Wilson on Track for Top
Tyler Wilson has only been the starting quarterback for the Razorbacks for one season. That’s only 13 games. In those short battles against some of the best defenses in the nation, Wilson has managed to break nine school records.
Arkansas passed for 300 or more yards in a game five times last season, including a 510 yard game by Wilson against Texas A&M that broke the record for single game passing yards.
Wilson has a career completion percentage of 62.9 and once had a streak of 184 consecutive passes without an interception.
In 2011, his first year as a starter, Wilson broke the school record for season pass completions with 277. That brings his career total to 344, which ranks him sixth all time. Clint Stoerner currently holds the record with 528, meaning Wilson only needs 185 completions to again write his name in the history books.
Last season, Arkansas led the Southeastern Conference with 99 passing plays of 15 or more yards and 35 passing plays of 25 or more. In these same categories, they tied for fifth and 10th in the NCAA, respectively. Arkansas also led the SEC in passing plays of 10+ yards, 20+ yards and 30+ yards.
Wilson passed for 3,638 yards and 24 touchdowns and achieved a record of 11-2, which led to him becoming the first Razorback quarterback to earn first-team All-SEC honors.
Wilson also holds the record for season pass attempts (438), season total plays (498), game pass completions (32), game total plays (57) and game total yards (481).
Wilson ranks in the top 10 in school history in career passing touchdowns with 31 and career pass attempts with 547.
If Wilson can duplicate this production this season, he is believed by many analysts to be a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate.