Wilson returning to Gators

Ronnie Wilson started one game at left guard during the 2006 season.

From UF Athletic Department
Published: Friday, August 1, 2008 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, August 1, 2008 at 12:40 a.m.

Former starting offensive lineman Ronnie Wilson is expected to practice with the Florida football team next week as a walk-on and will begin working on Florida's defensive line, several sources confirmed to The Sun.

Wilson, who played left guard on the 2006 national championship team, has been paying his own way to school since returning to UF in January and will continue to do so in the fall.

In August of 2007, Wilson received probation after pleading no contest to misdemeanor charges of battery and discharging a firearm in public. Wilson fired an AK-47 assault rifle into the air in a parking lot following an altercation with another man April 5, 2007.

He was suspended from the team and from school for a year. Wilson completed an anger management class and community service.

Wilson started one game at left guard during the 2006 season. He was expected to be a starter that preseason before a broken ankle knocked him out for the first half of the season.

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