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Landius Wilkerson
Landius Wilkerson
Title: Assistant Football Coach -- Defensive Line
Phone: (334) 833-4325
Education: B.S., Mathematics Education, Alabama State University; M.A. Instructional Leadership, Tennessee Tech

Landius Wilkerson joined the Huntingdon staff as the defensive line coach in 2010.

Wilkerson hails from Etowah, Tennessee. He graduated from McMinn Central High School where he participated in football, basketball and track.

During his first three seasons with the Hawks, Wilkerson helped defensive tackle D.J. Chappell develop into the Hawks' first All-American. Chappell earned first-team All-America honors from the American Football Coaches Association and first-team All-American honors from in 2012. In 2011, Chappell was an honorable mention All-American. Chappell was also a two-time first-team All-South Region selection.

During the Hawks' first two seasons as members of the USA South Athletic Conference, six of Wilkerson's defensive linemen earned Academic All-Conference. Wilkerson has also coached four NFF National Honor Society Achievement winners.

Wilkerson's defensive linemen combined for 25.5 sacks and 51.5 tackles for loss in 2012 to help the Huntingdon defense rank eighth in Division III in sacks and fifth in tackles for loss. The defensive front helped hold opponents to less than 100 yards rushing in five games.

In 2011, the unit totaled 24.5 sacks and 49 tackles for loss while holding opponents to less than 100 yards rushing in six games. The Hawks' defense ranked 12th in Division III in tackles for loss and 25th in sacks in 2011.

Wilkerson earned his B.S. degree in Mathematics Education from Alabama State University, where he played football and ran track. He completed his M.A. degree in Instructional Leadership from Tennessee Tech. He coached for five years at McMinn Central High where he coached both offensive and defensive linemen and served as assistant head coach.

At ASU, Wilkerson was a captain and an All-Conference lineman. A three-year starter on the offensive line, Wilkerson was a member of the 2004 SWAC championship team.

In high school, Wilkerson was a two-time All-State defensive lineman and was selected to play in the Tennessee East-West All-Star game.

Wilkerson and his wife, the former Melody Pugh, have two daughters, McKenzie Lynne and Ava Grace.