501 Football Team 2023: Grayson Wilson – Central Arkansas Christian

Behind a new head coach and new offensive and defensive systems, Central Arkansas Christian looks ahead to 2023 as a season full of new possibilities.

Junior quarterback Grayson Wilson leads the offense for the new-look Mustangs this fall. 

“Grayson is a great athlete with a big arm, good leadership and great command,” Central Arkansas Christian Head Coach Ryan Howard said. “Our expectations of him this season are to be a great leader on and off the field and throw for 69-percent completion, more than 2,000 yards passing and 20 touchdowns.”

One week at a time, Wilson and the Mustangs plan to rebuild the program’s football culture.

“Our team goals this season are not only to win conference, but also to make a deep run into the playoffs as well,” Wilson said. “I want to be remembered as part of the class that brought Central Arkansas Christian its first state title since 2004. By taking the time in and out of practice to study and learn our new offense and defense, we look to turn things around this season.” 

Wilson’s abilities have already garnered attention at the next level. The quarterback is committed to the University of Arkansas for the class of 2025.

“My favorite football memory is committing to play quarterback for the Arkansas Razorbacks,” Wilson said. “I’ve been attending Razorbacks games since I was four weeks old. One of my goals this season is to prepare myself, physically and mentally, to play quarterback at the collegiate and even the NFL level.”