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    • One of the most innovative and prolific offensive minds in the country, Kevin Wilson was named Indiana University's 28th head football coach on Dec. 7, 2010.

    • The Hoosiers improved their win total in each of Wilson's three years and posted the most wins in back-to-back Big Ten seasons (2012-13) since 2006-07.

    • Twelve IU standouts have either moved on to the NFL or received camp invites, including wide receiver Cody Latimer, who was selected 56th overall by the Denver Broncos in the 2014 NFL Draft.

    • In addition to Latimer, tight end Ted Bolser was taken in the seventh round by the Washington Redskins. Running back Stephen Houston (New England) and wide receiver Kofi Hughes (Houston) signed undrafted free agent deals.

    • In Wilson's three years, the offense has set 22 school records, including points, total yardage and passing yardage in a single season.

    • The 2013 Hoosiers were one of six teams (Baylor, Colorado State, Florida State, Marshall and Oregon) nationally to rank in the top 30 in scoring, total, passing and rushing offense and one of three programs (Baylor and Florida State) to average over 300 passing yards and 200 rushing yards.

    • One season after boasting nine All-Big Ten honorees, Indiana produced seven more in 2013. The 16 honorees mark the most for IU in a two-year span since 18 combined in 2000 (6) and 2001 (12).

    • The Hoosiers nine All-Big Ten players and six on offense, including three along the offensive line, were the program's most since 2001.

    • Wilson and his staff assembled the highest-rated recruiting classes in school history over the past two seasons. Both classes ranked in the top 40 nationally, which is also a program first.

    • The hard work on the recruiting trail has paid off, as eight Indiana freshmen earned All-Big Ten freshman recognition last year, including All-America selections Jacob Bailey (offensive lineman), Ralph Green III (defensive tackle) and T.J. Simmons (linebacker).

    • Offensive linemen Jason Spriggs and Dan Feeney earned freshman All-America honors in 2012. Wilson has coached five freshman All-Americans and 16 freshman All-Big Ten honorees.

    • Replogle (2012) and safety Mark Murphy (2013) became the eighth and ninth IU players to collect Academic All-America honors.

    • For the second time in Wilson's tenure, the program set a school record with 26 Academic All-Big Ten recipients in 2013. Along with 24 honorees in 2011 and 22 in 2012, Indiana set a three-year school mark with 72 award winners in the Wilson Era.

    • Spent the 2002-10 seasons at the University of Oklahoma. He served as co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach (2002-05) and offensive coordinator and tight ends and fullbacks coach (2006-10).

    • Led some of the most productive offenses in the history of college football, coached in 10 consecutive bowl games and made seven BCS bowl appearances, including three national championship games (2003, `04, `08).

    • OU played in seven Big 12 Title games in Wilson's nine years, going 6-1 in those appearances. His offenses were vital to accumulating an overall record of 99-24 (.805) during his time in Norman, including seven 10-win seasons.

    • Over Wilson's time at Oklahoma, 26 offensive players were drafted in to the NFL, including seven first-round selections, with three going among the first 10 picks and two in the top five.

    • Served as position coach for three All-Americans, an Outland Trophy winner (Jammal Brown), a Mackey Award finalist (Jermaine Gresham) and a two-time Rimington Trophy finalist (Vince Carter).

    • As position coach, Wilson tutored three first-round draft picks (Jermaine Gresham, TE - 2010, Davin Joseph, OL - 2006 and Jammal Brown, OL - 2005), a second-round pick (Chris Chester, OL - 2005), a fifth-round pick (Brody Eldridge, TE - 2010), two sixth-round picks (James Hanna, TE - 2012; Wes Sims, OL - 2004) and six free agents at Oklahoma.

    • Twice a finalist for the Frank Broyles Award - awarded to the nation's top assistant coach, Wilson won the award in 2008.

    • In 2010, the Sooners earned a 48-20 victory over Connecticut in the Fiesta Bowl and also claimed the seventh Big 12 championship in school history.

    • During the 2010 campaign, running back DeMarco Murray set the school record for career touchdowns and also broke the OU mark for career all-purpose yards.

    • Guided wide receiver Ryan Broyles to eight Sooner receiving records, including career marks for receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns. Broyles led the nation with 131 receptions in 2010.

    • His 2008 offense shattered NCAA records by scoring 60-or-more points in five straight games and 716 total points for the entire season to average more than 51 points per contest.

    • The 2008 team played in the BCS National Championship Game behind Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Sam Bradford.

    • In 2008, Bradford passed for 4,720 yards and 50 touchdowns, Chris Brown and DeMarco Murray both rushed for over 1,000 yards, Juaquin Iglesias caught 74 balls for 1,150 yards and Jermaine Gresham added 66 catches for 950 yards.

    • Bradford ranked No. 1 nationally in passing efficiency as a freshman in 2007 and again in 2008, as he threw for more touchdowns (86) in two seasons than anyone in NCAA history.

    • In the 2010 NFL Draft, Bradford was selected with the No. 1 overall pick by the St. Louis Rams. He captured the 2010 Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honor.

    • Three of Wilson's tight ends, Jermaine Gresham, Brody Eldridge and Joe Jon Finley, earned All-Big 12 honors in 2007.

    • Wilson was also instrumental in the development of Adrian Peterson. Peterson rushed for 1,925 yards in his freshman campaign (2004), which set an OU single-season record and marked the highest total for a freshman in NCAA history.

    • Peterson went on to place second in the Heisman voting, which at the time was the highest finish ever by a freshman. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings as the seventh pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, where he was named the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year. Peterson won the 2012 NFL Most Valuable Player Award after he rushed for 2,097 yards, just nine shy of the NFL's single-season mark.

    • Prior to his stint in Norman, Wilson was promoted to assistant head coach and offensive coordinator at Northwestern University in 2001 after serving as offensive coordinator in 1999 and 2000. He worked with the quarterbacks during his time in Evanston.

    • Helped NU to the 2000 Alamo Bowl and quarterback Zac Kustok, a Unitas Award finalist, led the Big Ten in total offense.

    • Running back Damian Anderson earned All-America honors and ended his career as the sixth-best rusher in Big Ten history.

    • Followed Randy Walker to Northwestern from Miami University after spending nine years in Oxford, coaching alongside former Indiana head coach Terry Hoeppner.

    • Served as offensive line coach for his first two years at Miami and was promoted to offensive coordinator for the next seven, spending 1992-1997 in charge of the offensive line and the 1998 season with the quarterbacks.

    • His offenses produced outstanding running backs, including Travis Prentice and Indiana running backs coach Deland McCullough. Wilson also coached all-conference tight end and IU assistant James Patton.

    • Prentice became the NCAA's all-time leading scorer and the fifth-most prolific rusher in NCAA history, breaking McCullough's school records in the process.

    • Wilson was the head coach and athletic director at Foard High School in North Carolina during the 1989 campaign and the offensive coordinator at North Carolina A&T in 1988.

    • Spent a year as the offensive line coach at Winston Salem State in 1987. Wilson began his career in coaching as a student and graduate assistant coach at his alma mater, the University of North Carolina.

    • A walk-on offensive lineman at North Carolina, Wilson earned a scholarship while playing in four bowl games - the 1980 Bluebonnet, the 1981 Gator, the 1982 Sun and the 1983 Peach Bowls.

    • Earned his bachelor's degree in education (1984) and his master's degree in physical education (1987).

    • Wilson was a three-sport star at Maiden High School in Maiden, N.C.

    • Kevin and his wife, Angela, have five children, including three daughters, Elaina (18), Makenzie (16) and Marlee (13), and two sons, Trey (14) and Toby (11).


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