UCLA links: Caleb Wilson adjusts to growing attention

UCLA wide receiver Darren Andrews (7) celebrates with teammate tight end Caleb Wilson (81) after a touchdown against the Texas A&M Aggies in the fourth quarter during a NCAA college football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. UCLA Bruins won 45-44. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

Caleb Wilson was one of the breakout stars of UCLA’s epic comeback against Texas A&M three weeks ago, but what’s next for a tight end who sets the UCLA single-game record for catches?

Double teams. Getting chipped at the line of scrimmage. More attention from defenses than the former walk-on has ever known on the football field.

While those things can be frustrating, they’re also a badge of honor for Wilson.

“If you’re not getting focused on, that means you haven’t earned it and you’re not making enough plays,” the sophomore said. “I had to put that in perspective. It is respect to be focused on in the offense.”

More on Wilson’s role on and off the field for the Bruins

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  • Ed Garrett

    its all abuot me me me with these so called foot ball players now a days, smdh!

    • JustOwns

      Ed you remind me of Curly’s famous quote in “City Slickers.”

  • JustOwns

    Just spent 15 minutes at ESPN sports in the CFB section and didn’t find a single mention of UCLA FB, or UCLA @ Stanford game.

    Thank you JimmyBall, and DG you take a well deserved bow.

  • TK Bruin

    Believe me, if the coach cares about it, then the players care about.

    And we –the fans — we all care about it.

    Just Beat Stanford