Marquess Wilson

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Marquess Wilson
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Wilson training with the Bears in 2014
No. 10 Chicago Bears
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-09-14) September 14, 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth: Tulare, California
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 206 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: Tulare (CA) Union
College: Washington State
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 7 / Pick: 236
Career history
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
  • Second Team All-Pac-12 (2011)
  • WSU single season reception record (82)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2015
Receptions: 47
Receiving yards: 617
Receiving touchdowns: 2
Player 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 Pac-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 Chicago Bears.[14] Wilson recorded his first catch on October 20, 2013 against the New York Giants.[15] On December 29, 2013, Wilson had his first start in the final game of the 2013 season versus the Green Bay Packers.[15]

During training camp on August 4, 2014, Wilson suffered a broken clavicle.[16] He would be placed on injured reserve/recall on September 2, 2014.[17] On November 14, 2014, he was activated from injured reserve.[15] On December 15, 2014, Wilson caught his first career touchdown in Week 14 against the New Orleans Saints.[15] On December 21, 2014, Wilson caught a career-high 7 receptions for a career-high 66 yards against the Detroit Lions.[18][19] At just 22 years old, Wilson was the third youngest player on the Bears final 2014 53-man roster behind cornerback Al Louis-Jean and running back Ka’Deem Carey.[15]

On September 13, 2015, Wilson caught a career-long 50 yard pass against the Green Bay Packers.[20][21] On November 22, 2015, Wilson caught a career-high 102 yards against the Denver Broncos.[22][21] On December 12, 2015, he was placed on injured reserve.[23] On December 14, 2015, Wilson underwent surgery on his broken foot.[24]

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. 
  15. ^ a b c d e "Chicago Bears: Marquess Wilson". www.chicagobears.com. Retrieved 2015-12-16. 
  16. ^ Campbell, Rich (August 4, 2014). "Bears WR Marquess Wilson suffers broken collarbone". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved August 10, 2014. 
  17. ^ Wilkening, Mike (September 2, 2014). "Bears place Marquess Wilson on injured reserve/recall". Profootballtalk.com. Retrieved September 4, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Lions vs. Bears - Box Score - December 21, 2014 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-05-03. 
  19. ^ "Marquess Wilson: Game Logs at NFL.com". www.nfl.com. Retrieved 2016-05-03. 
  20. ^ "Packers vs. Bears - Box Score - September 13, 2015 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-05-03. 
  21. ^ a b "Marquess Wilson: Game Logs at NFL.com". www.nfl.com. Retrieved 2016-05-03. 
  22. ^ "Broncos vs. Bears - Box Score - November 22, 2015 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-05-03. 
  23. ^ "Wilson placed on IR, Hurst activated". www.chicagobears.com. Retrieved 2015-12-15. 
  24. ^ Sports, Fox. "Bears WR Marquess Wilson underwent surgery for broken foot". FOX Sports. Retrieved 2016-05-03. 

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