Tim Wilson

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Tim Wilson played football at De La Warr High School and progressed through the University of Maryland where one of his teammates was another Delaware native, Randy White. Tim, a hard-nosed
fullback, combined powerful running with superb blocking techniques for the Terrapins of College Park, Maryland. His outstanding overall play gained the attention of the NFL Houston Oilers who
drafted him No. three. Tim gained 1,385 yards on 388 carries and caught 99 passes for 609 more yards in his 88 games over 6 seasons with the Oilers. He was best known as the blocking back for the
great Carl Campbell. With Wilson leading the way, Campbell led the NFL in rushing for three years. Oilers’ coach, Bum Phillips, called Wilson “the best lead blocker I have ever seen”. Campbell called
him “My Main Man” as the Oilers compiled an excellent 11-5 mark in 1980. Tim ran for 1,319 yards in 1982. In what many considered a surprising move at the time, the Oilders switched Tim from fullback
to tight-end. Tim was the Delaware Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association Athlete of the Year in 1979. Wilson also had stints with the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints before retiring in
l985.

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