Redshirt freshman De'Jon Wilson got the most significant playing time of his career on Saturday. A 6-foot-2, 245-pound defensive lineman from Washington, D.C., Wilson recorded three tackles, including one for a 3-yard loss, and recovered a Buccaneers fumble.
"It was very fun," he said. "Coach said, 'Let's go dive in there and swim,' and that's what I did.
"Every practice, I go hard and every situation I get in, I try to go hard. They recognized my hard work and they wanted to give me a shot and see what I do with it."
Defensive line coach Jim Jeffcoat was pleased with the results from Wilson, who had just one tackle in 29 total snaps during the first five games.
"He deserves to get an opportunity to play," Jeffcoat said. "He's been improving each week and I wanted to get him in the game situation and see what he could do. He did some good things."