Martez Wilson

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Martez Wilson
No. --     Free Agent
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-09-21) September 21, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 260 lb (118 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
Tackles 33
Sacks 5.0
Forced Fumbles 1
Stats at NFL.com

Martez Jerome Wilson (born September 21, 1988) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent.

Early years[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Pre Draft[edit]

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

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 4 in 250 lb 34 5/8 in 9 3/4 in 4.49 s 4.28 s 7.04 s 36.0 in 10 ft 4 in 23.0 reps

New Orleans Saints[edit]

Wilson was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 3rd round (72nd 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[edit]

On October 24, 2013 he was claimed by the Oakland Raiders via waivers by the New Orleans Saints.[6] On November 19, 2013 he was waived by the Oakland Raiders to make room on the roster for the activation of Miles Burris from reserve/physically unable to perform list.[7]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Wilson signed with the Dallas Cowboys on November 26, 2013. The Cowboys released Wilson on August 25, 2014.[8]

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