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Martez Wilson
Martez Wilson
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Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Simeon

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 250

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
09/21/1988

Lettered:
2007, '08 & '10

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AWARDS & HONORS
• First-team All-Big Ten selection by media and second team by coaches (2010)
• Phil Steele's first-team All-Big Ten (2010)
• 2010 Team Captain
• Named team's Outstanding Linebacker for 2010 at annual postseason banquet

2010 (RS Junior): First-team All-Big Ten selection by media and second team by coaches ... Phil Steele's first-team All-Big Ten ...Declared for the 2011 NFL draft after his junior season ... Team Captain ... Named team's Outstanding Linebacker at annual postseason banquet ... Led Illinois and tied for fourth in the Big Ten in tackles with 112 (8.6 tpg) ... Tied for ninth in the Big Ten in tackles for loss (11.5) ... Played and started in all 13 games at middle linebacker ... Recorded seven tackles and one TFL in Texas Bowl win over Baylor ... Led team with a career-best three TFLs, including two QB sacks, two QB hurries, six tackles and a forced fumble in win over Northwestern ... Tallied a team-and career-high 15 tackles with one TFL against Minnesota ... Led team with 11 tackles, including seven solos and first career interception, at Michigan ... Had four tackles recovered a fumble and tallied one TFL and PBU in victory over Purdue ... Had a team-high 12 tackles, along with a PBU, QB hurry and the first blocked punt of his career in win over Indiana ... Posted six tackles, a PBU and QB hurry against Michigan State ... Led team with a 12 tackles and one PBU, in win at Penn State ... Paced the defense with nine tackles, one QB sack and two TFLs, against Ohio State ... Led team with 11 tackles and 1.5 TFLs in win over Northern Illinois ... Secured 11 tackles, one TFL and one forced fumble against Missouri ... Preseason Butkus Award candidate ... Preseason second-team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele's College Football Preview ... Preseason third-team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports.

2009 (Junior): Recorded nine tackles in the season opener against Missouri ... Suffered a herniated disc in his neck, which forced him to miss the remainder of the 2009 season ... Granted a medical hardship waiver for 2009.

2008 (Sophomore): Ranked 14th in the Big Ten in tackles per game with 6.6 ... Ranked fifth in the Big Ten in fumbles recovered with two ... Totaled four tackles, a PBU and recovered a fumble against Ohio State ... Recorded three solo tackles against Western Michigan ... Had five tackles against Iowa ... Posted four tackles, one for loss, a sack, a career-tying two quarterback hurries and a forced fumble at Wisconsin ... Had five tackles and a career-high two QB hurries against Indiana ... Led the Illini against Minnesota with a career-high 13 tackles, including a career-high eight solos ... Had seven tackles at Michigan with five solos ... Recorded six tackles - three solos - at Penn State and recovered the first fumble of his career ... Had six tackles with a QB sack and a QB hurry against Louisiana-Lafayette ... Posted five solo tackles (nine total) against Eastern Illinois, with one TFL and a PBU ... Recorded 11 tackles including three solos against Missouri ... Also had 2.5 TFLs, including one sack, and a PBU against the Tigers.

2007 (Freshman): Named honorable mention Freshman All-American by Scout.com ... Played in all 13 games at linebacker ... Posted three solo tackles in the Rose Bowl against USC ... Recorded two tackles, including a solo, at No. 1 Ohio State ... Had three tackles, including two solos, at Minnesota ... Notched three tackles - including one solo - and had his first career PBU against Ball State ... Assisted on a tackle against No. 25 Michigan ... Recorded three tackles, including a solo, and a sack for 11 yards at Iowa ... Notched the first sack of his career, along with three tackles - two solos - and a QB hurry against No. 5 Wisconsin ... Recorded two tackles - including a solo - and a TFL against No. 21 Penn State ... Assisted on a tackle at Indiana ... Assisted on two tackles at Syracuse ... Notched a career-high five tackles, including three solos, against Western Illinois ... Recorded his first career tackle, a solo, and quarterback hurry in the season opener against Missouri.

High School: USA Today first-team All-American ... Parade All-American ... Ranked sixth on the ESPN Top-150 list ... SuperPrep All-American ... PrepStar Dream Team member ... Ranked the 21st best player in the country by PrepStar ... Champaign News-Gazette first-team All-State ... No. 1 in the Midwest by the Detroit Free Press ... Rated the 22nd-best player in the country and No. 1 in the state of Illinois by Rivals.com ... 2006 East U.S. Army All-American ... Chicago Tribune first-team All-State ... Five-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Named to the Chicago Sun-Times All-Public League Team ... Earned All-Area honors from the Chicago Sun-Times ... Five-star recruit by Scout.com ... SuperPrep Midwest Defensive Player of the Year ... Ranked No. 2 at defensive end by Scout.com ... SuperPrep Elite 50 ... Finished his senior season with 240 tackles, seven sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... Offensively, he had 42 catches for 1,005 yards and nine touchdowns ... Earned All-Metro honors from the Chicago Sun-Times as a junior ... Compiled 99 tackles, 20 for loss, 18 sacks, seven forced fumbles and an interception in 2005 ... High school coach was Jesse Chick ... Also ran track, specializing in the 100- and 200-meter dashes ... Attended high school with Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose and Illini teammate Jack Ramsey.

Personal: Born Sept. 21, 1988 ... Full name is Martez Jerome Wilson ... Majored in sport management ... Chose Illinois over Notre Dame, USC, Ohio State, Miami (FL), Florida and Michigan.


WILSON'S CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 15 vs. Minnesota, 11/13/10
Solos: 8 vs. Minnesota, 10/11/08
TFL: 3 vs. Northwestern, 11/20/10
PBU: 1, eight times (last time vs. Purdue, 10/30/10)
Forced Fumble: 1, four times (last time vs. Northwestern, 11/20/10)
Fumble Recovery: 1, three times (last time vs. Purdue, 10/30/10)
QB Hurries: 2, three times (last time vs. Northwestern, 11/20/10)
QB Sacks: 2 vs. Northwestern, 11/20/10
Blocked Punt: 1 vs. Indiana, 10/23/10
INT: 1 at Michigan, 11/6/10
INT Return Yards: 1 at Michigan, 11/6/10


Wilson's Statistics:

Season Totals Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Year solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
2007 15 14 29 3.0 16 2.0 13 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
2008 38 35 73 5.5 26 3.0 19 1 2 0 0 0 5 3 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
2009 2 7 9 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
2010 47 65 112 11.5 48 4.0 30 3 1 0 1 1 4 4 1 0-0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 102 121 223 20 90 9.0 62 4 3 0 1 1 11 8 1 0-0 0 0 0 0


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(updated 4/25/11)

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