Martez Wilson

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Martez Wilson
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1988-09-21) September 21, 1988 (age 29)
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
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 33
Sacks: 5.0
Forced Fumbles: 1
Player stats at

Martez Jerome Wilson (born September 21, 1988) is a former American football defensive end.

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, Wilson was listed as the No. 2 weakside defensive end in the class of 2007.[1]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Martez Wilson
Chicago, IL Simeon 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 228 lb (103 kg) 4.5 Dec 21, 2006 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 87
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 28   Rivals: 26  ESPN: 5
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


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-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 4 in
(1.93 m)
250 lb
(113 kg)
34 58 in
(0.88 m)
9 34 in
(0.25 m)
4.49 s 4.28 s 7.04 s 36.0 in
(0.91 m)
10 ft 4 in
(3.15 m)
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]

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

Wilson signed with the Toronto Argonauts on May 13, 2015.


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