NFF College Hall of Fame

Marc WilsonView SlideshowPosition: Quarterback
Years: 1976-1979
Inducted: 1996
Place of Birth: Bremerton, Wash.
Date of Birth: 2/15/1957
High School: Seattle, Wash. (Shorecrest HS)
Jersey Number:6
Height: 6-5
Weight: 204

One of the most celebrated quarterbacks in Cougar history, Marc Wilson earned consensus All-America honors in 1979 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame on Dec. 10, 1996. In Wilson’s first game as a starter, he was 15 of 25 for 332 yards with seven touchdowns in a 63-17 triumph over Colorado State and was consequently named Sports Illustrated’s Offensive Player of the Week. In Wilson’s career at BYU, he set ten NCAA records. The 6-5, 204 pound quarterback ranked fourth in the nation in passing efficiency with a 147.1 rating in 1979. That same year, Wilson finished third in the Heisman balloting, led his team to an undefeated regular season, and was named the Holiday Bowl’s Offensive MVP. A true student-athlete, Wilson was the recipient of the NCAA Top Five Award and its Post Graduate Scholarship. A first round draft pick of the Oakland Raiders, Wilson played eight seasons before finishing his career with the New England Patriots.

Presently, Wilson is a land developer in the North Seattle area. He and his wife, Colleen, live in Woodinville, Washington with their four children.

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