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2015 NFL DRAFT

Luke Willson, TE

School: Rice  |  Conference: C-USA
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: LaSalle, Ontario, Canada
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 251 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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321187-FA
Latest News
01/09/2013 - Rice seniors Luke Willson and Sam McGuffie are among 100 NFL prospects looking to improve their NFL draft prospects by playing in the 2013 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 6 p.m. ET from The Home Depot Center on the campus of California State University Dominguez Hills in Carson, Calif.

Willson played in his 45th career game against the Falcons. Despite a pair of nagging injuries, Willson played in 11 of 13 games and caught nine passes for 124 yards and a pair of touchdowns. - Conference USA Football

12/29/2012 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: TE Luke Willson, who began the year on the Mackey Award Watch List as one of the top tight ends in the nation, expects to return when Rice takes on Air Force ON Dec. 29 in the Armed Forces Bowl. The redshirt senior, who did not play in Rice's last bowl game, the Texas Bowl in 2008, has been bothered by an ankle injury and missed the final regular season game at UTEP. - The Sports Xchange

12/13/2012 - 2012 ALL-CONFERENCE USA HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): TE-Luke Willson, Sr., Rice, has been selected Honorable Mention All-Conference USA (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. - Rice football

12/03/2012 - TE Luke Willson, who began the year on the Mackey Award watch list as one of the top tight ends in the nation, hopes to return to action when Rice takes on Air Force Dec. 29 in the Armed Forces Bowl. He has been bothered by an ankle injury and missed the final regular-season game at UTEP.

11/25/2012 - TE Luke Willson sat out the game at UTEP with an ankle injury that's limited his mobility most of the season.

08/30/2012 - LOOKING GOOD: Rice has one of the best set of receivers in Conference USA, starting with tight end Luke Willson. A pre-season All C-USA selection, Willson is on the Mackey Award Watch list for the top tight end in the country for the second year in a row and is one of 312 college seniors named to the Senior Bowl's first ever "Watch List." Willson, who was in the 2012 Toronto Blue Jays extended spring training camp after signing as a non-drafted free agent last year, combined with WR Vance McDonald for 72 catches and eight touchdowns last season. Redshirt sophomore Jordan Taylor could play a key role. - The Sports Xchange

07/24/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE USA TEAM (COACHES): TE Luke Willson, Sr., Rice...Willson enters his senior year as a consensus All C-USA selection and has been named to three award watch lists (Mackey, Lombardi and College Football Performance). Willson was the only tight end from Conference USA to be named to the Mackey Award watch list with is given annually to the best collegiate tight end. He was third on the team with 29 catches last year despite missing nearly two full games with injuries. He topped 100 yards receiving for the first time with 104 yards vs. Tulsa on a career-best seven catches. - Rice football

07/20/2012 - 2012 ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Luke Willson, TE, Rice, has been selected to the Preseason Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season, presented the nation's top college lineman or linebacker each year by The Rotary Club of Houston. While the award is better known as an award for linemen and linebackers, tight ends have always been eligible for the honor and two (Ken McAffee of Notre Dame and Keith Jackson of Oklahoma) have been named as finalists. Willson has also named to the watch list for the John Mackey Award, which is presented to the top tight end in college football and to College Football Performance Awards Tight End Trophy Watch List. Last season he was a second-team All C-USA selection by Phil Steele after finishing second on the team with 313 receiving yards and three touchdowns. He was tabbed by Steele as a preseason All C-USA pick this year and was also named to Dave Campbell's Texas Football's All Texas College preseason team. He spent the first part of this summer participating in the Toronto Blue Jays extended spring training camp after signing with the club as a non-drafted free agent last August. While he was with the Blue Jays, he was drafted by the Toronto Argos in the fourth round of the CFL Draft. - Rice football

07/10/2012 - 2012 JOHN MACKEY AWARD PRESEASON WATCHLIST: Luke Willson, Rice, has been selected to the 2012 preseason watch list for the John Mackey Award, which is presented annually to college football's best tight end. This marks the second consecutive year that Willson has been a member of the Mackey Award watch list. Last season he was a second-team All C-USA selection by Phil Steele after finishing second on the team with 313 receiving yards and three touchdowns. He was tabbed by Steele as a preseason All C-USA pick this year and was also named to Dave Campbell's Texas Football's All Texas College preseason team. He spent the first part of this summer participating in the Toronto Blue Jays extended spring training camp after signing with the club as a non-drafted free agent last August. While he was with the Blue Jays, he was drafted by the Toronto Argos in the fourth round of the CFL Draft. - Rice football

 
Latest News
01/09/2013 - Rice seniors Luke Willson and Sam McGuffie are among 100 NFL prospects looking to improve their NFL draft prospects by playing in the 2013 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 6 p.m. ET from The Home Depot Center on the campus of California State University Dominguez Hills in Carson, Calif.

Willson played in his 45th career game against the Falcons. Despite a pair of nagging injuries, Willson played in 11 of 13 games and caught nine passes for 124 yards and a pair of touchdowns. - Conference USA Football

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