Shoe jokes fly as Florida DB Marco Wilson selected in 2021 NFL Draft
Florida defensive back Marco Wilson is off the board, and fans haven’t forgotten his most memorable moment with the Gators.
The Arizona Cardinals picked Wilson at No. 136 overall on Saturday afternoon, and jokes about his infamous flying shoe moment followed shortly thereafter.
For those who need a refresher: Florida and LSU were tied with under two minutes remaining in a game late last season. The Gators got a third down stop, theoretically forcing an LSU punt. However, Wilson grabbed the shoe of an LSU player and promptly launched it into the fog at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
He was hit with a 15-yard penalty, and LSU kept the ball. The Tigers ended up making a 51-yard field goal to win the game with under 30 seconds remaining, and Florida lost all hope of making the College Football Playoff.
Here’s some of the best jokes that came across on Twitter after the Cardinals made the pick:
The shoe has landed in Arizona
— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) May 1, 2021
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) May 1, 2021
No breezes in the dome to affect his throws. https://t.co/0TUhwjKrKF
— Pollmaster General (@cfb_poindexter) May 1, 2021
— no context college football (@nocontextcfb) May 1, 2021
The shoe fits for the Cardinals with Marco Wilson.
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) May 1, 2021
Need footage of the Marco Wilson family throwing shoes in celebration.
— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) May 1, 2021
Marco Wilson, famous thrower of a shoe, headed to the Arizona Cardinals.
— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) May 1, 2021
Cardinals take S Marco Wilson, the shoe thrower, at pick 136.
Cowboys up at 138
— Kevin Turner (@ktfuntweets) May 1, 2021
Marco Wilson, thrower of Kole Taylor’s shoe, gets picked No. 136 by the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth round. pic.twitter.com/Nt8KudjwXu
— Brooks Kubena (@BKubena) May 1, 2021
Despite the mishap, Wilson impressed scouts throughout the pre-draft process. He finished his Florida career with three interceptions, 17 pass deflections and 99 total tackles.