A native of Duncan, BC, Wilson went to university at Montanta and then returned to his home province to sign with the Lions in April of 1972. Wilson remained with the Lions for his entire 15 year career from 1972 to 1986, and is one of the top centers in CFL history. Wilson was a seven time West and CFL All-Star winning both in each of seven consecutive seasons from 1975 to 1981. Wilson also won the Outstanding Offensive Lineman award in 1977 and was elected to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1997.
Wilson had one rushing carry for three yards in 1975.