August 15, 2006

Leading the way

The receiver position is deep and talented but cornerback is just as deep and talented and even more experience.

C.J. Wilson and Anthony Arline return as the starters at cornerback and give the Bears a wealth of experience. The duo started nearly every game in 2005, Arline missed two games, and will be looked to for leadership in the secondary.

Junior Braelon Davis is expected to give the Bears a lift after missing all of 2005 with a knee injury. Davis showed promise as a redshirt freshman earning All-Big 12 Freshmen honors in 2004.

James Todd, Josh Bell, and Alton Widemon have also had productive careers at Baylor each drawing starts and making big plays in the defensive backfield when called upon.

The list is impressive but and there are several names to remember. First things first though we start at the top.

C.J. Wilson - #3 - 6-1, 195 - Sr.

Wilson is hard to miss. He is one of the hardest workers, one of the biggest playmakers, and one of the loudest talkers. He is a Thorpe Award Candidate and a pre-season All-Big 12 nominee after recording a Big 12 best five interceptions as a junior.

Wilson first saw game action as a true freshman and has been a fixture ever since. He is a big, physical presence on the field at 6-1, 195 pounds, but he also has the speed to keep up with the fastest. He can man up on the opponents No. 1 receiver, and he doesn't mind contact.

Wilson is going to be looked to for leadership in 2006 with safeties Willie Andrews and Maurice Lane no longer in the secondary.

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