88 Days Until Gator Football

#88 – Wilber Marshall, LB (1980-83)

Wilber Buddyhia Marshall of Titusville, FL is the fifth inductee into the Gator Ring of Honor at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. He also played on two Super Bowl teams, the 1985 Bears in Super Bowl XX and the 1991 Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XXVI.

After being a Parade All-American at Astronaut High School, Wilber went on to play linebacker under Charley Pell from 1980 to 1983. Those were the good ol’ days when Florida had a ferocious defense that produced several NFL players. He finished his college career with 343 tackles (9th all-time), 58 TFL, 23 QB sacks (5th all-time). He was first-team All-SEC all three years he played, and was a two-time consensus All-American his last two years. He was ABC Sports National Defensive Player of the Year in 1983, and first-team Team of the Century in addition to being named as a Gator Great. Wilber’s reputation also earned him a spot in the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s