24 Facts About Zach Wilson


Zachary Kapono Wilson was born on August 3,1999 and is an American football quarterback for the New York Jets of the National Football League.


Zach Wilson played college football at BYU, and was selected second overall by the Jets in the 2021 NFL Draft.


Zach Wilson attended Corner Canyon High School, where he played high school football.


Zach Wilson passed for 2,986 yards and 24 touchdowns while rushing for 752 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior.


Zach Wilson originally committed to play quarterback at Boise State University before later decommitting and choosing to attend Brigham Young University.


Zach Wilson started his first career game against Hawaii, becoming the youngest quarterback to start a game for BYU.


Zach Wilson finished the season having completed 120 of 182 passes for 1,578 yards with 12 touchdowns and three interceptions.


Zach 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.


Zach Wilson became the highest drafted player ever out of BYU.


Zach Wilson signed a four-year deal on July 29,2021, that was worth $35.15 million fully guaranteed, along with a $22.9 million signing bonus and a fifth year option.


Zach Wilson made his debut against the Carolina Panthers, facing him off with his Jets predecessor Sam Darnold.


Zach Wilson had one interception, but threw two touchdowns and completed 21 of 34 passes for 297 yards.


Zach Wilson returned in Week 12 and won his first road game over the Houston Texans.


Zach Wilson scored his first rushing touchdown during the game.


Zach Wilson lost four of his last five matchups, with his final win of the season coming against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 16.


Zach Wilson missed the first three games of 2022 season due to a non-contact bone bruise and meniscus tear he suffered in the preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles.


The victory began a four-game winning streak for the Jets, although Zach Wilson did not throw a touchdown pass in his next three games.


Zach Wilson was demoted to the third-string backup behind Mike White and second-string backup Joe Flacco.


Zach Wilson was demoted back to third-string behind White and Flacco following White's return.


Zach Wilson was born to Michael and Lisa Zach Wilson and has three brothers and two sisters.


Zach Wilson is part Hawaiian on his father's side, with his middle name Kapono meaning "righteous" in the Hawaiian language.


Zach Wilson was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder as a child, a trait that runs in his family.


Zach Wilson was baptized as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.


Zach Wilson has been friends with Washington Commanders wide receiver and former BYU Cougars teammate Dax Milne since childhood.