Chris Willson
    Chris  Willson

    RS Senior

    West Covina, CA

    High School:
    St. Paul

    Last College:
    Wake Forest

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 250





    The Trojans Huddle Up in L.A.'s Public Housing Communities

    Athletes visit Ramona Gardens in East L.A. and Nickerson Gardens in Watts.


    Recess from the Rivalry

    Trojan and Bruin football players team up at local elementary school.


    Dreaming of a Cardinal and Gold Christmas

    Trojan athletes bring gifts, cards and carols to children in South Los Angeles.


    USC vs. Utah - USATSI Gallery

    USC vs. Utah - USATSI Gallery

    2014: Willson will serve as a backup walk-on senior tight end in 2014.

    2013:Willson, who transferred to USC in the fall of 2013 after playing football and baseball at Wake Forest, saw action in 4 games (Arizona, Utah, Oregon State, California) as a junior walk-on reserve tight end. He even started at Oregon State. Overall in 2013, he had 1 catch for 5 yards (5.0 avg) and 1 kickoff return for 7 yards (7.0 avg), both of which came against Utah.

    WAKE FOREST: He participated in 2013 spring football practice at Wake Forest as a quarterback before transferring to USC.

    He also played baseball at Wake Forest. As a 2012 sophomore righthanded pitcher, he went 3-1 with a 5.40 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 28.1 innings in 12 appearances (4 starts), but a shoulder injury that required surgery ended his baseball career.

    As a freshman in 2011, he played in 6 early-season games (1 start) and had an 0-1 record with a 5.40 ERA, 2 saves and 8 strikeouts in 5 innings in 2011 before being sidelined by a back injury.

    HIGH SCHOOL: He played football and baseball at St. Paul High in Santa Fe Springs (Calif.). He was the football team captain as a 2009 senior and was named a 3-time (2007-09) All-League Scholar Athlete. In baseball at St. Paul, he made All-Area and All-League as a junior in 2009, when he hit .325 with 6 home runs and 23 RBIs. He played in the 2009 MLB Southwest All-Star Game and Area Code Games. He also made All-League Scholar Athlete in 2008 and 2009.

    PERSONAL: He is a religion major at USC. His father, Jim, was a 4-year letterman in football at Denison, while his mother, Sue, played softball, tennis and basketball at Eckerd College.