UCLA Football 2017: Caleb Wilson named to mid-season All-American list

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In the middle of a season that many Bruins’ fans would like to forget, a piece of good news has come out of the football front as TE Caleb Wilson has been named to the midseason All-Americans team.

After a number of mid-season All-American teams were released today, a familiar name was found on one of those lists. UCLA Football’s own tight end Caleb Wilson was named to theathletic.com All-American team.

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Even though he has appeared in only five games, Wilson had amassed 38 catches for 490 yards and one touchdown. Unfortunately in the game against Colorado, Wilson suffered a season ending forefoot injury that required surgery.

The injury was devastating for Wilson who was having a breakout season. It was also devastating for the Bruins’ offense as he had become a favorite target for Josh Rosen.

Wilson was especially outstanding during two games this season. In the comeback win against Texas A&M, Wilson had 15 catches for 208 yards including one on fourth down in the fourth quarter to keep the game winning drive alive. He was also Rosen’s favorite target in the game against Stanford. Even though the Bruins lost, he (along with Jordan Lasley) was able to pull down 11 catches.

Wilson’s 38 catches rank second in FBS among all tight ends.

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If Wilson is able to make a full recovery as expected, he should again be a favorite target for Devon Modster, Dorian Thompson-Robinson, or whoever becomes the Bruins’ play caller next season.