Washington Huskies 2012 Evaluations: RB Erich Wilson II


Oct 27, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies running back Erich Wilson II (20) participates in pregame warmups against the Oregon State Beavers at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Statistics: 28 attempts for 145 yards (5.2ypa) and 1 touchdowns; 0 receptions for 0 yards.

What He Did In 2012: Wilson started the year as the third-string running back. After Callier went down for the year in the season-opener, he automatically became the backup as a true freshman. After running well with the handful of carries he received against SDSU and LSU, Wilson received 15 carries in garbage time against Portland State, and he produced a very solid 72 yards. He didn’t play against Stanford, scored his first touchdown in more garbage time against Oregon, and then…pretty much nothing. He was leap-frogged on the depth chart by Kendyl Taylor, who, despite an official move to wide receiver, began to receive what few carries Bishop Sankey didn’t. Besides 3 carries for 5 yards against Colorado, Wilson didn’t record any more statistics the rest of the year.

What I Expect Of Him In 2013: Sankey will continue to carry the ball a minimum of 20-25 times a game, so there will not be a ton of carries to be had beyond that, and if the coaches thought someone other than Wilson should have them last year, there’s not much reason to expect a change, especially with the possibility of Jesse Callier’s return. Expect Wilson to pretty much just sit at 3rd or 4th on the depth chart, but watch out for him later in his career, as his 5 yards per attempt was very solid, even if the sample size was small.