CAREER TRANSACTIONS Tavon Wilson
was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round (48th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. SEASONAL REVIEWS 2014 (16/0, 3/0)
2013 (13/0, 2/0)
- Contributed on special teams in the Super Bowl XLIX win vs. Seattle (2/1/15).
- Posted one tackle in the AFC Championship win vs. Indianapolis (1/18/15).
- Posted one tackle in the AFC Divisional win vs. Baltimore (1/10/15).
- Posted five tackles vs. Buffalo (12/28).
- Tallied two tackles in the win at N.Y. Jets (12/21).
- Saw playing time as part of the dime package and on special teams in the win vs. Miami (12/14).
- Posted two defensive tackles and one special teams stop in the win at San Diego (12/7). His tackle of Antonio Gates on a fourth down play in the fourth quarter prevented a first down and sealed the win for the Patriots.
- Played limited snaps on defense and contributed on special teams in the win vs. Chicago (10/26), finishing with three defensive tackles and one pass defensed.
- Made one tackle in the win at Buffalo (10/12).
- Posted one special teams stop in the win vs. Cincinnati (10/5).
- Played on special teams and at safety at Kansas City (9/29), posting one tackle and one pass defensed, breaking up a third-quarter Alex Smith pass intended for Anthony Fasano.
- Played on special teams and saw limited snaps at safety in the wins at Minnesota (9/14) and vs. Oakland (9/21), posting one defensive tackle.
- Rotated in the defensive backfield and on special teams and recorded three tackles in the season opener at Miami (9/7).
2012 (16/4, 2/0)
- Played in 13 regular-season games as a reserve and totaled two tackles, one interception that he returned for 74 yards and his first career touchdown, one pass defensed and three special teams tackles.
- Appeared in both playoff contests.
- Was inactive due to injury at Cincinnati (10/6), vs. New Orleans (10/13) and at N.Y. Jets (10/20).
- Appeared as a reserve on defense at Baltimore (12/22) and intercepted a fourth-quarter pass and returned it 74 yards for his first career touchdown.
- Played in all 16 regular season games and made four starts, compiling 48 tackles, four interceptions, two fumble recoveries, six passes defensed and seven special teams tackles.
- Appeared as a reserve in both postseason contests and tallied three tackles.
- Intercepted his fourth pass of the season vs. Indianapolis (11/18). Also made one tackle.
- Started four consecutive games at safety in place of an injured Steve Gregory (10/7-10/28).
- Made his first career start at safety in place of an injured Steve Gregory and registered a career-high 10 tackles vs. Denver (10/7).
- Appeared as a reserve on defense and made three tackles in the win at Buffalo (9/30). Also intercepted his second pass of the season and recovered his second fumble of the year.
- Played on defense as a reserve and recorded a takeaway in his second straight game when he recovered a fumble vs. Arizona (9/16).
- Appeared in his first NFL game made his first interception as a pro on a tipped pass in the end zone in the season-opening win at Tennessee (9/9). Also made five tackles in a reserve role.
- Honorable Mention All-Big Ten in 2010 and 2011.
- Big Ten Sportsmanship Honoree in 2010.
- Son of Darlene Williams.
- Born on March 19, 1990.
- Majored in communications.
- Wilson’s four interceptions in 2012 were one more than the total he had during his college career at Illinois.