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Martez Wilson

Martez Wilson
No. 52     Oakland Raiders
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-09-21) September 21, 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)Weight: 252 lb (114 kg)
Career information
High school: Chicago (IL) Simeon
College: Illinois
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 3 / Pick: 72
Debuted in 2011 for the New Orleans Saints
Career history

Career highlights and awards

Career NFL statistics as of Week 7, 2013

Martez Jerome Wilson (born September 21, 1988) is an American football linebacker for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL).

Early years

Wilson attended Simeon Career Academy in Chicago, Illinois, where he recorded 240 tackles, seven sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery in his senior season. He was an All-American selection by USA Today, Parade, SuperPrep, PrepStar and also played in the 2007 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Regarded as a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Wilson was listed as the No. 2 weakside defensive end in the class of 2007.[1]

College career

Arriving at University of Illinois as a highly touted recruit, Wilson did not live up to the expectations in his first two years. In the season opener of his junior year, he suffered a herniated disc in his neck, which forced him to miss the remainder of the 2009 season. He was granted a medical hardship waiver and retained a year of eligibility. By 2010, he evolved into one of the best linebackers in the Big Ten Conference, ranking second in the conference in tackles (9.1 tackles per game) midway through the season.[2]

Professional career

Pre Draft

Wilson announced his decision to forgo his senior season, and enter the 2011 NFL Draft, on January 10, 2011.[3][4]

New Orleans Saints

Wilson was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 3th round (72th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. In an effort to make roster space for quarterback Ryan Griffin, Wilson was released by New Orleans Saints on October 23, 2013.[5]

Oakland Raiders

On October 24, 2013 he was claimed by the Oakland Raiders via waivers by the New Orleans Saints.[6]

References

External links

  • Oakland Raiders bio
  • New Orleans Saints bio
  • Illinois Fighting Illini bio

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