Card: Topps Finest 2003
Acquired: TTM 2009, Texans Blitz
Eugene Wilson was drafted out of the University of Illinois by the New England Patriots in the second round of the 2003 draft. Valued for his flexibility at both safety and cornerback Wilson was a valuable member of the Patriots’ SuperBowl XXXVIII playing big when it counted in big games. In 2008 he was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but would be later cut by the team.
Wilson would quickly find a home with the Houston Texans who needed help at safety. He’d help lock down the position for most of the remainder of the season and assist in improving the team’s woeful rush defense. Eugene’s time with the Texans was an up and down tenure as injuries would impact his performance and he’d lose a great deal of 2009. He’d return in 2010 but by this time had lost a step. The team would cut Wilson after the conclusion of the 2010 season as the team decided to move in a different direction.
G/Gs 96/86 Tac 313 Sac 0 Fum 3 Int 14 Yds 139 Avg Lg 24 Td 1