Wilson’s performance vs. Choctaws garner Stats Perform FCS Honorable Mention Player of the Week honors


STEPHENVILLE – Ronnell Wilson was a dominant force in the Texan Football victory over Mississippi College last weekend and his record-setting afternoon earned him honorable mention National Player of the Week by Stats Perform.

Wilson set a career-high with 22 tackles, including nine solo stops. He also made 5.0 tackles for a loss, 2.0 sacks and forced two fumbles – one of which was returned 48 yards for a touchdown by Benjie Franklin on the third possession of the game.

His 22 tackles are the first 20-tackle performance in Tarleton’s NCAA history and the first by any Texan since 1993. Prior to Saturday, Devin Figures and Marc Martinez (19) held the single-game tackles record in Tarleton’s NCAA period.

Wilson joins Clint Jentsch (24 vs. Ouachita, 1993), Larry Fowler (25 vs. McMurry, 1981) and Tally Neal (28 vs. ACU, 1975; 29 vs. Texas A&I, 1975) as the only recorded Texans in program history to make at least 20 tackles in a single game.

His record-setting performance was enough to earn him a Stats Perform FCS Honorable Mention National Defensive Player of the Week recognition. He joins Cameron Burston as the first two Texans to win weekly recognition this season.

Wilson and the Texans are headed to St. George, Utah this weekend for a rematch with Dixie State. Tarleton and the Trailblazers will kick off at 8 p.m. CT at Greater Zion Stadium.

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