Wilson Named to Sun Bowl 75th Ann. Team

ATHENS - Former Georgia lineman Jim Wilson has been named to the 75th Anniversary All-Sun Bowl Team, according to an announcement by Sun Bowl President Joe E. Valenzuela.

Wilson was a standout lineman for the Bulldogs in 1963 and 1964 and was described as "the strongest player I've ever seen" by then-Coach Vince Dooley. He was a consensus All-American in 1964, earning accolades from the likes of The Associated Press, the Newspaper Enterprise Association and the Football Writers Association of America. Wilson also garnered All-SEC recognition.

Wilson helped the 1964 Bulldogs, Dooley's first team, win seven games. The Bulldogs ended the campaign with a 7-0 win against Texas Tech in the Sun Bowl, and he was chosen as the bowl¹s Most Valuable Lineman.

The Pittsburgh, Pa., native was selected in the fourth round of the 1965 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers and played four seasons in the NFL before retiring due to a spinal condition. Wilson was inducted into the State of Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 2001 and into the UGA Circle of Honor in 2005. He also was chosen for Georgia's 1950-75 All-Time Team.

The Brut Sun Bowl, the nation¹s second oldest bowl game, has had 75 different programs compete in the game, which is more than any other bowl in the nation. The bowl selected 75 players for its 75th anniversary team to commemorate the Association¹s Diamond Anniversary.

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