Top 10 players of Gridiron Glory: #10 Wade Wilson
When it comes to the game of football, there are some things that you just can't teach. One of those unteachable traits is size, and Graves County offensive lineman Wade Wilson has plenty of it.
"Wade Wilson is an absolute monster," said Marshall County football coach Ron Barnard. "He's going to be the biggest kid when he steps on the field most games."
"It's hard to get around him," admitted Wilson's coach Lance Gregory. "He moves well for a big guy."
Having that presence on the offensive line is quite the asset for the Eagles.
"When you have a guy that big, and you have third and short, fourth and short, there's no secret to anybody in the stands where you're going with the ball," Barnard said.
"It's very comforting," Gregory said, with a smile on his face. "Knowing that you can run to his side of the ball, and you're going to get a few yards."
Aside from his size, coaches say Wilson's drive to be better is simply what makes him great.
"There are a lot of kids who are 6'6" and 300 plus pounds, that don't have the work ethic and the leadership skills that Wade has," said Gregory. "I think that really sets him apart from the other guys."
"All he does is get the job done," Barnard said. "He's a star for them, there's no doubt about it."