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Albert Wilson - from foster care to professional football

Albert Wilson, a Georgia State wide receiver who called Port St. Lucie home when he was a teenager in foster care, was picked up by the Kansas City Chiefs this week as a non-drafted priority free agent. 

Wilson, considered an outstanding “multipurpose production as a runner, receiver and return man, was invited to the NFL's scouting combine in February and was expected to be a late-round pick or free agent during last weekend’s draft.

He is known for speed and leaping ability and “can take a hit and pop back up.”

Wilson graduated from Port St. Lucie High School in 2010 and freely discusses his earlier life in foster care as a way to inspire children still in care.

"My heart is soaring with pride," said Rose Bailey, a Port St. Lucie resident who gave Wilson a home when he was in the foster-care system. "He has so much determination. He set a goal; he did it - and he did this all himself. Considering where he came from, that means something."

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May 18, 2014

Contact: Christina Kaiser
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