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Deron Wilson
Deron  Wilson

RS Senior

New Orleans, La.

High School:
O. Perry Walker HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 183




Wilson, Thornton Pick Up More Pre-Season Honors

Deron Wilson and Khyri Thornton were previously named to the Phil Steele Preseason All-C-USA team.


Five Golden Eagles Earn Phil Steele Preseason All-C-USA Honors

Deron Wilson and Khyri Thornton picked up first team honors.


Southern Miss Continues Practice Tuesday Afternoon

The Golden Eagles practiced for over two hours.


Football Returns to Field for Seventh Spring Practice

The Golden Eagles work out for over two hours at the Joe P. Park Practice Facility.


Southern Miss Spring Football Set to Begin Tuesday, March 19

The Golden Eagles' annual Black and Gold Spring Game will take place Saturday, April 20.


Week 11


Football Video Board: Defense


Southern Miss and Russell Athletic® Agree to 5-Year Athletic Apparel Deal

The agreement covers five years and encompasses total compensation for the University of $2.75 million.


Southern Miss Falls to Rice

The Golden Eagles outgained the Owls in total yards, 372-370.


Southern Miss Suffers 59-24 Defeat

Southern Miss remains winless after loss to Marshall.


Southern Miss Captures C-USA Championship Over Houston, 49-28

The Golden Eagles capture their fifth C-USA football championship.


Golden Eagles Defeat Mustangs, 27-3

Austin Davis was 27 of 37 for 266 yards and a touchdown.

2012 (Sr.)
Started all 12 games to extend his streak of starts to 39 which encompasses every game of his career ... Finished third on the team with 61 tackles (41 solo, 20 assisted) and had a team-high nine pass breakups ... Had one interception on the year which he returned for 20 yards and one fumble return for 11 yards

2011 Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl
Posted five solo tackles and one tackle for a loss of two yards ... Broke up one pass ... Made his 27th consecutive start at the corner position

2011 (r-So.)
Started all 14 games to extend his streak of starts to 27 ... Earned 1st team All-C-USA honors from and 2nd team honors from Phil Steele ... Also earned All-Sophomore honorable mention honors from College Football Nation ... Was fourth on the team in tackles with 75 (48 solo, 27 assisted) ... Intercepted four passes to lead the team ... Returned two for touchdowns and led the team in passes defended with 17 and broke up with 13 ... Became the NCAA's active career leader in interceptions returned for touchdowns with four ... Posted a season-high 10 tackles against Marshall

2010 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl
Tallied one solo tackle and one pass breakup

2010 (r-Fr.)
A Conference USA All-Freshman selection ... Earned 2nd team Freshman All-American and 2nd team All-C-USA honors from Phil Steele ... Started all 13 games as a redshirt freshman ... Tallied two defensive touchdowns during the year, returning a blocked punt seven yards against Kansas (9/17) and returning an interception 36 yards for a score ... Posted 35 tackles (25 solo) and had a season-best five against Tulane (11/6) ... added 2.5 tackles for loss ... for seven yards ... Tallied a team-best 12 pass breakups ... Ended the regular season with three interceptions .... Blocked a punt against Prairie View (9/11)

2009 (Fr.)

Played for Coach Derek LaMothe at O. Perry Walker High School ... Notched All-District three times and All-Area twice ... Recorded five interceptions, 25 pass break-ups and 30 tackles earning All-District and All-Area accolades for his performance as a junior ... Rated a three-star recruit by and a two-star by ... rated him as the 81st best cornerback in the nation and the 44th best player in Louisiana ... Was a member of the state championship 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams ... Finished third in the 200m race at the Louisiana State 4A track and field championships ... Won the Division 1 55-meter indoor state championship ... Also took second place in the 4A 200 and 100-meter races ... Cousin of former Southern Miss assistant coach Frank Wilson ... Went through Play It Smart youth development program that is sponsored by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame

Son of Darrell and Wylita Wilson ... Uncle Frank is an assistant coach at LSU and former coach at Southern Miss ... Sister Triante played basketball at Grambling State

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