Willson transitions from QB to tight end 

August, 11, 2014
LOS ANGELES – When first-year Trojans head football coach Steve Sarkisian announced recently that junior tight end Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick would be academically ineligible to participate in the upcoming 2013 season, all eyes turned to a shrinking roster of tight ends.

Besides impressive freshman Bryce Dixon, one of those intriguing candidates trying to help pick up the slack for Cope-Fitzpatrick has been Chris Willson, a 6-foot-5, 250-pound fifth-year senior walk-on, whose better known as a former quarterback/pitcher transfer from Wake Forest University.

So how does a former quarterback go from being a protected ACC signal-caller to a Pac-12 barroom brawling tight end?