As I have mentioned before, I’m out in North Carolina with Adrian Wilson while Wilson waits to get his high school jersey number retired tonight at his former high school. It’s a huge deal to A-Dub, who has always felt legacy — in the NFL, and even from his high school days — is so important. Wilson wants to make his mark in this world — “a good mark” as he told me — and this is part of that. (Here is the link to the local story about the event).
So yesterday, he took myself and Johnny Hayward from the broadcasting department (and his closest friends, Adrian Mack and Anthony Johnson) on a two-hour-plus trip around his hometown of High Point, pointing out places he had been when he grew up and taking us to his high school — including the weight room (pictured below) where Adrian Wilson first began turning into A-Dub.
“I feel,” Wilson said at one point, “like I’m 17 again.”
I am very much looking forward to writing this story.
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