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Antoine

Wilder

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Line Backer
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 199
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
High School: Hapeville Charter (University of South Carolina)

Bio

Lived up to the high expectations surrounding him when he came in from the University of South Carolina … Came in and provided leadership for the 2018 Aggies who went on to win the MEAC, the HBCU national title and the Celebration Bowl … Earned All-MEAC honors during his first year in the program … A versatile player who can play linebacker or safety … Played 20 games as a South Carolina Gamecock before transferring to N.C. A&T … Made four starts for the Gamecocks … Missed out on a spring to recover from elbow surgery … Will play the strongside linebacker position for the Aggies for the second straight season.

2018 Season: Started all 12 games for N.C. A&T … Made a team-leading 67 tackles (37 unassisted), 6.0 tackles for loss, two interceptions, eight pass breakups, 10 pass deflections and recovered a fumble … Ranked 21st in the MEAC in tackles per game (5.6) and was 14th in passes defended … Had a huge game in the Aggies 24-22 win over Alcorn State in the Celebration Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta with five tackles (three unassisted) and four pass breakups … His biggest breakup of the game came on a 3rd-and-9 from the ASU with 6:07 remaining in the game that forced the Braves to punt …  Opened the season by leading the Aggies to a 20-17 win over No. 6 Jacksonville State on Aug. 25 by making eight tackles (one unassisted), one interception and he had the fumble recovery that clinched the win for N.C. A&T … Made seven tackles (three unassisted) and a had a tackle for loss the following week in the Aggies 28-23 win over East Carolina … Made eight tackles (five unassisted) and broke up three passes in the Aggies 22-21 loss to Florida A&M on Oct. 13.

2017 Season at USC: Played eight games with one start … Credited with seven tackles, all unassisted … Played in the season opener against NC State … Logged his first career sack in the victory over Tennessee ... Made his first start of the season against Wofford and made three tackles before suffering a season-ending elbow injury.

2016 Season at USC: Played 12 games with three starts … Made 15 tackles, one forced fumble and one interception... Made his debut in the win over Vanderbilt ... Earned his first career start and had his best performance in the East Carolina win posting five tackles (four unassisted) and a forced fumble... Jarred the ball loose at a crucial time, creating a fourth-quarter turnover near the goal line ... Started at the nickel position against Texas A&M and made two tackles... Made his first career interception against Georgia with the pick coming inside of the Carolina 10-yard line... Also logged a tackle for loss in that contest ... Notched three tackles including a tackle for loss at Clemson... Named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2015 Season at USC: Took a redshirt season … Named to the 2015-16 First-Year SEC Honor Roll.

High School: Graduated from Hapeville Charter in Atlanta in 2015... played both safety and running back for coach Winston Gordon and the Hornets... underwent knee surgery in October and missed the rest of his senior season... rated the 52nd-best safety in the country by Scout... regarded as the 70th-best player in the state and the 41st-best safety in the country by 247Sports... ranked as the 90th-best player in Georgia and the No. 58 safety in the country by ESPN.

Personal: Antoine D. Wilder Jr. was born December 2, 1996... is an experimental psychology major.

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