E. J. Wilson

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E. J. Wilson
No. 78
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1987-10-28) October 28, 1987 (age 31)
Emporia, Virginia
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:289 lb (131 kg)
Career information
College: North Carolina
NFL Draft: 2010  / Round: 4 / Pick: 127
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:1
Sacks:0.0
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Earl Wilson, Jr. (born October 28, 1987) is a former American football defensive end. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at North Carolina.

American football Team field sport

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, which is the team controlling the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the defense, which is the team without control of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and aims to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs, or plays, and otherwise they turn over the football to the defense; if the offense succeeds in advancing ten yards or more, they are given a new set of four downs. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.

Defensive end Defensive position in the sport of American and Canadian football

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Professional career

Seattle Seahawks

Wilson was selected in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks. He was signed to a four-year contract on June 17, 2010. [1] He was cut on November 23, 2010 after posting one tackle in two games.

2010 NFL Draft

The 2010 NFL Draft was the 75th annual meeting of National Football League (NFL) franchises to select newly eligible football players. The 2010 draft took place over three days, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, New York, with the first round on Thursday, April 22, 2010, at 7:30 pm EDT. The second and third rounds took place on Friday, April 23 starting at 6:00 pm EDT, while the final four rounds were held on Saturday, April 24, starting at 10:00 am EDT. Television coverage was provided by both NFL Network and ESPN.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Wilson signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the 2011 NFL Training Camp. During the second preseason game, Wilson was injured after rupturing his Achilles tendon. He was ruled out for the season and was placed on Injured Reserve for the 2011 NFL Season.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers National Football League franchise in Tampa, Florida

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a professional American football franchise based in Tampa, Florida. The Buccaneers currently compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member team of the National Football Conference (NFC) South division. Along with the Seattle Seahawks, the team joined the NFL in 1976 as an expansion team. The Buccaneers played their first season in the American Football Conference (AFC) West division as part of the 1976 expansion plan, whereby each new franchise would play every other franchise over the first two years. After the season, the club switched conferences with the Seahawks and became a member of the NFC Central division. During the 2002 league realignment, the Buccaneers joined three former NFC West teams to form the NFC South. The club is owned by the Glazer family, and plays its home games at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

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The Achilles tendon or heel cord, also known as the calcaneal tendon, is a tendon of the back of the leg, and the thickest in the human body. It serves to attach the plantaris, gastrocnemius (calf) and soleus muscles to the calcaneus (heel) bone. These muscles, acting via the tendon, cause plantar flexion of the foot at the ankle, and flexion at the knee.

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References

  1. "Seahawks sign pair of 4th-round picks". The Seattle Times Company. June 17, 2010. Retrieved August 23, 2011.