Albert Wilson, wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins, is a native of Fort Pierce, Florida. His passion and motivation to give back to youth in foster care stems from his personal experiences in the foster care system growing up. Albert spent the majority of his childhood years in-and-out of group homes and foster homes before finally finding stability in the 10th grade. At Port St. Lucie High School, he was a standout athlete at the quarterback position.
Albert went on to play his collegiate career at Georgia State University after receiving a full athletic scholarship as a part of the program’s second ever recruiting class. At Georgia State, Albert converted to wide receiver where he used his rare skill- set and dynamic playmaking ability to develop into one of the country’s top receivers and all-purpose players. His record setting career at Georgia State led to an opportunity with the Kansas City Chiefs where in his first two years he became the second leading receiver on the team.
Albert entered the 2018 off-season as an Unrestricted Free Agent which allowed him to sign a new 3-year deal with the Miami Dolphins. This was a homecoming and exciting opportunity to return to Florida and play in front of friends, family and love ones.
Through his foundation, Albert uses his platform to reach youth who are in the same situation he was once in. Through various community initiatives and programs Albert and The Albert Wilson Foundation are committed to enhancing the lives of children in foster care and youth from underserved communities by giving them hope and allowing them to see a success story from someone like Albert who grew up in similar circumstances.
“While growing up, I spent significant time in the Florida Foster Care system. I was blessed to continue my education due to my athletic abilities, but witnessing my younger sisters and others I knew age out of the system motivated me to get involved and be a voice for children in foster care.”
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