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J.J. Wilcox
S #27
Height:
6-0
Weight:
212
Age:
26
College:
Georgia Southern
Hometown:
Cairo, GA
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
12
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 226 167 59 0.0 1 16 6 78 -- 46 0 2 3
2017 PIT 8 1 12 9 3 0.0 -- 1 1 0 -- 0 0 0 --
2016 DAL 13 4 49 37 12 0.0 -- 6 1 8 8 8 0 1 --
2015 DAL 16 13 53 37 16 0.0 1 3 1 24 24 24 0 0 1
2014 DAL 16 16 74 62 12 0.0 -- 5 3 46 15.3 46 0 1 2
2013 DAL 13 5 38 22 16 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @CLE W 21-18 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 MIN W 26-9 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @CHI L 17-23 5 4 1 0.0 -- 1 1 0 -- 0 0 0 --
4 @BAL W 26-9 3 3 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 JAX L 9-30 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @KC W 19-13 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 CIN W 29-14 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 @DET W 20-15 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 @IND W 20-17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 TEN W 40-17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

PRO (66-38/3-2): Acquired by the Steelers via trade with the Buccaneers (Steelers acquired Wilcox and a 2018 seventh-round draft selection in exchange for a 2018 sixth-round draft choice) on September 3, 2017...signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on March 11, 2017 as an unrestricted free agent...originally drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round (80th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

2017 (8-1/0-0):

  • 9/24 at Chicago: Recorded his first interception as a Steeler and the sixth of his NFL career, picking off Chicago QB Mike Glennon in the fourth quarter. His takeaway led to a K Chris Boswell 32-yard field goal to tie the game at 17-17.

PRO (66-38/3-2): Acquired by the Steelers via trade with the Buccaneers (Steelers acquired Wilcox and a 2018 seventh-round draft selection in exchange for a 2018 sixth-round draft choice) on September 3, 2017...signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on March 11, 2017 as an unrestricted free agent...originally drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round (80th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

2017 (8-1/0-0):

  • 9/24 at Chicago: Recorded his first interception as a Steeler and the sixth of his NFL career, picking off Chicago QB Mike Glennon in the fourth quarter. His takeaway led to a K Chris Boswell 32-yard field goal to tie the game at 17-17.

2016 (13-4) (DAL): Saw action in 13 games with four starts...recorded 45 tackles, six passes defensed, one forced fumble and one interception, returned eight yards, and four special teams tackles...with Dallas holding a 27-23 lead, broke up the final pass attempt of the game from QB Kirk Cousins at Washington (9/18)...forced a fumble to help set up a field goal vs. Chicago (9/25)...recorded a season-high nine tackles and one pass defensed at Pittsburgh (11/13)...picked off QB Matt Stafford, helping set up a Cowboys touchdown vs. Detroit (12/26)...tallied two tackles in the NFL Divisional Round game vs. Green Bay (1/15).

2015 (16-13) (DAL): Saw action in all 16 games with 13 starts...racked up 48 tackles, three pass breakups, one interception, one fumble recovery and five special teams tackles on the year...recorded a pass breakup in each of the first three games of the season...picked off QB Sam Bradford and returned it for 24 yards at Philadelphia (9/20)...recovered a fumble and added two tackles vs. Seattle (11/1)...registered seven tackles vs. Philadelphia (11/8).

2014 (16-16) (DAL): Started all 16 games...registered a career-high 70 tackles, three interceptions and five passes defensed, while adding one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries...tallied his first career fumble recovery vs. New Orleans (9/28)...snagged his first interception, picking off QB Colt McCoy in the end zone vs. Washington (10/27)...recorded a career-high 10 tackles vs. Philadelphia (11/27)...notched his first career forced fumble at Philadelphia (12/14)...made his first postseason appearance and amassed seven tackles in the NFC Wild Card game vs. Detroit (1/4).

2013 (13-5) (DAL): Saw action in 13 games with 5 starts...finished the season with 33 tackles, one pass breakup and four special teams tackles...made his NFL debut vs. N.Y. Giants (9/8)...made his first career start vs. St. Louis (9/22)...recorded a season-high eight tackles vs. Denver (10/6).

COLLEGE: Four-year letterwinner at Georgia Southern (2009-12)...started 13-of-14 games at safety as a senior, after spending his first three seasons playing wide receiver...totaled 88 tackles, three passes defensed, two interceptions and a blocked punt, while also returning 31 kickoffs for 780 yards and a touchdown...earned second-team FCS All-America honors from The NFL Draft Report and College Sports Journal.. named first-team All-Southern Conference in 2012...majored in management.

PERSONAL: Born James Edward Wilcox on February 14, 1991 in Cairo, Ga....attended Cairo (Georgia) High School...earned first-team all- region and all-area honors as a senior, leading the school to a 2008 Georgia state championship...as a senior, caught 22 passes for 400 yards and five touchdowns as a receiver on offense, while recording 77 tackles, three forced fumbles and one interception on defense...his father, James Wilcox, played running back at Fort Valley State and received an invitation to the Miami Dolphins training camp.