Versatile performer who has bounced around Army's defense during tenure at West Point ... shifted between linebacker and secondary spots ... moved from strong safety to "will" linebacker in head coach Bobby Ross' new 4-3 defensive alignment this spring ... began career at outside linebacker spot before moving to back line prior to last season ... comfortable in new surroundings ... physical defender who packs wallop ... enjoys contact ... possesses fine speed and outstanding quickness ... tremendous athlete ... boasts tireless work ethic ... plays game with high level of energy ... flies to football ... filled vital special teams role in past ... could shoulder similar duties again this year ... expected to battle for playing time at "will" linebacker spot behind lead duo of Barrett Scruggs and Taylor Justice ... product of USMA Prep School ... two-year letterman.
2004: Saw action 10 of 11 contests ... sat out season opener against Louisville ... reached field in each of season's final 10 tilts ... registered tackles in six of those outings ... finished campaign with nine tackles ... credited with four primary hits ... recorded two tackles against Air Force, UAB and Navy ... added single stops versus Connecticut, TCU and East Carolina ... received reserve playing time at strong safety ... shouldered significant special teams role.
2003: Appeared in all 13 games ... registered 54 tackles, three tackles for loss, one pass breakup, one interception and one forced fumble ... ranked 10th among team tackle leaders ... credited with 25 primary hits ... closed season with flourish ... registered 38 tackles (7.6) over final five contests after collecting 18 stops during season's first eight games ... piled up career-high 12 tackles in road showing against Hawai'i ... notched eight stops during season finale versus Navy ... recorded six tackles, including one for loss, against both UAB and Air Force ... posted first career forced fumble during four-tackle showing against Houston ... registered four tackles and first collegiate interception in season opener versus Connecticut ... added four hits at Cincinnati ... chipped in with three stops each versus TCU and Louisville ... finished with two tackles against East Carolina, including first career tackle for loss ... notched other hits opposite Tulane and USF ... credited with blocked punt against Tulane.
2002: Appeared in five contests ... drew game action versus Holy Cross, Louisville, Southern Miss, TCU and UAB ... saw majority of field duty on special teams ... vital component of Army's kick coverage units ... did not figure statistically.
High School: All-district selection at Weatherford High in Weatherford, Texas ... played for head coach Larry McBroom ... three-time letterwinner ... helped team to area championship as a junior ... four-time letterwinner in track and field ... specialized in jumps and hurdles events ... all-district choice in long and triple jump ... member of school record-setting 4x100 relay team ... established school record in triple jump as well ... team captain on track as a senior ... active member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Personal: Born Sept. 3, 1982 ... given name is Charles Kenneth Wilke ... parents' names are Dan and Serena Wilke ... enjoys fishing and hunting in spare time ... parents run a foster home ... medaled as a decathlete at Junior Olympics ... majoring in Systems Engineering.
WILKE'S DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
Year G-GS TT PT AT TFL QBS FR PD Int.
2002 5-0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0
2003 13-0 54 25 29 3-7 0-0 0 1 1
2004 10-0 9 4 5 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Totals 28-0 63 29 34 3-7 0-0 0 1 1
Tackles: 12 vs. Hawai'i, 11-22-03
Tackles For Loss: 1, Three times
Interceptions: 1 vs. Connecticut, 9-6-03
Pass Breakups: 1 vs. Connecticut, 9-6-03