Player Spotlight: LB Lawrence Wilson, UConn

Undersized at just 6’1” and 226 pounds, the Connecticut middle linebacker makes up for what he lacks in bulk with top-notch straight-line speed. Whether he’s defending against the run or the short passing game of Oklahoma, expect Wilson to make plays from sideline-to-sideline; he always finds the ball. Wilson’s closing speed also means he is never out of play. There are two things you can count on from this Connecticut product in the 2011 Fiesta Bowl; he will put in an honest day’s work and he will finish the tackle when he gets his hands on his man. If the Huskies are to pull off the upset of Oklahoma and shock the world, Wilson will have to play a key role in slowing down the Sooners’ explosive attack.

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