Originally created 08/30/96

Ed Wilder



Washington-Wilkes
Fullback

Profile: Wilder, who rushed for 1,534 yards and 16 TDs last season, is considered the best pure fullback in the state and, by some, the nation. He reminds many of Craig "Ironhead" Heyward, Wilder is a great athlete and a very fluid runner, and a top student, with a 3.4 GPA and 1100 SAT score.

Vitals: 6-foot-3, 260 pounds. 4.6 in 40; bench 370; squat 550.

Tigers coach Butch Brooks: "He is so quick for his size, but is like a lineman playing fullback. Defenders fall off his legs and upper body when they try to tackle him."

Wilder on Wilder: "I love football, and would love to win a championship before I'm done."