American football quarterback
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|New York Jets|
|Born:||August 3, 1999|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||214 lb (97 kg)|
|High school:||Corner Canyon (Draper, Utah)|
|NFL Draft:||2021 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2|
|Roster status:||Unsigned draft pick|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
Zachary Kapono Wilson (born August 3, 1999) is an American football quarterback for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at BYU and was selected second overall by the Jets in the 2021 NFL Draft.
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Early life and high school
He was born as Zachary Kapono Wilson in Draper, Utah on August 3, 1999. He attended Corner Canyon High School and passed for 2,986 yards and 24 touchdowns while also rushing for 752 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior. Originally committed to play quarterback at Boise State University, he later decommitted and chose to attend Brigham Young University (BYU) instead. 
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As a true freshman at BYU in 2018, Wilson played in nine games and made seven starts. He started his first career game against Hawaii, becoming the youngest quarterback to start a game for BYU. He finished the season having completed 120 of 182 passes for 1,578 yards with 12 touchdowns and three interceptions. He was named the MVP of the 2018 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl after completing all 18 of his passes for 317 yards and four touchdowns.
As a sophomore in 2019, Wilson started nine games, completing 199 of 319 passes for 2,382 yards, 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions. That season, the Cougars were invited to the 2019 Hawaii Bowl, where Wilson was named BYU's MVP.
Wilson started 12 games and completed 247 of 336 passes for 3,692 yards, 33 touchdowns and three interceptions while rushing for 255 yards and 10 touchdowns, breaking Steve Young's school completion percentage in a season at 73.5 percent. He was named the offensive MVP of the 2020 Boca Raton Bowl after completing 26 of 34 passes for 425 yards and three touchdowns. He and USC safety Talanoa Hufanga were selected as co-recipients of the 2020 Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award.
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Wilson was born to Michael and Lisa Wilson (née Neeleman) and has three brothers and two sisters. He has some Hawaiian ancestry, with his middle name Kapono meaning "righteous" in the Hawaiian language. Some other members of his family include airline entrepreneur David Neeleman and HealthEquity co-founder Stephen Neeleman. Wilson was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as a child, a trait that runs in his family. He is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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- Lundquist, Casey. "Zach Wilson Named 2020 Polynesian Player of the Year". SI.com. Retrieved March 12, 2021.
- "Corner Canyon star QB Zach Wilson signs with BYU". The Salt Lake Tribune.
- Call, Jeff (October 13, 2018). "Zach Wilson becomes youngest QB to start at BYU". Deseret News.
- Robinson, Doug (August 25, 2019). "'All about family': How those closest to Zach Wilson – Ute fans to the core – influenced his football trajectory and played a hand in landing him at BYU". Deseret News.
- "BYU QB Zach Wilson a perfect 18 for 18 in Idaho Potato Bowl win over WMU". mlive. December 22, 2018.
- Drew, Jay (June 22, 2020). "A 'bigger, faster, stronger' Zach Wilson returns to BYU workouts eager to reclaim his starting quarterback position". Deseret News.
- "Zach Wilson is still BYU's starting QB, but he may have to fight for his job to keep it". The Salt Lake Tribune.
- Shimabuku, Christian (December 24, 2019). "Rainbow Warriors reach 10-win mark with last-minute 38–34 win over BYU in Hawaii Bowl". KHON2. Retrieved December 14, 2020.
- Herald, Jared Lloyd Daily. "How BYU QB Zach Wilson is slicing up defenses early in 2020". Daily Herald.
- Lange, Randy. "No Secret: Jets Select QB Zach Wilson with No. 2 Pick of NFL Draft". NewYorkJets.com. Retrieved April 29, 2021.
- "Zach Wilson - Football". byucougars.com. Retrieved April 6, 2021.
- Robinson, Doug. "'All about family': How those closest to Zach Wilson — Ute fans to the core — influenced his football trajectory and played a hand in landing him at BYU". Deseret.com. Retrieved April 6, 2021.
- Drew, Jay. "BYU's Zach Wilson: A behind-the-scenes look at the making of a future first-round NFL draft pick". Deseret.com. Retrieved April 6, 2021.