Wilson taking Wills Point roots to NFL

The Los Angeles Chargers saw their profile climb considerably among Wills Point area football fans last week with news that Dontre Wilson, a former DeSoto High School and Ohio State standout, had signed a contract with the organization May 1.

The son of Don Wilson and Robin Summerfield, a standout athlete in her own right, Wilson grew up in Wills Point before moving to the DeSoto area prior around fifth grade.

“I grew up here. I started here. I lived her until about fifth grade,” explained Wilson. “This is where I first played football for the Wills Point Tigers. My whole family is from here.”

Wilson had to adapt quickly, jumping from a community of less than 4000 people to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

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