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Wilson, Thorton earn football pre-season honors

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Deron Wilson is 2nd in school history for pass deflections. Deron Wilson is 2nd in school history for pass deflections.

     Deron Wilson and Khyri Thorton were named to the Athlon Sports 2013 pre-season All-Conference USA first team defensive squad this week, adding to their distinction as Phil Steele 2013 pre-season All-C-USA selections.

     Wilson has started every game for the black and gold since his redshirt freshman season in 2010.

     He enters the season at the team's active leader in interceptions with eight.

     Thorton's nine and half tackles for loss in 2012 we're second on the team behind former golden eagle and New England Patriot Jamie Collins.