ODUSports.com takes a look at the sophomore class.
Chris Burnette signed with the Miami Dolphins while Craig Wilkins signed with the Seattle Seahawks
The NFL Draft starts April 25.
ODUSports.com takes a look at the ODU defense this spring.
Eight former Monarchs will participate in front of NFL scouts.
Second-Team All-CAA ... Third-Team Phil Steele All-American ... Led ODU with 90 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks and three interceptions ... Had seven tackles in the win at Hampton ... Had 10 tackles in back-to-back games in the wins over Towson and Delaware ... Recorded his first interception of the season in the win at Georgia State ... Had 1.5 sacks and 10 tackles in the 31-26 Oyster Bowl win over Delaware ... Had six tackles and 0.5 sacks and an interception in the win over William and Mary ... Recorded 10 tackles and 1.5 sacks in ODU's CAA clinching win at James Madison ... Picked off his third pass of the season to go along with five tackles in the playoff win over Coastal Carolina ... Had eight tackles against Georgia Southern ... Graduates as ODU's all-time leader in tackles, tackles for loss, sacks, forced fumbles, fumbles recovered and tied for the lead in interceptions.
Collected 111 tackles (58 solo, 38 assisted), including 14.5 tackles for loss to lead the Monarch defense in 2011... A First Team All-CAA award winner, Wilkins posted double figure stops in four games including a career-high 17 tackles against Hampton, Wilkins became the first Monarch to register over 100 tackles in a season. The redshirt junior also added 3.5 sacks, a pair of interceptions, three pass break-ups, five defended passes, a fumble recovery, and a forced fumble on the season. He also blocked a James Madison field goal as time expired to preserve ODU's 23-20 win over the Dukes and the Monarchs' first win over a top-10 program. Wilkins averaged 8.5 tackles per game, ranking him 12th in the league.
Started all 11 games at linebacker moving from safety...Co-Captain...Led ODU in tackles with 74 (35 solo, 39 assisted)...Made five or more stops in 10 of the Monarchs' 11 games...Posted a career-high 11 tackles against #14/16 Cal Poly...Also had 10 stops, including nine solo tackles, in the season-finale at N.C. Central...Led the Monarchs with five fumble recoveries...Had a pair of fumble recoveries in the Homecoming Game with Georgia State...Third on the squad in tackles for loss making 10.5 stops for a loss of 39 yards...Forced two fumbles - at Monmouth and against future CAA opponent Georgia State...Had a 25-yard interception for a score against Savannah State...Made 2.5 sacks...Registered a pair of QB hurries...
Co-Captain...Started all 11 games at strong safety...Second on the Monarch roster in total tackles (65) and solo stops (46)...Led ODU in pass break-ups (7)...Second on the Monarch defense in interceptions (3)...Season-high 10 tackles against Virginia Union...Made seven unassisted tackles in the victory over Presbyterian...
Totaled 103 tackles, eight interceptions, 21 breakups, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two blocked punts as a senior...Earned all-conference honors...Coached by Greg Fuller...A member of the Warriors' two DCIAA indoor track & field championship teams.
Born November 28, 1989...Son of Linda Wilkins and Alvin Funcherss...Majoring in sports management and recreation & tourism studies.
Craig Wilkins' Career Stats