … Originally drafted by Arizona in the third round (64th overall) in the 2001 NFL Draft … Released by Arizona (3/8/13).
CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Adrian Wilson was signed by the New England Patriots as a free agent on March 16, 2013 … Originally drafted by Arizona in the third round (64th overall) in the 2001 NFL Draft … Released by Arizona (3/8/13).

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
  • Played 1,134 snaps in 2011, the most of any defensive player in the league.
  • Earned his fifth career NFC Defensive Player of the Week award, after blocking his first career field goal and recording two interceptions and one sack at St. Louis (9/12/10), the second multi-interception game of his career and the fifth time with a sack and interception in the same game.
  • Recorded a sack and interception in the same game for the fourth time in his career vs. St. Louis (12/27/09) and became the 10th player in NFL history with 20 sacks and 20 interceptions in a career.
  • In 2006, became the first player in NFL history to record two touchdowns of 99-plus yards in a single season without the benefit of a kickoff return touchdown, with a 99-yard interception return at Atlanta (10/1) and 99-yard fumble return at Minnesota (11/26).
  • Became the first defensive back in NFL history with eight or more sacks in one season in 2005.
  • Posted a career-high three sacks at St. Louis (11/20/05), in addition to eight tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
  • Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week after intercepting three passes and recording one sack vs. Dallas (10/20/02).


SEASONAL REVIEWS

2013 (0/0)
  • Playced on Injured Reserve (8/31).


2012 (15/14 – Arizona)
  • Played in 15 games with 14 starts, totaling 54 tackles, three sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and five passes defensed.
  • Missed one game due to injury
  • Intercepted a pass in the season opener vs. Seattle (9/9).
  • Posted as season high 10 tackles vs. Miami (9/30).
  • Recorded sacks vs. Miami (9/30), at N.Y Jets (12/2) and vs. Detroit (12/16).


2011 (16/16 – Arizona):

  • Started all 16 games for the third consecutive season, finishing with 75 tackles, one interception, one fumble recovery and a career-high 16 passes defensed.
  • Selected as a team captain and was named to the Pro Bowl for the fourth straight year.
  • Played 1,134 snaps, the most of any defensive player in the league.
  • Recorded an interception at Washington (9/18).
  • Forced a fumble that later led to an Arizona touchdown at Cincinnati (12/24).

2010 (16/16 – Arizona):

  • Started in all 16 games, tallying a career-high 118 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions and seven passes defensed.
  • Earned his third consecutive Pro Bowl selection.
  • Selected as a captain.
  • Earned his fifth career NFC Defensive Player of the Week award, after blocking his first career field goal and recording two interceptions and one sack at St. Louis (9/12), the second multi-interception game of his career and the fifth time with a sack and interception in the same game.
  • Registered three straight games with double digit tackles with 11 at Minnesota (11/7), 11 and a sack vs. Seattle (11/14) and 10 at Kansas City (11/21).
  • Tallied a season-high 13 tackles, one pass defensed and three quarterback hits vs. Denver (12/12).

2009 (16/16, 2/2 – Arizona):

  • Started all 16 games, recording 80 tackles, two sacks, a career-high five interceptions along with 15 passes defensed, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble.
  • Started both postseason games, totaling nine tackles and two passes defensed.
  • Selected as a team captain for the second time.
  • Named to the NFC Pro Bowl team for the second consecutive year.
  • Posted a team-high nine tackles, two tackles for loss, a 1/2 sack and a fumble recovery at Jacksonville (9/20).
  • Recovered a fumble and recorded an interception at N.Y Giants (10/25) en route to being named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for the third time in his career.
  • Registered back-to-back games with interceptions for the second time in his career, vs. Seattle (11/15) and at St. Louis (11/22).
  • Recorded a sack and interception in the same game for the fourth time in his career vs. St. Louis (12/27) and became the 10th player in NFL history with 20 sacks and 20 interceptions in a career.
  • Accumulated three tackles and one pass defensed in a Wild Card game vs. Green Bay (1/10).
  • Totaled six tackles, one pass defensed and a quarterback hit at New Orleans (1/16).

2008 (15/14, 4/4 – Arizona):

  • Played in 15 games with 14 starts, registering 85 tackles, 21/2 sacks, two interceptions, eight passes defensed and two forced fumbles.
  • Started in all four postseason games, including Super Bowl XLIII, recording 20 tackles, two sacks, one pass defensed and two forced fumbles.
  • Named to the NFC Pro Bowl team for the second time in his career.
  • Tallied an interception in the season-opener at San Francisco (9/7).
  • Forced a fumble and surpassed the 600 career tackles mark at St. Louis (11/2).
  • Recorded an interception and quarterback hit vs. San Francisco (11/10).
  • Posted seven tackles, one sack, one pass defensed, one forced fumble and one quarterback hit at Seattle (11/16).
  • Recorded a season-high 10 tackles, including two for loss vs. Minnesota (12/14).
  • Started his first career playoff game vs. Atlanta (1/3) and tallied five tackles, one forced fumble, and one quarterback hit.
  • Registered two sacks, one of which resulted in a fumble, vs. Philadelphia (1/18).
  • Amassed a team-high seven tackles vs. Pittsburgh (2/1) in Super Bowl XLIII.

2007 (9/9 – Arizona):

  • Started the first nine games of the season before suffering a season-ending heel injury and being placed on Injured Reserve (12/1), finished with 54 tackles, two interceptions and three passes defensed.
  • Selected as a team captain.
  • Posted a season-high 10 tackles at Baltimore (9/23).
  • Recorded interceptions in back-to-back games for the first time in his career, vs. Pittsburgh (9/30) and at St. Louis (10/7).
  • Recorded one tackle for loss and one quarterback pressure before leaving the game with a heel injury vs. Detroit (11/11).

2006 (16/16 – Arizona):

  • Started in all 16 games, recording 87 tackles, five sacks, four interceptions, including one for a 99-yard touchdown, nine passes defensed, two fumble recoveries, one of which was returned 99 yards for a score and four forced fumbles.
  • Selected to his first Pro Bowl.
  • Became the first player in NFL history to record two touchdowns of 99-plus yards in a single season without the benefit of a kickoff return touchdown.
  • Posted two sacks, an interception and seven tackles at Seattle (9/17).
  • Set a franchise record with a 99-yard interception return for a touchdown at Atlanta (10/1).
  • Recovered a fumble at Minnesota (11/26) and ran it back 99 yards for a touchdown.
  • Tallied nine tackles, an interception, two passes defensed and a forced fumble at St. Louis (12/3).

2005 (16/16 – Arizona):

  • Started all 16 games, finishing 112 tackles and a career-high eight sacks, in addition to one interception, two fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and nine passes defensed.
  • Became the first defensive back in NFL history with eight or more sacks in one season.
  • Registered a career-high 17 tackles at Detroit (11/13).
  • Posted a career-high three sacks at St. Louis (11/20), in addition to eight tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
  • Recorded his second game of the season with a fumble recovery and forced fumble at San Francisco (12/4), and added one sack and seven tackles, including two for loss.
  • Registered two sacks and three tackles for loss vs. Philadelphia (12/24).

2004 (16/16 – Arizona):

  • Started all 16 games, totaling 99 tackles, one sack, three interceptions, 11 passes defensed, three fumble recoveries and one forced fumble.
  • Registered four tackles, a fumble recovery and a pass defensed in season opener at St. Louis (9/12).
  • Recorded an interception at Atlanta (9/26).
  • Returned a fumbled reverse handoff 35 yards for a touchdown vs. New Orleans (10/3) and was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for the second time in his career.
  • Tallied a sack and forced fumble vs. St. Louis (12/19).
  • Posted six tackles, one pass defensed and an interception to seal a win vs. Tampa Bay (1/2).

2003 (16/15 – Arizona):

  • Played in all 16 games with 15 starts games, tallying 72 tackles and seven passes defensed.
  • Blocked a punt vs. San Francisco (10/26) which led to a field goal in an eventual 18-17 victory.

2002 (14/14 – Arizona):

  • Played and started in 14 games, recording 110 tackles in his first year as a starter, 1 1/2 sacks, four interceptions and one forced fumble.
  • Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week after intercepting three passes and recording one sack vs. Dallas (10/20).
  • Posted a season-high 12 tackles vs. St. Louis (11/3).
  • Registered 10 tackles, 1/2 sack, one interception and one forced fumble at Philadelphia (11/17).
  • Started first round playoff game at San Francisco, registering five tackles.

2001 (16/0 – Arizona):

  • Played in all 16 games as a rookie, finishing with 32 tackles, 1/2 sack, 10 passes defensed and two interceptions, including one for a touchdown, in addition to 12 special teams tackles.
  • Recorded his first career interception at Dallas (10/28), returning the ball 36 yards.
  • Registered his first career touchdown, intercepting a pass at Washington (1/6) and returning it 61 yards for a touchdown.


COLLEGE
  • Two-year starter at North Carolina State, playing in 33 games with 23 starts and finishing with 254 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, three interceptions and 11 passes defensed.
  • Entered the NFL Draft following his junior season.


PERSONAL
  • Played safety and split end at T.W. Andrews High School (High Point, N.C), where his number was retired in June 2010.
  • Also played basketball and ran track in high school, earning All-America honorable mention honors in basketball, as well as a Dream Team All-America selection.
  • Has one daughter, Aubrei Reign, and two sons, Adrian, Jr. and Brooklyn Maximus, with wife, Alicia.
  • Majored in parks, recreation and tourism management.
EXTRA POINTS

  • Adrian owns a designer shoe store in Scottsdale (Ariz.) called High Point.
  • During the 2012 offseason, Wilson made a cameo on the television show Hawaii Five-O.


HONORS & AWARDS

2011
NFC Pro Bowl

2010
NFC Pro Bowl
NFC Defensive Player of the Week (Wk. 1)

2009
NFC Pro Bowl
Associated Press All-Pro: First Team
NFC Defensives Player of the Week (Wk. 7)

2008
NFC Pro Bowl
Associated Press All-Pro: Second Team

2006
NFL Pro Bowl
Associated Press All-Pro: Second Team

2004
NFC Defensive Player of the Week (Wk. 4)

2002
NFC Defensive Player of the Week (Wk. 7)

WILSON'S SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS

Regular Season

Tackles 17 at Detroit (11/13/05)
Passes Defensed 4 at San Francisco (12/14/09)
Interceptions 3 at Dallas (10/20/02)
Sacks 3.0 at St. Louis (11/20/05)


CAREER SACK LEADERS - SAFETIES (1982-PRESENT)

Sacks Player Team(s)
30.5 Rodney Harrison SD/NE
26.0 Brian Dawkins PHI/DEN
25.5 Adrian Wilson ARZ/NE
25.0 Carnell Lake PIT/JAX/BAL
21.0 Lawyer Milloy NE/BUF/ATL/SEA


ALL-TIME PLAYERS WITH 25 SACKS/25 INTERCEPTIONS

If safety Adrian Wilson compiles 4½ more sacks and three more interceptions, he will join Ray Lewis as the only other player in NFL history to reach 30 career sacks and 30 career interceptions.

Player Sacks Interceptions
S Adrian Wilson (2001-present) 25.5 27
S Brian Dawkins (1996-2011) 26.0 37
LB Seth Joyner (1986-1998) 52.0 24
LB Ray Lewis (1996-2012) 41.5 31
LB William Thomas (1991-2001) 37.0 27


CAREER TOUCHDOWNS (4)

99-yard fumble return at Minnesota (11/26/06)
99-yard interception return at Atlanta (10/1/06)
35-yard fumble return at New Orleans (10/3/04)
61-yard interception return at Washington (1/6/02)

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