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FSU star Marvin Wilson likely out for the year

The Seminoles’ top defensive player had hand surgery earlier this week.

Florida State defensive lineman Marvin Wilson will likely miss the rest of the season after having hand surgery earlier this week, the Seminoles announced Thursday morning.

Wilson has been FSU’s top defensive player and one of the best interior linemen in the nation. His 44 tackles are the most among ACC defensive linemen. He also has 8 ½ tackles for a loss, five sacks and four pass breakups.

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As importantly, Wilson has been a veteran presence on a team that fired coach Willie Taggart on Sunday. Athletic director David Coburn specifically mentioned Wilson’s leadership during his post-firing news conference Monday.

Wilson, a junior, will be eligible to enter the draft and is projected as an early-round pick.

FSU faces Boston College on Saturday.

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