June 25, 2020 - by
Wilson Named Sporting News First-Team Preseason All-American

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State defensive tackle Marvin Wilson has been named a first-team preseason All-American by Sporting News, it was announced Thursday.

Wilson enters his senior season as the best interior defensive lineman in college football. He already has been named a first-team Preseason All-American by Walter Camp and included on the Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List. He was an All-American, Bednarik Award semifinalist and first-team All-ACC performer last season despite a season-ending injury in the ninth game of the year. In those nine games, Wilson recorded 44 tackles, including 8.5 for loss with a team-high 5.0 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, four pass breakups and two quarterback hurries. The Houston native was one of only four defensive tackles in the nation, and the only one from the ACC, with multiple 3.0 tackle-for-loss games in 2019.

In his career, Wilson has started 14 of his 33 games played and compiled 93 tackles, 13.5 for loss with 8.5 sacks, seven quarterback hurries, six pass breakups, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. His sacks and tackles for loss totals are tops among current Seminoles.

Sporting News is one of five outlets used to determine consensus All-American status. The others are the American Football Coaches Association, the Associated Press, the Football Writers Association of America and Walter Camp. Players earning recognition from at least three of the five outlets earn consensus All-American designation. Florida State has produced 38 consensus All-Americans in program history.

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