Marquess Wilson

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Marquess Wilson
Marquess Wilson bears.jpg
Wilson at Bears training camp in 2014.
No. 10     Chicago Bears
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-09-14) September 14, 1992 (age 21)
Place of birth: Tulare, California
Height: 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) Weight: 184 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school: Tulare (CA) Union
College: Washington State
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 7 / Pick: 236
Debuted in 2013 for the Chicago Bears
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second Team All-Pac-12 (2011)
  • WSU single season reception record (82)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Receptions 2
Receiving yards 13
Receiving TDs 0
Stats at NFL.com

Marquess Willis Wilson[1] (born September 14, 1992)[2] is an American football wide receiver for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He was selected in the seventh round by the Chicago Bears in the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football for Washington State University.

College career[edit]

Wilson played wide receiver at Washington State from 2010 to 2012 where he set the school's all-time receiving yardage record.[3][4] As a freshman in 2010, he caught 55 passes for 1,001 yards, the third highest total in the Pacific-10 Conference behind Juron Criner and Jeff Maehl.[5][6] In July 2011, he was named to the 2011 Fred Biletnikoff Award preseason watch list.[7] On October 1, 2011, he caught a 63-yard touchdown pass with 1:10 left in the game to give Washington State a 31-27 win over Colorado.[8]

Through the first 11 games of the 2011 season, Wilson had 1,280 receiving yards and 10 touchdown receptions. As of November 20, 2011, Wilson's 1,280 receiving yards during the 2011 season ranked first in the Pacific-12 Conference and fourth among all NCAA Division I FBS players.[9]

In 2012, Wilson led the team with 52 catches for 813 yards and five touchdowns, but was suspended for one game after reportedly leaving a practice. Wilson later left the team after citing abuse by head coach Mike Leach and his staff, but he later recanted his allegations.[10][11]

Professional career[edit]

2013 NFL Draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 3 in 194 lb 31 18 in 9 14 in 4.51 s 4.33 s 6.65 s 34 12 in 10 ft 2 in 7 reps
All values from NFL Scouting Combine[12]

He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the seventh round (236th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.[13]

Chicago Bears[edit]

On May 2, 2013, Wilson signed a four-year contract with the Bears.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ESPN Profile". ESPN.com. 
  2. ^ "California Births, 1905 - 1995". Family Tree Legends. Retrieved April 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Freshman receiver Wilson making an impact for Cougars". The Seattle Times. September 18, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Cougars' Wilson gaining marquee status". The Seattle Times. September 28, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Marquess Wilson Statistics". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 16, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Marquess Wilson Bio". Washington State University. Retrieved October 16, 2011. 
  7. ^ "WSU's Wilson on preseason watch list". Tri-Cities Herald. July 8, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Washington State's late TD spoils Colorado's Pac-12 debut". ESPN.com. October 1, 2011. 
  9. ^ "NCAA Division I-A Player Receiving Statistics - 2011 (Receiving Yards Leaders - All Players)". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 20, 2011. 
  10. ^ Mayer, Larry (April 27, 2013). "Bears Tab Wilson". Chicago Bears. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  11. ^ Watson, Graham (December 27, 2012). "Marquess Wilson recants accusations against Mike Leach and Washington State’s staff". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved April 28, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Marquess Wilson Draft Profile". National Football League. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  13. ^ Biggs, Brad (April 27, 2013). "Bears roll the dice on WR Wilson". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Bears sign rookies LB Greene, WR Wilson". Yahoo! Sports. May 2, 2013. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 

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