Ted Wilson

Ted  Wilson

Former NFL Wide Receiver/Washington Redskins

Ted Wilson, a wide receiver out of Zephyrhills, became the first UCF football player drafted by a National Football League team when the Washington Redskins select him in the 10th round (274th overall) of the 1987 Draft.

During that 1987 season with Washington, Wilson started two of the three games he appeared in. He caught five passes for 112 yards with one touchdown. He also had two rushing attempts for 28 yards and another touchdown.

An avid returner, he fielded eight punts for 143 yards (17.9 per return) and a long of 40 yards. His lone kickoff return netted him 20 yards.

From 1983-86, Wilson was a star for the Fighting Knights. His seven 100-yard games during the 1985 season stills stands as a record with UCF football. He also holds the record for five straight 100 yards games. His 10 100-yard games in his career is third overall.

On the reception end, he is still in the top 10 all-time at UCF with 151 career catches as well as 76 in 1985. His 21 career touchdown receptions ranks third at UCF.

Lastly, Wilson may be the most prolific threat UCF has ever put on the field. His career 4,854 all-purpose yards is the school record.

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