44 Blake Wilson
Blake Wilson

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Boca Raton, Fla.

High School:
Boca Raton Community

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 137

Position:
K



High School: Earned three varsity letters as the kicker and punter at Boca Raton Community High School ... served as team captain as a senior ... all-conference choice during senior year ... won the Kornblue Kicking Challenge in 2013 ... finished first at the FAU Kicking Camp, connecting from 55 yards on the smaller Arena Football League uprights ... captured the University of Michigan Kicking Camp ... successful 47-yard field goal during a game ... long punt of 65 yards ... kicked 66-yard field goal during practice.

Personal: Given name is Blake Phillip William Wilson ... parents' names are Bruce and Kim ... seven relatives served during World War II ... great uncle, William Stuart, was a spy for the Union during Civil War and was twice captured before being released ... uncle, Stewart Wilson, served in the U.S. Marines during the Battle of Peleliu and Guandalcanal ... uncle, David Wilson, received Purple Heart in the North Africa and Italy Campaign ... great grandfather, Isaac Lloyd, served with the 51st Regiment of Engineers in France during World War II ... uncle, Richard Wilson, served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Yorktown ... grandfather, William Wilson was in Sasebo, Japan, with the 8th Battalion Construction and received the Purple Heart in Hue Phu Bai in Vietnam ... also part of Tet Offensive during Vietnam and retired as a Chief Petty Officer ... great grandfather, David Wilson, also retired as a Chief Petty Officer and was part of the Construction Battalion with the Navy ... uncle, Thomas Wilson, served in North Africa and Italy Campaign with the Army ... uncle, Donald Wilson, was stationed in Hawai'i with the Army during the Pearl Harbor attacks ... great grandfather, Charles Gregory, was an Army master Sergeant in World Word II and Korea and received the Purple Heart ... great grandfather, Joseph DiMarco, was an Army sergeant who served in Italy during World War II ... grandfather, Arthur Gregory, was with the Naval Air Corps as a Petty Officer Third Class on the U.S.S. Essex ... uncle, William Wilson II, served with the Air Force during Operation Arc Light in Vietnam for the B-52 bombings in Pleiku and as part of the Tet Offensive ... cousin, Ryan Wilson, retired from the Marine Corps as a Lance Corporal after serving in Afghanistan, Kajaki, Sangin, Dehmazang and Marjah ... cousins, Scott and Kent Wilson, are serving in the Marines ... Blake spent his free time designing safer nuclear reactors and researching nuclear physics at a local university ... active in his church ... major is undeclared.

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