Wilson Van Hooser
Montana, Powell combines for four touchdowns; Grant hauls in two scores
Quarterbacks shine as the Green Wave hold practice at the New Orleans Saints indoor facility
Griffin throws for 346 yards in his final collegiate game; Santos sets NCAA single season mark
Griffin sets completion record, Grant becomes 1,000-yard receiver, Santos drills three field goals in the loss
The Green Wave dropped their Conference USA contest against UTEP, 44-7, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Oct. 15, 2011.
Career Notes: Two-year letterman has 44 catches for 572 yards (13.0 avg.) and four touchdowns while running six times for three yards (0.5 avg.) and returning five kickoffs for 82 yards (16.4 avg.) for his career...played in 24 games with nine starts...has at least one reception in his last 17 games, including multiple-catch outings in the last eight contests...sits atop the depth chart at one of the wide receiver positions entering preseason practice.
2011: Saw action in all 13 games with nine starts as a sophomore...led the team in receiving yards (487) and touchdown grabs (4) while sitting second in catches (36) and third in all-purpose yards (480)...had at least one catch in each game, including a career highs with six catches for 100 yards and a touchdown vs Memphis (10/22)...also had scoring receptions vs Southeastern Louisiana (9/3), at UAB (9/17) and at SMU (11/5)...had a pair of five-catch outings: for 66 yards and a touchdown at SMU and for 56 yards at Rice (11/19)...caught a career-long 55-yard touchdown pass in the season opener vs Southeastern Louisiana...hauled in four passes at East Carolina (10/29) and snared three vs UTEP (10/15).
2010: Played in 11 games as a redshirt-freshman...caught eight passes for 85 yards (7.7 avg.), ran four times for 10 yards (2.5 avg.) and returned five kickoffs for 82 yards (16.4)...posted season highs with two catches for 30 yards, including a season-long 21-yarder, at Marshall (11/27)...had single-catch games vs Ole Miss (9/11), at Rutgers (10/2), vs Army (10/9), vs Southern Miss, (11/6), vs Rice (11/13) and vs UCF (11/20)...had a career-best four kickoff returns for 71 yards at Tulsa (10/16).
2009: Did not play as a true freshman...redshirted the season.
High School: Four-year letterman at Trinity Presbyterian where he played quarterback, running back, wide receiver and defensive back for coach Randy Ragsdale...named two-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com...tabbed the No. 213 and No. 277 receiver in the nation by ESPN.com and Scout.com, respectively...helped the Wildcats go a combined 34-13 as a prepster, including three trips to the state playoffs and the 2008 city championship...for his career, hauled in 107 passes for 1356 yards and 14 touchdowns, while running for another three scores...named first-team all-metro as a senior when he caught 60 passes for 585 yards (9.75 avg.) and three touchdowns, including a 14-catch, 103-yard effort against Dadeville on Sept. 19, 2008...posted four 100-yard receiving games as a junior to finish the year with 43 receptions for 749 yards (17.42 avg.) and 10 scores when he claimed honorable-mention all-state and first-team all-metro recognition...ran for 89 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries and snared four passes for 38 yards and a score as a sophomore...also lettered three years in basketball and soccer, and once in track and field...off the field, was a member of the show choir and was active in community service.
Personal: Born Wilson Butler Van Hooser on Dec. 31, 1990, in Montgomery, Ala...son of Bill and Joy Van Hooser...has two brothers, William and current Green Wave teammate Fudge...majoring in sociology.
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