Adrian Wilson Speaker Profile

Five-Time Pro Bowl Strong Safety of the Arizona Cardinals

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Adrian Wilson’s Biography

Adrian Wilson was born October 12th, 1979 and is an American football strong safety for the National Football League (NFL). A five-time Pro Bowl selection, Wilson holds or shares several National Football League records, and features in the all-time top-five in several safety categories, including forced fumbles, sacks and interceptions.

Wilson played college football at North Carolina State, here he was a two-year starter at strong safety for the NC State Wolfpack football team. In 33 games (and 23 starts) with the Wolfpack, he posted 254 total tackles (144 solo tackles, 11 tackles-for-losses), 11 pass deflections and 3 passes intercepted. His 248 total tackles was the most by an N.C. State defensive back since James Walker collected 289 stops from 1993–95. At the end of his junior year, Wilson decided to forgo his senior season and enter the 2001 NFL Draft. and was selected in the third round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals.

In 2006, Wilson set the team record for longest interception return after scoring on a 99-yard return against the Atlanta Falcons. Later in the season, he earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl. In his career, he has recorded 893 tackles, 54.0 tackles for a loss, 25.5 sacks, 27 interceptions, 14 forced fumbles, 6 fumble recoveries, 82 passes defended, 4 return touchdowns, and a blocked punt. During the 2005 season, he set an NFL record for the most sacks in a season by a defensive back with eight. During the playoffs in 2009, he helped lead the Cardinals to its first Super Bowl appearance in franchise history but lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII 27-23. In 2007, Wilson made an epic standing jump over a 66-inch bar that went viral on YouTube, the video receiving over 8,945,000 views on its initial posting location on YouTube.

Here is that short jumping video:

On June 4, 2009, the Cardinals re-signed Wilson to a new five-year, $39 million contract, with $18.5 million guaranteed. On December 26, Wilson recorded a sack against the St. Louis Rams which put him in the 20/20 club (20 sacks and 20 interceptions).

On July 24, 2012, Wilson agreed to sign an extension throughout the 2015 season with the Cardinals.

On December 16, 2012, Wilson recorded a sack against the Detroit Lions which put him in the 25/25 club (25 sacks and 25 interceptions). Wilson became just the sixth player in NFL history to do this.

Wilson was released by the Cardinals on March 8, 2013.

On March 15, a week later, Wilson signed with the New England Patriots to a 3-year deal.

On August 31, 2013, the New England Patriots placed Wilson on the season-ending injury reserve due to an Achilles tendon injury. He was released by the Patriots on April 4, 2014.

On Monday, April 20, 2015, Wilson signed a one-day contract with the Arizona Cardinals and announced his retirement from the National Football League.

On Sunday, Sept 27th, 2015, the Arizona Cardinals inducted strong safety Adrian Wilson into its Ring of Honor at halftime of the game vs. the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, September 27 at University of Phoenix Stadium. Wilson became ony the 15th member of the Cardinals to go into the Ring of Honor, the creation of which coincided with the opening of University of Phoenix Stadium in 2006.

Since the NFL, Adrian remains very active in his two businesses, High Point and Greats Brand as well as corporate appearances, charity events and philanthropic activities and plays in many charity golf, football and baseball games.

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