Catching Up With ... Eric Wilson


Catching Up With ... is an occasional series at WolverineNation where we chat with former Michigan athletes about their time at Michigan and what they have been up to since they left the Wolverines. To see some prior Catching Up With ... entries, look here.

Eric Wilson has had an interesting football career. After playing only defensive line at Michigan for Brady Hoke from 1997-2000, Wilson played both offensive and defensive line, a little fullback and even on special teams during a career spanning the NFL, CFL and NFL Europe.

At Michigan, Wilson won a national championship. In the pros, he won two Grey Cups with the Montreal Alouettes.

"It’s been cool, man," Wilson said.

Now, the 34-year-old Wilson decided it is time to move on. He told WolverineNation on Wednesday he is planning on retiring. The main portion of this Q&A took place in March, when Wilson was still contemplating the decision.