Selected by Green Bay Packers in the seventh round (230th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft, April 24, 2010…Signed by Oakland Raiders as an unrestricted free agent, March 28, 2014…Re-signed by Oakland as an unrestricted free agent, April 30, 2015.
AT A GLANCE
CAREER: Veteran defensive lineman heads into his second season with the Raiders…Played in all 16 games for Oakland in 2014, starting seven…Served as a key part of the team’s defensive line rotation with the Packers…Had his most productive season in 2012, appearing in 11 games with seven starts and setting new career bests with 37 tackles (18 solo) and 2.5 sacks…Played in 31-of-32 possible games in his first two NFL seasons…Played in all 16 games in 2011, making two starts and tallying 35 tackles (21)…Appeared in 15 games with two starts his rookie year, recording 21 tackles (12 ) and one sack…Played in all four playoff contests as well, getting the starting nod in Super Bowl XLV…Career totals include 66 games played with 18 starts, 137 tackles (76), 5.5 sacks, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed.
2014: Played in all 16 games with seven starts at defensive end...Credited with 34 tackles (22 solo), two sacks and one fumble recovery...(9/7) at NYJ: Posted one solo tackle in Raiders debut...(9/14) vs. Hou.: Assisted on three tackles...(9/21) at NE: Made a series of big plays in the second half, posting two solo tackles and first sack as a Raider...Got to QB Tom Brady for an 8-yard sack late in the fourth quarter…(9/28) vs. Mia.: Notched a season-high five tackles (four)...(10/12) vs. SD: Registered second sack of the season, dropping QB Philip Rivers on third down to force a Chargers punt...Added three tackles (one)...(10/19) vs. Ari.: Made first start of the season in place of an injured DE Justin Tuck...Posted two solo tackles...(10/26) at Cle.: Made second straight start at defensive end...Helped limit the NFL’s sixth-ranked rushing attack to just 1.6 yards per carry...Had two tackles (one)...(11/2) at Sea.: Notched one solo stop and assisted on two additional tackles...(11/16) at SD: Recorded three tackles (two)...(11/20) vs. KC: Totaled two solo tackles...(11/30) at StL.: Posted two solo tackles...(12/7) vs. SF: Notched two solo stops...(12/14) at KC: Snagged a third-quarter fumble out of the air and advanced the ball 21 yards to the Kansas City 15-yard line...Marked first career fumble recovery...Credited with two tackles (one)...(12/21) vs. Buf.: Part of a defensive effort that limited Buffalo to just 13 rushing yards, tied for the third lowest opponent rushing total in franchise history...Notched two tackles (one)...(12/28) at Den.: Missed most of the game after suffering a first-half hand injury.
2013 (with GB): Appeared in eight games and recorded 11 tackles (five solo)...Suffered an ankle injury in the team’s Week 12 contest vs. Minnesota and was sidelined in Weeks 13-14…(10/13) at Bal.: Returned to the gameday lineup and tallied three tackles (two solo).
2012 (with GB): Emerged as a member of the starting lineup, seeing time at defensive end…Suffered a knee injury in the first half of the Week 12 game at N.Y. Giants that sidelined him for the next four contests…For the season, appeared in 11 games and set career highs in starts (seven), tackles (37) and sacks (2.5), also adding one pass defensed…Started both postseason games and finished with 11 tackles (seven solo), most among the team’s defensive linemen...(9/30) vs. NO: Recorded three tackles (one) and his second career sack…Fought his way through the line and dropped QB Drew Brees for a 7-yard loss, his first sack since 2010…(10/14) at Hou.: Made three tackles (two solo), one sack and his first career pass defensed…Saw his career-high second sack of the season...Postseason: (1/5/13) vs. Min.: Led the defensive line with six tackles (five) with five coming against the run.
2011 (with GB): Continued to contribute as a significant rotational player in his second season, appearing in all 16 games and making two starts, posting 35 tackles (21 solo)…(10/9) at Atl.: Finished with four tackles (two) as part of a defensive front that helped limit RB Michael Turner to just 56 yards on 16 carries (3.5 avg.)…(11/4) vs. Min.: Credited with a season-high six tackles (three)...(12/18) at KC: Started his first game of the season due to injury, appearing on a season-high 52 plays and finishing with three tackles (one)…Slid through the line to help create the pile that stacked up RB Jackie Battle for no gain at the Packers’ 3-yard line on a fourth-down goal-line stand, resulting in a turnover on downs…(12/15) vs. Chi.: Matched his season high with six tackles (five).
2010 (with GB): Appeared in 15 games with two starts and finished the season with 21 tackles (12 solo) and a sack…Played in all four postseason contests with one start, recording six tackles (five solo) and a sack…(9/19) vs. Buf.: Made NFL debut…(10/23) vs. Min.: Recorded career highs in tackles (nine) and solo stops (five)…(11/7) vs. Dal.: Posted his first career sack when he brought QB Jon Kitna down for a 1-yard loss as time expired. Finished with three tackles (two)…Postseason: (1/15/11) at Atl.: Registered four tackles (three) and one sack, dropping QB Matt Ryan for an 8-yard loss on the Falcons’ final possession of the game.
COLLEGE: Four-year starter at East Carolina…Finished career with 192 tackles, including 45.5 for loss, and 27 sacks…Named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year as a junior and senior by Sporting News…Played in all 54 games during his time at ECU, starting 37 straight contests to close out his career…Went on to be named to the ECU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll three times…Earned his degree in communications in May 2009…Started all 14 games as a senior…Named C-USA Defensive Player of the Year by Sporting News for the second straight season…Also earned first-team all-conference honors from the league’s coaches for the second straight campaign…Finished the season with 57 tackles (23 solo) and 5.5 sacks…Ranked second in the conference with 10.5 sacks as a junior on his way to earning first-team All-C-USA honors from the league’s coaches…Also earned C-USA Defensive MVP and C-USA Player of the Year honors from Sporting News and ESPN.com, respectively…Led the defensive line with career-high 70 tackles (35)…Earned second-team All-C-USA honors from the league’s coaches as a sophomore…Made an immediate impact as a true freshman, starting 7-of-13 games…Selected to C-USA All-Freshman Team by media.
PERSONAL: Attended North Side High School in Belhaven, N.C. …Two-time Washington Daily News all-area selection…Also earned all-conference honors in his final season…Played linebacker, cornerback, safety, running back, tackle and fullback during his career, and was a team captain as a senior…Lettered every year in basketball and track….Brother, Amos, played linebacker at New Mexico…Cousin, LB Keith Rivers, was a first-round selection by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2008…Brother-in-law, Willie Smith, was a lineman with the Raiders in 2012.
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce fumbles as the ball floats directly into the hands of Oakland Raiders defensive end C.J. Wilson.
Defensive lineman C.J. Wilson talks about this week's match-up with the San Diego Chargers and San Diego's ability to mix and match along their offensive line.