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IU Football Player Loses Both Parents Over the Weekend

It has been a tragic Mother’s Day weekend for a member of the IU football program.

According to a WTHR report, Cassondra M. Wilson, the mother of IU redshirt junior wide receiver Cam Wilson, was the victim of a fatal shooting at an apartment in Columbus, Ind. on Friday night.

Cam Wilson’s father Troy Wilson was found deceased in Indianapolis on Saturday.  Indianapolis Metro Police investigators considered Troy Wilson a person of interest in the investigation of his ex-wife Cassondra’s death, according to the WTHR report.

Indiana head coach Tom Allen released a statement on Sunday.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Cam and his family,” Allen said. “We’ve been in constant communication with Cam once we learned of this tragedy. He is a tremendous young man, and we will continue to assist and support him in any and all ways. We ask everyone to respect Cam and his family’s privacy during this difficult time.”

UPDATE:  Contribute to the Go Fund Me to support Cam Wilson’s family

Cam Wilson, a walk-on transfer from Illinois State, appeared in three games for the Hoosiers in 2019.  He was named IU’s scout team player of the week leading up to a win over Nebraska and special teams player of the week for IU’s win over Northwestern.  Wilson redshirted the 2017 season and sat out in 2018 due to the NCAA’s transfer rules.

Cam Wilson was a two-time captain and all-conference selection at Columbus East High School in southern Indiana.  He had 72 receptions, 2,150 receiving yards, 900 kick return yards and 27 total touchdowns for his high school career. He was named an Indiana Football Coaches Association All-Star in 2016.

At Columbus East, Cam Wilson was teammates with IU offensive lineman Harry Crider.

Police are still investigating the deaths of Cassondra and Troy Wilson according to the WTHR report.

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