Wilson, Barry - Football, 1985

Barry Wilson was a three-sport athlete at Benedictine Military Academy, lettering in football, baseball, and basketball. With the Cadet football team from 1958-61, Wilson won All-City and All-State honors and led Region 2-AAA in touchdown passes. Wilson was also a starting pitcher and outfielder on the Cadet’s 1961 state championship baseball team.
Although he could have continued his baseball career, Wilson was offered football scholarships early in his senior season and accepted a contract from the University of Georgia. While at Georgia, Wilson was a thee-year starter for the Bulldogs at offensive and defensive end positions. He was captain of the 1964 Georgia team and also won All-SEC honors that year. Wilson also received the J.B. Whitworth Award as the outstanding lineman at Georgia and the Sears Award as Savannah’s outstanding amateur athlete.
After a tour of duty in the U.S. Army, Wilson returned to athletics to serve in the coaching profession. He coached at his alma mater for six years before leaving to become linebacker coach at Georgia Tech for five more years. Wilson then tried to coach in the professional ranks, joining Steve Spurrier’s staff with the Tampa Bay Bandits of the United States Football League.

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