Coach Bio

Rod Wilson
Assistant Special Teams

Biography

Rod Wilson enters his first season as the assistant special teams coach with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2017. Prior to joining the Chiefs, Wilson spent four seasons at Charleston Southern coaching the safties for one season (2013) and the inside linebackers for three seasons(2014-16), following a six-year NFL career. Within his four years at CSU, he made a brief stop in Kansas City as part of the league’s Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship during the club’s 2015 training camp.

Under Wilson’s tutelage, CSU landed at least one linebacker on the Big South’s All-Conference squad each of his four seasons. In 2016, Wilson helped guide the Buccaneers defense to top rankings within the league, limiting opponents to the fewest rushing touchdowns (15) and fewest total rushing yards (1,488). The 2015 Buccaneers ranked atop the league in total defense (292.0 yards per game) and held opponents to the second-fewest rushing yards per game (147.1) which helped earn an outright Big South title and the program’s first-ever berth into the FCS Playoffs.

Prior to his collegiate coaching career, Wilson enjoyed a six-year playing career in the National Football League. Originally selected in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft (220th overall) by the Chicago Bears, Wilson appeared in 51 games for the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, tallying 47 tackles and one forced fumble while primarily playing a special teams role under then-Special Teams Coach Dave Toub. Wilson’s career highlights include four playoff appearances, which included two NFC Championship appearances and a trip to Super Bowl XLI.

The Cross, S.C. native attended the University of South Carolina, where he played five different positions for the Gamecocks (quarterback, wide receiver, spur, safety and linebacker) and put together an outstanding senior year as one of USC’s captains, leading the team in tackles (68) while earning All-SEC honors, and SEC Academic Honor Roll accolades.

Education: South Carolina (B.S. 2005). Born: Cross, S.C. Family: Son, Jaylen.

Rod Wilson enters his first season as the assistant special teams coach with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2017. Prior to joining the Chiefs, Wilson spent four seasons at Charleston Southern coaching the safties for one season (2013) and the inside linebackers for three seasons(2014-16), following a six-year NFL career. Within his four years at CSU, he made a brief stop in Kansas City as part of the league’s Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship during the club’s 2015 training camp.

Under Wilson’s tutelage, CSU landed at least one linebacker on the Big South’s All-Conference squad each of his four seasons. In 2016, Wilson helped guide the Buccaneers defense to top rankings within the league, limiting opponents to the fewest rushing touchdowns (15) and fewest total rushing yards (1,488). The 2015 Buccaneers ranked atop the league in total defense (292.0 yards per game) and held opponents to the second-fewest rushing yards per game (147.1) which helped earn an outright Big South title and the program’s first-ever berth into the FCS Playoffs.

Prior to his collegiate coaching career, Wilson enjoyed a six-year playing career in the National Football League. Originally selected in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft (220th overall) by the Chicago Bears, Wilson appeared in 51 games for the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, tallying 47 tackles and one forced fumble while primarily playing a special teams role under then-Special Teams Coach Dave Toub. Wilson’s career highlights include four playoff appearances, which included two NFC Championship appearances and a trip to Super Bowl XLI.

The Cross, S.C. native attended the University of South Carolina, where he played five different positions for the Gamecocks (quarterback, wide receiver, spur, safety and linebacker) and put together an outstanding senior year as one of USC’s captains, leading the team in tackles (68) while earning All-SEC honors, and SEC Academic Honor Roll accolades.

Education: South Carolina (B.S. 2005). Born: Cross, S.C. Family: Son, Jaylen.