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Cedrick Wilson doing Cedrick Wilson things in Senior Bowl prep

Cedrick Wilson was only with the Boise State Broncos for two seasons, but the imprint he made should last for years.

Wilson is prepping for the next level, currently showcasing his work ethic, attitude and skills at the Senior Bowl.

Over the years, a lot of emphasis has been placed on the great running backs Boise State has produced. From Eron Hurley to Brock Forsey; from Ian Johnson to Doug Martin to the Super Bowl bound Jay Ajayi, a stable of Boise State running backs have dominated for 20 seasons now.

It’s time for the wide receivers to get some love. And Wilson is just the latest in a long line of stars who have contributed over the years.

From Tim Gilligan to Jeremy Childs; from Legedu Naanee to Austin Pettis to Titus Young. Throw in Matt Miller and Thomas Sperbeck and we have the beginning of an entire fleet of talented receivers. (And this doesn’t even include the tight end position.)

Wilson is one of seven receivers on the North squad for the upcoming game. And if anything is to glean from the items coming out of practice, Wilson is doing things Bronco fans grew accustomed to over the past two years:

Wilson is great at not only catching footballs in tight windows and in traffic, he is reliable. Despite injuries, Wilson dominated the Oregon game and even bailed out his quarterback from bad passes on occasion the past two seasons.

Even in his limited time, the receiver became a Bronco legend.

Cedrick Wilson and the record book

Two years in Boise and Wilson finds himself in the top-10 of many Boise State receiving records.

  • Single game: 209 yards vs. Virginia (tied for  7th w/Gilligan)
  • Single game receptions: 13 (8th, vs. Virginia)
  • Single season receptions: 73 (8th)
  • Single season yards: 1,290 in 2017 (2nd) and 1,129 in ’16 (8th)
  • Career receiving yards: 2,419 (8th)
  • Career yds/rec: 18.8 (2nd)
  • 100+ yards in a game: 10 times (5th)

*Records found at

While the next great Boise State receiver(s) are prepping for the 2018 season, let us take a moment to revel in Wilson suiting up in the Bronco Blue (helmet) one last time.

The Senior Bowl can be seen on the NFL Network at 12:30 (MT) on 1/27.


About Jason Haskins

Jason Haskins
Jason is a 2001 graduate of Boise State and has been an avid fan of Boise State Athletics since the late 90's. Originally from Spring Creek, NV, Jason grew up a fan of the Fred Gatlin era Nevada Wolf Pack, but immediately switched his allegiances while attending school at Boise State. He hasn't looked back since and remains a loyal supporter of Boise State. For more:

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