Adrian Wilson

Adrian Wilson

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Adrian Wilson kept getting better at each level of football. A standout at High Point Andrews, he played three seasons as a strong safety at NC State, starting 23 games, intercepting six passes and getting in on 254 tackles. Drafted in the third round by the Arizona Cardinals in 2001, Wilson went on to a 12-year career in the NFL in which he picked off 27 passes and recorded 25½ sacks. He registered 721 tackles and 172 assists, returned two interceptions for touchdowns (one for 99 yards) and made eight sacks in 2005 from his spot in the secondary. Wilson was first team All-Pro in 2006 and 2009 and played in five Pro Bowls and one Super Bowl.

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