Nick Wilson working to stay healthy

Arizona running back Nick Wilson is working to become more durable. Read on to see how he is doing that and more.

It's no secret that Arizona running back Nick Wilson battled injuries last year, but he is hoping that is now behind him.

"I feel really good going into my second year," Wilson said. "I feel like I just got here, but I am real happy with where I am at right now.

"I am very healthy right now. I don’t have any major bruises yet or anything, but I’m sure those will come in time."

In order to stay healthy, Wilson has put on some pounds.

"I am a little bigger," he said. "I am around 210 now. I feel real good and I can move around with that weight now.

"I wanted to put on more weight so I could be more durable, but I felt I was trying to do everything and be real physical at 190. I feel a lot better at 210 because I can take on blocks and just run through guys with a lot more speed and velocity."

Although Wilson missed the spring in order to stay healthy, it wasn't a complete waste.

"I wanted to be out there so I could master the plays a little more and get myself more familiar," he said.

"All spring it was kind of more the mental game and resting. Now I am happy to be back out here."

As good as Wilson was last season, there is always room for improvement.

"Definitely pass blocking," Wilson said. "That’s not something I necessary shy away from, but at the same time I can improve a lot more.

"I always say what happens happens. I am going to do everything to the best of my ability and if it is better, it’s better. If not, it’s not. Then I can improve from there.


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