Five Things to Know About New Chiefs Assistant Special Teams Coach Rod Wilson

Wilson will replace Brock Olivo, now with the Denver Broncos


Rod Wilson is a former player.

While talking with the Kansas City Chiefs staff and players at the Pro Bowl, it was a point they all mentioned when speaking about the hiring of Greg Lewis—he played the game at the highest level.

The same is the case for new assistant special teams coach Rod Wilson.

Wilson played from 2005 to 2010, including three years under Chiefs special teams coach Dave Toub with the Chicago Bears from '05 to '08.

Wilson had 47 career tackles (39 solo).

Wilson was originally selected in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft.

The Chicago Bears selected Wilson with the 220th pick overall.

Wilson made it to the Super Bowl with the Bears in 2007.

Wilson is a former NFC champion, having won it with the Chicago Bears in 2006. The Bears would go on to lose to Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLI, 29-17.

Wilson played four different positions before the end of his college football career.

If you think the Chiefs love versatility in their players, you know they have to like it in their coaching staff.

Wilson was originally recruited to play quarterback, but he would also play wide receiver, spur (hybrid linebacker and safety), safety and linebacker.

Wilson was a captain his senior year at South Carolina, and he earned All-SEC honors while leading the team in tackles.

Wilson played four sports in high school.

Wilson attended Cross High School in South Carolina, where he played football, basketball and baseball, and he ran track.

Wilson was named the South Carolina 1-A offensive player of the year as a senior in high school.

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