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The Arizona Cardinals drafted Florida’s Marco Wilson in the fourth round of the 2021 NFL Draft (136th overall). With the 160th overall pick in the fifth round, Arizona moved up 24 positions to select Wilson.

He was the 11th Gator drafted by the Cardinals and the second player from Florida to be chosen by the team in the previous 22 years (after OL D.J. Humphries, who was picked at No. 24 in the 2015 NFL Draft).

After playing in all 16 games as a rookie, he started 13 of them. He finished the season with 48 tackles (40 solos), one tackle for loss, four pass breakups, and two forced fumbles.
Wilson started 35 of the 36 games he appeared in for the Gators throughout his career.

He helped lead Florida to three straight bowl appearances (2018 Peach Bowl, 2019 Orange Bowl, 2020 Cotton Bowl) and back-to-back 10-win seasons (2018-19).

He and Patrick Surtain II, a teammate of his from high school and the 2021 NFL Draft, practiced together in Arizona. American Heritage High School in Plantation, Florida is known for producing high-caliber cornerbacks at the collegiate level, and both of these players’ fathers were coaches there.

All three players Wilson, Surtain II, and Tyson Campbell won two state championships with the Patriots in 2014 and 2016.

Where Did Marco Wilson Attend College And Highschool?

Marco Wilson attended American Heritage School, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. After high school, he went on to study at the University of Florida (UF) where he also played for the Florida Gators football team from (2017–2020).

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