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Wilson gets deal with Jets

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Former Marshall wide receiver Antavious Wilson has signed a free agent deal with the New York Jets.

Wilson, a second-team All-Conference USA pick by CollegeSportsMadness.com and an honorable mention selection by the C-USA coaches, was sixth in the league in catches per game (5.8) in 2012.

Wilson was also one of 11 MU honorees on Phil Steele’s midseason all-conference list and his 187 career catches are seventh-highest in school history, while his 2,269 receiving yards are 10th.

His 69 catches last season were a career-high, as were his 741 receiving yards. His best game came against league-leading Tulsa, when he amassed seven catches for 123 yards and two touchdowns. He also posted touchdown catches against Purdue, Southern Miss, UCF and Houston.

Wilson is the second MU wide receiver in three days to join the NFL ranks as Aaron Dobson was taken in the second round (59th overall) of the NFL Draft by the New England Patriots Friday.

Dobson, a Dunbar, W.Va. native and second team selection by the league’s coaches last season, was seventh in the league in catches per game (5.7) and receiving yards (67.9).