|Interception Returns||Fumble Returns|
Updated: June 11, 2013
2012: Played in all 13 games, making three starts … Was in on 378 plays, including 311 on defense and 67 on special teams … Recorded 27 tackles on the year, including 7.0 for loss and 4.5 sacks … Also had eight quarterback hurries, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery … Saw time on 34 defensive snaps, as well as special teams, making four tackles in the opener against Georgia Tech … Made two tackles including a sack for a 4-yard loss against Austin Peay … Had three tackles at Pittsburgh … Tallied three tackles and a sack against Bowling Green … Had three tackles, including one for loss, against Cincinnati … Was credited with two tackles and two hurries at North Carolina … Made three tackles, including one for a 9-yard loss at Clemson … Recorded two tackles at Miami … Forced a fumble and helped on a sack, finishing the Florida State game with three tackles … Made two tackles, including a sack for a 4-yard loss at Boston College … Got the start and recovered a key fumble in the overtime defeat of Rutgers in the Russell Athletic Bowl … Was an Iron Hokie in off-season testing … Was held out of work during the spring due to a sprained left foot.
2011: Played in all 14 games, starting two ... Played 326 snaps on defense and 53 on special teams ... Had 29 tackles, including three tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks, along with eight quarterback hurries on the season ... Was in on four tackles, including two solo and 1/2 a tackle for loss against Appalachian State ... Had three tackles, including two solo at ECU ... Credited with a hurry in 22 defensive snaps in the win over Arkansas State ... Recorded three tackles on 16 defensive snaps while also working six plays on special teams at Marshall ... Was in for six snaps at defensive end against Clemson ... Stepped in at defensive end in the Miami game after James Gayle went out with an injury in the first quarter ... Had a team-high four QB hurries and two tackles during 50 defensive snaps ... Made first career start at Wake Forest game and racked up five tackles, including a sack for nine lost yards ... Worked 51 snaps against BC and had two tackles, along with three QB hurries ... Worked seven plays on defense and three on special teams at Duke ... Started at defensive end at Georgia Tech and had seven tackles to along with 1.5 sacks for 14 lost yards ... Saw brief action at defensive end against UNC ... Tallied three tackles in 16 total plays at Virginia ... Worked 15 total plays against Clemson in the ACC Championship Game, including six at end … Tied for the top front squat among the defensive ends at 440 pounds.
2010: Played in every game … Started on the kickoff team … Also worked at defensive end … Picked up a tackle on kickoff coverage against JMU … Had eight special team plays versus ECU and six at Boston College … Picked up seven plays on special teams in the NC State game and nine against Wake Forest … Had three plays at end and nine on special teams against Duke … Collected a tackle on coverage in the Virginia game … Picked up another one against Florida State in the ACC title game … Had a 405-pound front squat … Had a pair of tackles in each of the team’s first two spring scrimmages and a sack in the third … Was also in on a sack during the Maroon-White game.
2009: Did not join the team until school started due to an injury … Was sidelined all fall and redshirted … Went through off-season workouts … Posted a 450-pound back squat … Got some work at both end positions during spring practice … Had two tackles during one spring scrimmage and a quarterback sack in another … Posted five tackles, a sack and forced a fumble during the Maroon-White game.
High School: A top player for Coach Mike Smith … Rated the No. 45 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked the No. 61 inside linebacker prospect nationally by Rivals … Ranked the No. 45 player in the state of Virginia by SuperPrep … A member of SuperPrep’s Mid-Atlantic Team … Named to PrepStar’s All-Atlantic Region Team as a linebacker … A first-team All-Group AAA selection by the Associated Press as a linebacker his senior season … A first-team member of The Daily Press Football All-Stars team … A first-team All-Group AAA selection by the Virginia High School Coaches Association his junior season.
Personal: Tyrel Demonte Wilson … Born 1/29/90 … Son of James and Shari Wilson … His dad played football at the University of Tennessee … Majoring in chemistry.