September 21, 1988 |
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||260 lb (118 kg)|
|High school:||Chicago (IL) Simeon|
|NFL Draft:||2011 / Round: 3 / Pick: 72|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
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.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||40‡||Commit date|
|Chicago, IL||Simeon||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)||228 lb (103 kg)||4.5||Dec 21, 2006|
|Recruiting star ratings: Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: N/A ESPN grade: 87|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 28 Rivals: 26 ESPN: 5|
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.
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 4 in
|34 5⁄8 in
|9 3⁄4 in
|4.49 s||4.28 s||7.04 s||36.0 in
|10 ft 4 in
New Orleans Saints
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.
On October 24, 2013, he was claimed by the Oakland Raiders via waivers by the New Orleans Saints. 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.
Wilson signed with the Toronto Argonauts on May 13, 2015.
- "Weakside Defensive ends 2007". Rivals.com. January 25, 2007.
- Rittenberg, Adam (October 27, 2010). "Illinois' Martez Wilson matching the hype". ESPN.com.
- "'Versatile' Illinois Fighting Illini LB Martez Wilson to enter NFL draft". ESPN Chicago. January 10, 2011.
- "Martez Wilson NFL Draft Profile". NFL.com.
- "Oakland Raiders Add LB Martez Wilson, Release DT Christo Bilukidi".
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