MOUNT PLEASANT - Central Michigan junior receiver Cody Wilson has been named to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team.
Wilson (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester Adams HS) earned All-America honors for the first time in his career, having been named to the Academic All-District First Team last season.
A marketing major with a 3.75 grade point average, Wilson caught a team-high 48 balls for 526 yards and three touchdowns in 2011. He ranks seventh in program history in career receptions (156) and 10th in receiving yards (1,889).
Wilson earned All-MAC Third Team honors after leading the Chippewas in receptions (48) for a second straight season. He also ranked second in the team in receiving yards (526) and caught three touchdown passes. Wilson caught at least three passes in nine of his 10 games played in 2011, and he has an active streak of 29 consecutive games played with a reception.
CMU has placed a student-athlete on Academic All-America football teams 18 times in program history and each of the last two years, as Wilson joins 2010 second-team selection Matt Berning.
As a department during the 2010-11 school year, the Chippewas placed three student-athletes on Academic All-America teams. Wilson joins three soccer student-athletes as the fourth Chippewa to earn the honor in 2011-12.