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Martez Wilson Forgoes Final Year, Enters NFL

Fighting Illini middle linebacker Martez Wilson has decided to enter the NFL draft after an outstanding season helping his team to a Texas Bowl victory over Baylor. The first team All Big-10 selection suffered two debilitating injuries in his Illini career that limited his effectiveness. But he finally displayed his outstanding athleticism and leadership in 2010.

Illinois middle linebacker Martez Wilson has made a decision about his football future. "Over the last several days and long sleepless nights, I've been pondering my future as a student and an athlete, looking at life from all the different angles, weighing the good and the bad," Wilson said. "Ultimately, after countless discussions with my family and prayer to God, I have come to a decision... Recommended Stories

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