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Cincinnati Bearcats Football Season in Review: Wilson Huber

Huber made more strides as a defender which seems to be where his future lies.

NCAA Football: Cincinnati at Memphis Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

The Numbers

  • 8 tackles
  • 2 blocked kicks
  • 1 pass defended
  • 1 pass breakup

The Cincinnati Bearcats may have finally picked a lane for Wilson Huber. The former tight end got some more reps on defense last season and now he is listed as a linebacker on the official roster. The transition took some time, but Huber showed brief promise last season.

Huber only had eight tackles, but he displayed some ability in coverage with one pass defended and one pass breakup. He also proved to be a menace on special teams and blocked two kicks. In addition, he played in all 14 games.

Huber is now entering his junior season without a ton of production during his first two years. After a redshirt 2017 season, he caught two passes and recorded three tackles in 2018. He still didn’t do much in terms of receiving in 2019 despite being listed as a tight end on the roster. It looks like that is a thing of past, as he’ll be playing linebacker full time next year.

The Best of the Best

Sept. 14, 2019 vs. Miami-Ohio

Huber had a season-high two tackles in this victory, although they were both assisted stops.

For Next Year

Huber was a three-star recruit for the 2017 class, according to 247 Sports. Some players in that class have gone on to excel, such as Michael Warren, Coby Bryant, Desmond Ridder, Jarell White, Darrick Forrest and James Smith. Huber still has a time to join them and he will have a better chance in 2020. Now that he will be asked to play linebacker only, or so we assume, he can focus on making plays on defense and helping the Bearcats replace stars like Perry Young and Bryan Wright.