Throwback Thursday: Wilber Marshall!
Published on Thursday, 5/28/15, at 10:10 a.m. Eastern.
–Wilber Marshall is one of the greatest players in Florida football history and is perhaps the greatest Gator to ever play on the defensive side of the ball. His collegiate career consisted of three first-team All-SEC selections (1981-1983) and he was a two-time All-American (82 & 83). The Gainesville Sun named Marshall as Florida’s “Defensive Player of the Century” in 1999 and in 2006, the paper listed him at No. 4 in UF’s Top 100 all-time players. Marshall was selected to UF’s Ring of Honor in 2007 and he’s also a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.
–Marshall was key member of the 1985 Chicago Bears defense, considered by many to the best unit in NFL history. He had a sack and a forced fumbler in the Bears blowout win over the Patriots at the Superdome in New Orleans. Marshall was a three-time Pro-Bowl selection and won another Super Bowl with the Washington Redskins. He was the NFC’s Defensive Player of the Year in 1992. Marshall started 153 games in his NFL career, compiling 1,043 tackles, 45 sacks, 23 interceptions and three touchdowns.
–Check out some of Wilber’s highlights with the Gators by clicking here.
–BE Sports salutes No. 88, Wilber Marshall!