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2012 MAC Freshman of the Year transferring to Bethune-Cookman

Jaime Wilson, Dwayne Gratz

According to Bruce Feldman, Jaime Wilson — who announced he’d transfer from Western Michigan back in February — is heading to FCS-level Bethune-Cookman to be closer to his 5-year-old daughter.

Wilson earned MAC Freshman of the Year honors in 2012, reeling in 67 catches for 792 yards and six touchdowns while also succeeding as a punt returner. But he broke his ankle and missed the entire 2013 season, though stuck around the program after deciding to transfer so he could finish out the semester and work as a student assistant with the team.

Bethune-Cookman, located in Daytona Beach, Fla., is about a three hour drive south from his hometown of Belle Glade, Fla., so he’ll be able to be around his daughter far more often than when he was over 1,000 miles away in Kalamazoo, Mich.

“It was a tough decision to leave, but really when it came down to it, I had to think about my daughter’s future and me being in her life,” Wilson told Feldman.

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2 Responses to “2012 MAC Freshman of the Year transferring to Bethune-Cookman”
  1. raysfan1 says: Apr 28, 2014 10:02 AM

    I certainly understand the impetus to be close to his 5-year-old daughter. What I don’t understand is signing with WMU in the first place then, that far away from his then 3-year-old daughter.

  2. earpaniac says: Apr 28, 2014 12:47 PM

    He’s a freshman and has a 5 year old? Holy cow. I’m not that old, but 13-14 seems a little young to be a dad. At least it seems he’s taking some responsibility.

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