Wilson Named To All-Star Challenge
Jan. 29, 2018

2018 State Farm All-Star Challenge

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State wide receiver Cedrick Wilson was selected on Monday as one of 24 college football players to participate in the 2018 State Farm All-Star Football Challenge this week, the event announced.

The 2018 State Farm All-Star Football Challenge takes place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and will air on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. MT this Friday (Feb. 2). The event features 24 of college football’s top players divided into six teams which will compete in a series of skills competitions.

The teams are divided along conference lines, with teams representing the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 SEC, and a “Wild Card” team featuring players from outside of the aforementioned conferences. Wilson, the only Mountain West representative on the Wild Card team, will be joined on that roster by Toledo quarterback Logan Woodside, UTSA defensive end Marcus Davenport, and UTEP guard Will Hernandez.

Each player will individually participate in a timed event, and finish with a full-team event. Winners of the individual events will have their times compiled into a cumulative score to determine the winning team.

The competitions will include: the State Farm QB Accuracy Competition, the Edward Jones Hands Competition, the Samsung Lineman Strength Challenge, and the Mercedes-Benz Obstacle Course. The program will conclude with the State Farm Team Competition.

Wilson will take part in the competition following his participation in the Reese’s Senior Bowl this past Saturday in Mobile, Ala. There, Wilson made one catch for four yards as the North team fell, 45-16, to the South squad.

The All-Star Football Challenge is yet another postseason notch in Wilson’s belt after a record-breaking 2017 campaign for Boise State. Wilson caught 83 passes for a Boise State single-season record 1,511 yards along with seven touchdowns this past season, being named to the All-Mountain West First Team. He saved two of his best performances of the season for the final two games, first catching eight passes for 148 yards in Boise State’s 17-14 Mountain West Championship Game victory over Fresno State, then going for 221 yards and a touchdown over 10 receptions in the Broncos’ 38-28 win over Oregon at the Las Vegas Bowl. For the latter performance, Wilson was named to the All-Bowl Teams of ESPN.com, SI.com, and USA TODAY.

For the year, Wilson had six 100-yard receiving games as well as a pair of 200-yard games, as, along with with the Las Vegas Bowl performance, he hit the 200-yard mark Sept. 22 against Virginia.


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