Brian Wilcher - 2012
SENIOR (2012): Finished the season with four rushes for 33 yards in 13 games... Averaged 8.2 yards per rush... Carried the ball three times for 26 yards in the season opener against Jacksonville (9/1)... Also rushed once for seven yards at Western Carolina (10/6).
JUNIOR (2011): Played in nine games, including eight in a row in the middle of the year... Also appeared in the FCS Playoff semifinals at North Dakota State (12/17).
SOPHOMORE (2010): Earned a start at slotback against William & Mary... had one carry for nine yards against Tribe... season-best 25 yards against Wofford in playoff game with a career-long rush of 19 yards... played in 10 games... took the ball 26 yards on four carries in 2011 Blue-White spring game, averaging a gain of 6.5 yards per carry.
PREP: Won four letters for Fighting Irish and Coach Roger Holmes... captained team for 2005 and 2006 region championship and 2006 state title... Heart of Georgia Region Player of the Year and first-team running back... Middle Georgia All-State first-team running back... ran for 1,176 yards with 25 touchdowns as a junior, averaging 9.41 yards per carry... had 10 receptions for 181 yards... Heart of Georgia Region Offensive Player of the Year... played on 7-on-7 all-star team... also earned four letters in track and field as a member of the 4X100 and 4X400 relay teams... 4X100 relay team won region championship in his senior year... also competed in the 100 meter Dash and long jump.
PERSONAL: Full name is Brian Emmanuel Wilcher... born December 23, 1988 in Dublin, Ga.... parents are Gilbert and Wanda Wilcher... favorite movie is "Gladiator"... favorite color is blue... most interesting class taken at Georgia Southern is Physics - How Things Work...brother Brandon was a member of the Georgia Southern Football team... admires his father for "his teaching and dedication to this sport for me" and his mother "for setting me on the right path and teaching me to have faith and not give up... says brother Brandon is "like another parent to me who guides me through the options that will make me successful in life" ... listens to songs by Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, Pastor Troy and Lil' Wayne before playing or practicing... favorite Georgia Southern tradition is the flying of the eagle over Paulson Stadium at graduation.
MAJOR: General Studies.