Gainesville in Alachua County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
NCAA Football Hall of Fame
Wilber Marshall is regarded as one of the best defensive players in Gator history. He was a consensus first-team All-American in 1982 and 1983 and also earned honorable mention All-American honors in 1981. ABC Television selected him as the National Defensive Player of the Year in 1983, and he was a finalist for the Lombardi Award as a junior and senior. Marshall set school records in career total tackles for loss (58) and total tackles for loss in a season (27). Marshall was a first-round draft pick by the Chicago Bears in 1984 and enjoyed a 12-year career in the NFL. He was a three-time All-Pro selection (1986,87 and 92) and also earned a pair of Super Bowl rings with Chicago and Washington. He was named to the College Football Hall of Fame in May of 2008.
Erected by University of Florida.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Sports.
Location. 29° 38.938′ N, 82° 20.973′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Florida, Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 157 Gale Lemerand Drive, Gainesville FL 32611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Emmitt Smith (here, next to this marker); Steve Spurrier (here, next to this marker); Carlos Alvarez (here, next to this marker); Danny Wuerffel (here, next to this marker); Doug Dickey (here, next to this marker); Wes Chandler (here, next to this marker); Jack Youngblood (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Steve Spurrier (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
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