Rod Wilson
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Rod Wilson

Rod Wilson
Personal information
Born: (1981-11-12) November 12, 1981 (age 39)
Cross, South Carolina
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school:Cross (SC)
College:South Carolina
NFL Draft:2005 / Round: 7 / Pick: 220
Career history
As player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Rodriques "Rod" Wilson (born November 12, 1981) is a former American football linebacker and coach. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at South Carolina. He also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and briefly for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has also coached at Charleston Southern University.

Professional career

Chicago Bears

Wilson broke his arm in a 2008 preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers and was placed on injured reserve, ending his season. He was later released with an injury settlement.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Wilson signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 17, 2008.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Wilson signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 17, 2010.[1] Following the NFL Preseason, he was released on September 3, 2010.[2]

Chicago Bears

Wilson signed with the Chicago Bears on September 15, 2010 after an injury to linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer.[3]

Coaching career

Charleston Southern

Wilson was the inside linebackers coach at Charleston Southern University from 2013 to 2016.[4]


On January 18, 2017, Wilson was hired as the linebackers coach at Furman University.[4]

Kansas City Chiefs

On February 7, 2017, Wilson was hired as an assistant special teams coach by the Kansas City Chiefs[5] after being a coach at Furman for only 20 days.[4] In 2019, Wilson won his first Super Bowl when the Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl LIV.

South Carolina

On February 21, 2020, Wilson was hired as the linebackers coach for the South Carolina Gamecocks.[6]

Following the conclusion of the 2020 season, it was announced that Wilson would not be retained as a member of new head coach Shane Beamer's staff.[7]


  1. ^ "Jaguars sign LB Rod Wilson". August 17, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  2. ^ Crow, Alfie (September 3, 2010). "2010 Jaguars NFL Roster Cuts: Jags trim 5". Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Bears set to bring back LB Rod Wilson". September 15, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  4. ^ a b c "Furman Names Rod Wilson Linebackers Coach".
  5. ^ "Chiefs Add Mike Kafka and Rod Wilson to Coaching Staff".
  6. ^ "Will Muschamp comments on new LB coach Rod Wilson".
  7. ^ McGranahan, Nate (December 22, 2020). "Third defensive assistant won't return in 2021". 247Sports. Retrieved 2021.

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