Wilson Named Candidate for CLASS Award
Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson hasn’t only excelled on the football field — Wilson has been nominated as one of 30 candidates for the 2012 Senior CLASS Award for his hard work in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.
Wilson broke and has maintained 11 Arkansas school records including a career completion percentage of 63.
Wilson also ranks in the top 10 in Arkansas school history in career passing touchdowns (36), career pass completions (374), career passing yards (4,941) and career total offensive yards (4,888).
With an average of 7.34 yards of total offense per play in his career, Wilson ranks the highest among active Southeastern Conference players and fifth-highest among active NCAA players.
Exhibiting leadership and determination, Wilson not only was selected as team captain in 2011 and 2012 for the Razorbacks but participated in community service projects and an internship as well.
To qualify for the Senior CLASS award, a student-athlete must be classified as a NCAA Division I FBS senior who has shown their worthiness by achievements in the four Cs. The student-athletes are encouraged to use their position as a way to positively influence their community.
The pool of candidates will be narrowed down to 10 candidates midway through the season. The 10 finalists will be put on a nationwide ballot on which coaches, media and fans can vote for the finalist that best fits the criteria for the award.