MOUNT PLEASANT — For the second consecutive year, Central Michigan senior receiver Cody Wilson has been selected to the Capital One Academic All-America® Second Team in recognition of excellence achieved in the classroom and on the football field.
A three-time Capital One Academic All-District First Team and two-time Academic All-MAC honoree, Wilson holds a 3.66 grade point average in marketing. He is also a two-time finalist for the Wuerffel Trophy, a national award that honors the college football player who best combines exemplary community service with outstanding academic and athletic achievement.
Wilson has established himself as one of the greatest receivers in program history during his time in Mount Pleasant. With 220 receptions and 2,628 receiving yards for his career, he ranks third and fifth, respectively, in the CMU record book. This season, Wilson, a team co-captain, leads the Chippewas with 64 receptions and ranks second in receiving yards with 739 and receiving yards per game with 61.6. The Rochester Hills, Mich. native has recorded four 100-yard receiving games in 2012, including a season-high 111 yard-effort versus Ball State, a game in which he also caught a career-best two touchdowns. Also the team’s punt returner and holder for extra points and field goals, Wilson has had at least one reception in 41 consecutive games, which is tied for the second longest active streak in the nation.
A four-time All-MAC honoree (three as a receiver, one as a punt returner), Wilson was recently named the 2012 recipient of CMU football’s Kurt Dobronski Award, an honor presented annually by the seniors to a classmate who demonstrates great effort, intensity, and appreciation for the program.
Fifteen Chippewas have earned a total of 20 Academic All-America honors in program history. Wilson is the fourth CMU player to be recognized multiple times, joining Mike Franckowiak (1973-74), John Wunderlich (1974-76), and Rob Turner (2001-02).
Wilson and the Chippewas have begun preparations for the December 26 Little Caesars Bowl versus Western Kentucky. The game, CMU’s fifth bowl appearance in the last seven years, is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Detroit's Ford Field and will be broadcast to a national television audience on ESPN.
Tickets for the Little Caesars Bowl are now for sale. All tickets* will be sold at Ticket Central in the lobby of the CMU Events Center, by phone at 1-888-FIRE-UP2 (347-3872) or 774-3045, and online at cmuchippewas.com and facebook.com/cmufootball. Ticket Central is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.
Tickets purchased through Ticket Central will ensure seating within the CMU fan sections and have been priced at a drastic discount from those offered through Ford Field and other outlets.
*Student tickets will only be sold in person at Ticket Central and additional on-campus locations.