Cooper Wilson redshirted in his first season at Nebraska and made a position switch from wide receiver to defensive back.
Before Nebraska (Bonney Lake HS)
Wilson joined Nebraska just one month before the start of fall camp. The speedster was a standout on the football field and on the track for Bonney Lake High School in Washington.
Wilson was a two-way player as a wide reciever and defensive back for the Panthers. He was a member of the varsity team all four years of his high school career.
In track, Wilson was the Washington Class 3A state champion in the 100-meter dash as a senior. He also was the conference champion in the 100, 200 and 400 meters as a senior.
Wilson was a late riser in recruiting. He originally signed with Montana State-Northern, an NAIA program before receiving FCS offers. Wilson then committed to Montana before deciding to walk on at Nebraska.