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Markell Wilkins
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Markell Wilkins 1380170
Position: Cornerback
Height: 5'9"
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Hampton, Va.
High School: Phoebus
Major: Criminal Justice


Appeared in all 13 games...Returned from injury to make 10 starts at corner...Made 41 tackles (22 solo, 19 assisted)...Had a season-high eight stops in the week 11 regular season finale at William & Mary...Also made six tackles in the first round FCS playoffs vs. Norfolk State...Posted 2.0 tackles for loss in games with Villanova and Norfolk State in the first round of the FCS playoffs...

Redshirted due to injury suffered during preseason camp...

Saw action in all 11 games...Made 28 tackles including 21 solo stops...Registered 1.5 sacks...Season-high five tackles in wins at Jacksonville in the Monarchs FCS debut and against N.C. Central...Captured an interception in the victory over Presbyterian...Also registered a pair of kick returns as a member of the special teams against N.C. Central, including a 48-yard return...

Helped guide the Phantoms to the 2008 AAA state championship with a record of 15-0... Played both cornerback and wide receiver... Named all-state by VirginiaPreps.com... First Team All-District and Second Team All-Region at cornerback... Totaled six interceptions as a senior, after picking off three passes during his junior campaign...On offense had 23 catches for 300 yards...Coached by current ODU assistant coach Bill Dee.

Born August 25, 1990...Son of Laticia Wilkins and Freddie Williams...Majoring in criminal justice.

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