An All-American and All-SEC candidate, Ross Wilson returns for his third season as the Crimson Tide's starting second baseman, where he teams with Josh Rutledge to form one of the best middle infields in college baseball ... invited to Team USA National Trials this past summer in Cary, N.C. ... played in all five games during trials at USA Complex ... one of the Crimson Tide's top returning players ... outstanding athlete who hits for both average and power ... has excellent speed and may be the team's best overall base runner ... started 117 games in his UA career ... he is batting .321 (152-for-473) with 24 home runs and 94 RBI in his two-year career ... also added six triples, 26 doubles and scored 119 runs for the Tide ... in SEC play, Wilson is hitting .305 (71-for-233) with 12 home runs and 47 RBI in 57 career SEC games ... coming off his best season at the plate, where he hit .353 (76-for-215) with nine home runs and 47 RBI ... had more walks and less strikeouts in 2009 than the previous season ... enjoyed a spectacular freshman season, where he hit .295 with 15 home runs and 47 RBI in 62 games ...tied Alabama freshman record with 15 home runs ... Jeremy Brown (former first-round pick of the Oakland Athletics) also hit 15 home runs as freshman in 1999 ... named to 2008 Southwest Diamond Classic All-Tournament Team, after hitting .357 (5 for 14) with one double, two triples, two home runs and six RBI in three games ... tied UA single-game record with two home runs in one inning against Mississippi State on April 19 ... Frank Velleggia (vs. Columbus College, 1983), Joe Caruso (vs. UAB, 1996) and G.W. Keller (vs. Niagara, 1999) also hit two home runs in one inning for the Tide ... named SEC Freshman of the Week twice in 2008 following SEC series wins over Mississippi State and Georgia ... named to 2008 Conway (S.C.) Regional All-Tournament Team, where he hit .500 (7 for 14) with four runs scored, three home runs and five RBI in three games ... he compiled a .553 on-base mark and 1.143 tournament slugging percentage ... tied UA postseason record with two home runs against Coastal Carolina on May 31 ...also starred in high school on popular MTV mini series "Two-A-Days" during the 2005 and 2006 football seasons . .. is the younger brother of former Alabama quarterback John Parker Wilson, a three-year starter who owns virtually every single-season and career passing record for the Tide ... his mother, Susan Ingram Wilson, was an Alabama football cheerleader during her collegiate tenure and was on the squad for the Tide's 1979 National Champion, the last for Coach Paul Bryant.
CAREER POSTSEASON NOTES:
Wilson has started all 11 postseason games in his career ... hitting .409 (18-for-44) with 13 runs scored, three home runs and seven RBI ... hit safely in 10 of 11 career postseason games, including an eight-game postseason hitting streak ... he hit ..400 (6-for-15) in four post season games in 2009, with one double, one RBI and four runs scored ... UA's leading hitter in the 2008 postseason with a .414 (12-for-29) with nine runs scored, three home runs and six RBI ... posted .500 on-base percentage and .769 slugging mark ... played in six career SEC Tournament games, where he is batting .333 (8-for-24) with seven runs scored and one RBI ... batted .333 (3-for-9) in two games at 2009 SEC Tournament and scored two runs ... started all four games at the 2008 SEC Tournament ... hit .333 (5-for-15) with five runs scored and one RBI ... collected two hits against Georgia (May 22) and LSU (May 24) ... played in five career NCAA Tournament games ... batting .500 (10-for-20) in those five games with three home runs and six RBI ... also added two doubles and scored six runs ... he was 3-for-6 (.500) in two NCAA Clemson Regional games in 2009 with two runs scored, one double and one RBI ... UA's leading hitter at the 2008 NCAA Conway Regional, where he batted .500 (7-for-14) with four runs scored, three home runs and five RBI ... posted back-to-back three-hit games game against East Carolina (May 30) and Coastal Carolina (May 31) ... tied UA postseason record with two home runs against Coastal Carolina.
First-Team All-SEC selection ... named to SEC All-Defensive Team ... started 55 games at second base (54) and shortstop (1) for the Tide ... missed three games against South Alabama (hand, April 29), Auburn (slight concussion, May 15-16) ... hit .353 (76-for-215) in 55 starts with nine home runs and 47 RBI ... also added 15 doubles and scored 59 runs ... ranked eighth in the SEC in on-base percentage (.454) and 10th in hitting (.353) ... in SEC play, he batted .343 (37-for-108) with five home runs and 27 RBI in 27 games ... ranked fourth in the league in triples (3) and 12th in hitting (.343) in league play ... closed the year with a career-best 16-game hitting streak, where he batted .406 (26-for-64) with five doubles, 11 RBI and 18 runs scored ... it was the third-longest hitting streak by an Alabama player behind Taylor Dugas (24) and Kent Matthes (18) ... Wilson's previous high was a 13-game hitting streak from April 27-May 22, 2008, where he .370 (20-for-54) with four doubles, four home runs and 12 RBI ... also hit safely in 19 of his last 20 games, dating back to April 14 ... hit safely in 46 of 55 games ... fourth on team with 21 multi-hit games ... ranks third with 12 multi-RBI games ... third on team with 11 multi-hit SEC games ... second on team with nine multi-RBI games in SEC play ... went 4-for-5 with two doubles, three runs scored and one RBI in UA's 11-5 win over Nicholls State on Feb. 24 ... went 4-for-9 (.444) with three runs scored, one home run and five RBI in double-header sweep vs. UIC on Feb. 28 ... went 3-for-5 with two runs scored, one home run and five RBI in win 20-4 win over Illinois-Chicago (Feb. 28) ... named to 2009 Whataburger College Classic All-Tournament Team, where he batted .556 (5-for-9) with home run, four RBI and four runs scored ... recorded three-hit (solo HR), three-RBI game against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on March 5 ... recorded four RBI game (three-run HR) vs. Samford on March 11 ... went 3-for-6 with two doubles and two RBI at Mississippi on March 22 ... went 3-for-5 and scored three runs in 22-4 win over Troy on April 7 ... scored 100th career run at Samford on April 15 ... played 100th career game at Vanderbilt on April 17 ... also hit three-run home run against Vanderbilt on April 17 to cap a six-run, 8th inning ... went 4-for-6 with four runs scored and three RBI in UA's series-clinching win at Mississippi State on May 2 ... hit .333 (4-for-12) against Arkansas and scored four runs ...Wilson was the starting second baseman and batted second in all the games of the Cuban exhibition series ... he was 2 for 12 (.167) with two RBI ... he drove in the Tide's first run of the series in game one with a two-out single in the third inning ... he added an RBI single in UA's 5-run, fifth inning in the series finale as UA took its only lead in the series.
Turned in one of the most impressive freshman campaigns in school history ... tied UA single-season freshman home run record with 15 round trippers ... Jeremy Brown, a first-round draft pick by Oakland Athletics, also hit 15 home runs as freshman in 1999 ... played and started 62 games ... batted .295 (76 for 258) with 15 home runs and 47 RBI ... scored 60 runs and added 11 doubles and was UA co-leader with four triples ... hit safely in 49 of 62 games ... reached base safely in 51 of 62 games ... fourth on team with 23 multi-hit games ... fifth on team with 10 multi-RBI games ... batted .272 (34 for 125) in 30 SEC starts with seven home runs and 20 RBI ... scored 25 runs and added five doubles and two triples ... a two-time SEC Freshman of the Week winner against Mississippi State and Georgia ... he has flirted with two cycles this season against UT Arlington (Feb. 28) Georgia (May 16), missing by a single each time ... opened the season with an impressive 3 for 5 game and scored three runs against Cal Poly on Feb. 22 ... went 3 for 5 with double, triple, home run and four RBI against Texas Arlington on Feb. 28 in the opening round of the 2008 Southwest Diamond Classic in Frisco, Texas ... went 2 for 5 with two runs, one home run and two RBI in championship game win over Dallas Baptist ... named to the 2008 SWDC All-Tournament Team, after hitting .357 (5 for 14) with five runs scored, two home runs and six RBI in three games ... went 2 for 5 with three runs scored, one home run and season-high six RBI in win over Youngstown State on March 7 ... cracked seventh-inning grand slam against the Penguins ... posted a five-game hitting streak from March 7-12, where he batted .350 (7 for 20) with eight runs scored and seven RBI ... went 2-for-5 with two runs scored in 9-5 win over Samford on March 12 ... recorded five consecutive multi-hit games from March 16-22 ... posted seven-game hitting streak from March 16-25, where he batted .387 (12 for 31) with three runs scored and four RBI ... had season-best four-game RBI streak from March 18-22 ... hit .385 (5 for 13) in series win over No. 4 Vanderbilt on March 21-23 ... named SEC Freshman of the Week following his three-game performance against Mississippi State on April 19-20 ... Wilson was the Tide's leading hitter against the Bulldogs, where he went 4-for-9 (.444) with five runs scored, three home runs and five RBI ... he went 3 for 4 with two home runs, three RBI and scored three runs in UA's 21-7 win in series opener ... tied the Alabama single-game record with two home runs in the seventh inning ... one of four UA players with two home runs in same inning, joining Frank Velleggia (vs. Columbus College, 1983), Joe Caruso (vs. UAB, 1996) and G.W. Keller (vs. Niagara, 1999) ... capped the series with a game-winning, two-run home run in series finale ... went 2 for 4 with three runs scored, two home runs and two RBI against South Alabama (April 23) ... cracked five home runs in a five-game stretch from April 19-23, including multi-homer games against Mississippi State (April 19) and South Alabama (April 23) ... four of those five home runs came in seventh inning ... recorded two hits in series opener against Auburn on April 25 ... hit safely in all three games at Arkansas, where he batted .357 (5 for 14) with two home runs and three RBI ... homered in back-to-back games on May 3-4 ... closed the season with his best series of the season at No. 7 Georgia (May 16-17) ... he batted .462 (6 for 13) with eight runs, five extra base hits, including two home runs, and eight RBI ... went 3 for 5 with three runs scored and five RBI in UA's 17-13 series opening win ... homered in both games of doubleheader on May 16 ... recorded two hits and scored career-high four runs in UA's 16-13 series-clinching win on May 17 ... recorded season-high 13-game hitting streak from April 27-May 22, where he batted .370 (20 for 5) with nine extra base hits, 12 RBI and 17 runs scored ... concluded season with 10-game SEC hitting streak, where he batted .386 (17 for 44) with 15 runs, four home runs and 11 RBI ... started all seven games for the Tide ... UA's leading hitter in the postseason with a .414 (12 for 29) with nine runs scored, three home runs and six RBI ... posted .500 on-base percentage and .769 slugging mark ... batted .333 (5 for 15) in four SEC Tournament games with four runs scored and one RBI ... recorded two hits against Georgia (May 22) and LSU (May 24) ... season-high three walks against Kentucky on May 24 ... named to 2008 Conway (S.C.) Regional All-Tournament Team, where he hit .500 (7 for 14) with four runs scored, three home runs and five RBI in three games ... he compiled a .553 on-base mark and 1.143 tournament slugging percentage ... went 3 for 5 with two runs scored, one home run and two RBI in NCAA Regional debut against East Carolina on May 30 ... went 3 for 5 with three runs scored, two home runs and three RBI against Coastal Carolina ... tied UA NCAA Regional record with two home runs against Coastal Carolina on May 31 ... played for the Bourne Braves in the prestigious wooden-bat 2008 Cape Cod League ...led team to a 23-21-1 overall record ... played in 39 games and made starts at second base (22), third base (8) and shortstop (2) ... hit .217 (32 for 147) with one home run and 13 RBI ... also scored 13 runs and added five doubles and one triple.
A 2007 graduate of Hoover High School where he was a three-year starter on the diamond for Coach Rick Davis ... hit .409 during his junior and senior seasons with 20 home runs and 84 RBI ... also added 26 doubles ... as a senior in 2007, he hit .412 with 13 home runs and 49 RBI ... was a 2007 Playstation High School All-American and played in the Playstation All-American game in Albuquerque, N.M., a game nationally televised by Fox Sports Net ... a 2007 First-Team Class 6A All-State selection by The Birmingham News and the Alabama Sports Writers Association ... a member of the 2007 Birmingham News Super All-State Team ... a member of the 2007 Birmingham News Super All-Metro Team ... a 2007 ASWA Super 10 selection ... as a junior in 2006 , he hit .404 with seven home runs and 35 RBI ... also added 15 doubles ... a 2006 Honorable Mention All-State honoree by The Birmingham News and the Alabama Sports Writers Association ... rated by Perfect Game Crosschecker as the 89th-best high school prospect in the nation in 2007 ... was rated by Perfect Game Crosschecker as the 42nd-best high school middle infielder in the nation in 2007 ... attended the 2006 East Coast Professional Showcase in Wilmington, N.C., and the 2006 National Showcase ... a two-time All-State selection in football as a starting quarterback ... threw for more than 6,000 yards and 60 TDs over the course of his junior and senior seasons ... led the Bucs to a 14-1 record and the school's fourth straight state title in 2005 ... named the Most Valuable Player of the 2005 Super 6 Championship Game.
Full name is Ross Ingram Wilson ... son of Parker and Susan Wilson ... has three siblings, John Parker, Marlo and Peyton ... starred in 2006 and 2007 on the popular reality-based MTV mini-series, "Two-A-Days" ... his father, Parker, played professional baseball in the Boston Red Sox organization ... his mother, Susan, was a cheerleader at Alabama and was on the cheerleading squad during the Tide's 12-0 season in 1979 ... his brother, John Parker, was the Tide's starting quarterback and holds virtually every single-season and career passing record ... Ross and John Parker both won state championships at Hoover High School ... his uncle, Thomas Wilson, played collegiate baseball at Livingston and in the professional ranks for the Cincinnati Reds organization ... Thomas Wilson later served as a scout for the Reds and helped build Cincinnati's 1990 World Series championship team.