Early yearsWilson played quarterback for the Port St. Lucie High School Jaguars. He was named Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers All-Area Offensive Player of the Year in 2010 as a senior. He recorded 2,631 all-purpose yards and 22 touchdowns his senior year. His totals were 1,029 passing yards, nine passing touchdowns, 824 rushing yards, 11 rushing touchdowns, 81 receiving yards, 132 interception return yards and 565 return yards.
College careerWilson played for the Georgia State Panthers from 2010 to 2013. He was the first Georgia State player to be invited to the NFL Combine. He had a career total of 6,235 all-purpose yards, which ranked among the top thirty in NCAA history. Wilson became the Panthers’ all-time leading scorer with 26 touchdowns. He also became the leading receiver in Georgia State history after recording 175 receptions for 3,190 yards and 23 touchdowns. He set school records in kickoff returns with 95 and kickoff return yards with 2,338 and returned two kickoffs for touchdowns. Wilson also held the records for career punt returns with 41 and yards with 376. He had the longest reception (93 yards), longest run (80), longest kickoff return (100) and longest punt return (62) in school history. He earned Honorable Mention All-American honors from SI.com in 2013. Wilson also garnered First Team All-Sun Belt accolades in 2013. He was named First Team All-CAA as a kick returner and Third Team All-CAA as a wide receiver in 2012. He was also CAA Special Teams Co-Player of the Year in 2012.Professional careerWilson was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs on May 11, 2014 after going undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft. He made his NFL debut on September 7, 2014 against the Tennessee Titans.Wilson finished the 2015 regular-season as the Chiefs' third-leading receiver with 35 receptions for 451 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Chiefs finished 11-5 and qualified for the 2015–16 NFL playoffs. The Chiefs were eliminated by the New England Patriots in the Divisional Round. Wilson finished the playoffs with 7 receptions, 1 touchdown and 66 yards.