PLAYER
Tavon Wilson
S #32
Height:
6-0
Weight:
212
Age:
27
College:
Illinois
Hometown:
Washington, DC
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
7
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 175 139 36 1.0 0 14 8 207 -- 74 1 0 4
2017 DET 2 2 7 5 2 0.0 -- 1 1 23 23 23 0 0 --
2016 DET 15 14 89 74 15 1.0 -- 2 2 23 11.5 18 0 0 2
2015 NE 9 0 13 10 3 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2014 NE 16 0 22 19 3 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 NE 13 0 3 3 0 0.0 0 1 1 74 74 74 1 0 --
2012 NE 16 4 41 28 13 0.0 -- 6 4 87 21.8 45 0 0 2
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 ARI W 35-23 3 3 0 0.0 -- 1 1 23 23 23 0 0 --
2 @NYG W 24-10 4 2 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

Sixth-year safety who joins S Glover Quin as the veterans of the Lions safety crew. Entered the NFL as the New England Patriots’ second-round draft selection in 2012 out of Illinois.

MANE FACTS

  • Pronunciation: TAY-von

TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed by the Detroit Lions as an unrestricted free agent on March 10, 2016.
  • Drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round (48th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.

PRO
Sixth-year safety who joins S Glover Quin as the veterans of the Lions safety crew. Entered the NFL as the New England Patriots’ second-round draft selection in 2012 out of Illinois.

2016: Started his first game as a Lion in Week 1 at Indianapolis (9/11) at safety, notching four solo tackles.

  • Recorded seven solo tackles, including one tackle for loss, in Week 2 vs. Tennessee (9/18).
  • Made three tackles (two solo) in Week 3 at Green Bay (9/25) before exiting the game early due to injury.
  • Logged five solo tackles in Week 5 vs. Philadelphia (10/9).
  • Combined for three tackles (two solo) in Week 6 vs. Los Angeles (10/16).
  • In Week 7 vs. Washington (10/23), recovered his third career fumble and first as a Lion, following a strip of Washington QB Kirk Cousins by DE Brandon Copeland in the end zone. Also combined for four tackles (three solo).
  • Recorded a team-high nine tackles (six solo) in Week 8 at Houston (10/30). Also made his third-career tackle for loss when he took down Texans RB Lamar Miller for a 3-yard loss.
  • Notched eight solo tackles in the Lions' 22-16 overtime victory in Week 9 at Minnesota (11/6).
  • In Week 11 vs. Jacksonville (11/20), intercepted Jaguars QB Blake Bortles for five yards, had one pass defense and one fumble recovery. Also recorded a team-high five tackles.
  • In Week 12 vs. Minnesota on Thanksgiving (11/24), combined for eight tackles in the Lions’ 16-13 victory.
  • In Week 13 at New Orleans (12/4), recorded his second interception of the season when he tipped and caught Saints QB Dres Brees’ pass in the fourth quarter and ran 18 yards with the ball. Also recorded three solo tackles and one pass defense.
  • Recorded five solo tackles in Week 14 vs. Chicago (12/11), surpassing 60 tackles in a season for the first time in his career (64).
  • In Week 15 at New York Giants (12/18), combined for nine tackles (seven solo).
  • In Week 16 at Dallas (12/26), combined for seven tackles (four solo). Also recorded one tackle for loss when he dropped Cowboys RB Darren McFadden for one yard.
  • Notched his first career sack in Week 17 vs. Green Bay (1/1) when he took down Packers QB Aaron Rodgers for a 5-yard loss. Also combined for seven tackles (five solo).
  • Combined for seven tackles (six solo) in the Wild Card playoff game at Seattle (1/7).

2015: Finished with 10 tackles (eight solo), two pass defenses and three special teams tackles in his final season with New England. Appeared in nine games.

2014: Played in all 16 regular season games as a reserve safety and on special teams, as well as the Patriots’ three postseason games en route to the team’s Super Bowl XLIX championship run.

  • Recorded at least three tackles in three games, including at Miami (9/7), vs. Chicago (10/26), at San Diego (12/7) and a season-high five vs. Buffalo (12/28).

2013: Appeared in 13 regular season games as a reserve safety, totaling two tackles, one interception, one pass defense and three special teams tackles. He returned his one interception 74 yards for a touchdown, the first of his career, at Baltimore (12/22).

  • Also appeared in both Patriots postseason games.

2012: As a rookie, saw action in all 16 regular season games and made four starts, compiling 48 tackles, four interceptions, two fumble recoveries, six pass defenses and seven special teams tackles. Also appeared as a reserve in both postseason contests, tallying three tackles.

  • Played in his first NFL game and made his first interception as a pro on a tipped pass in the end zone in the season opener at Tennessee (9/9). Also recorded five tackles in the game.
  • Made his first career start at safety in place of injured S Steve Gregory and registered a career high 10 tackles vs. Denver (10/7).

COLLEGE
Honorable Mention All-Big Ten Selection in 2010 and 2011 at Illinois. Also was named a Big Ten Sportsmanship Honoree in 2010.

PERSONAL
Played his high school ball at H.D. Wilson high school as a native of Washington. D.C. Earned First Team All-Metro honors from The Washington Post and was ranked as the fifth-best recruit in the D.C. area by Rivals.com. Also ranked as the No. 28 cornerback by ESPN.com.

  • Concluded his prep career with nine interceptions. On offense, also totaled 48 receptions for 958 yards and 10 touchdowns.
  • Majored in communication at Illinois.

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