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Kyle Wilson To Play In Senior Bowl / Also Invited to NFL Scouting Combine

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            BOISE, Idaho – Kyle Wilson, who recently helped No. 4 Boise State University (14-0) to the 2010 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Championship, has been selected to play in the Senior Bowl All-Star Game on Jan. 30 (Saturday).

           Wilson was also selected to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine Feb. 24 (Wednesday) - March 2 (Tuesday) in Indianapolis, Indiana.

           The Senior Bowl will be played in Mobile, Alabama at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.  Kickoff is set for 3:00 p.m. (CT) and the game will be televised by the NFL Network.

            A four-year starter for the Broncos and a captain of the 2009 team, Wilson earned second team All-American honors this season from the Walter Camp Football Foundation and the Associated Press.  He is also a two-time Western Athletic Conference first team selection (2008 and 2009), and was selected to Playboy magazine’s 2009 All-America team.

            This past season he made 43 tackles and three interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns.  He also led Boise State in punt returns averaging 10.4 yards-per-return. 

Wilson completed his Bronco career with 154 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 27 pass break ups and 11 interceptions.  He also returned 63 punts at Boise State averaging 12.6 yards-per-return and three touchdowns.

            “Kyle is one of the best cover corners in this year’s draft,” Senior Bowl President and CEO Steve Hale said.  “The fact that he also doubles as a return guy will only help him here at the Senior Bowl later this month.”

            Wilson just the third player from Boise State to receive an invitation to the Senior Bowl.  The other two players were offensive tackle Matt Hill in 2002 and offensive guard Daryn Colledge in 2006.

            This is also the 12th straight year a Boise State player has played in a post-season game.  Last year running back Ian Johnson played in the East/West Shrine Game.