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On his way

NIU coach Kill believes sophomore safety Wilson has NFL potential

Updated: December 21, 2009, 6:10 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

DEKALB, Ill. -- Northern Illinois sophomore safety Tracy Wilson isn't impressed by his team-high 86 tackles. The way he sees it is a tackle is something he's expected to make. Whenever an opponent is in front of him, he's supposed to put that person to the ground.

"If I didn't make those tackles, I wouldn't be on the field," Wilson said.

The numbers where Wilson truly measures his season's success are in forced fumbles, interceptions and pass breakups, which he describes as ...

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