223: Marc Wilson Podcast
In today’s episode of ‘Finding your Summit’ podcast, host Mark Pattison, former NFL Player, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Mountaineer who has climbed the Seven Summits, talks with guest, Marc Wilson, a Pro Football Player. He shares why he chose BYU and discusses his journey and competing in the NFL. Marc Wilson also talks about what he has done in life after football that has made him a success and given him purpose.
- 1:49 – Mark Pattison shares that they both came out of the city of Seattle.
- 2:34 – The host inquires from Marc Wilson what was his motivation behind the desire to go to that particular school was, and what other choices he had in those days.
- 3:42 – Marc Wilson points out that coach Don James called him at his office and said, “I don’t know who you are, but everyone’s telling me I need to recruit you”.
- 5:05 – Marc Wilson talks about all those guys who set records before him.
- 7:11 – Lavelle Edwards came to the conclusion that the only way they could win was to outscore teams, and the only way they were going to do that was throw the ball, reveals Marc Wilson.
- 9:16 – Marc Wilson states that Lavelle was just so unselfish. He would turn the offense over to those guys and let them have free rein, while creating the environment for that to happen.
- 11:30 – Marc Wilson states that in his senior year, they redshirted Jim. So he went back, played, and had a really good year again.
- 13:17 – When Jim played, Marc tried to support him—he thinks they had a really good relationship.
- 15:10 – Mark Pattison asks Marc about his experience when he first got there, and now that he’s gone from this BYU culture to crazy Raiders.
- 17:00 – They discuss Todd Christensen—he eventually worked his way into the line-up and had a great career.
- 20:00 – Marc says that if he could go back and have one rule change, it wouldn’t be the protection, it would be the ball.
- 22:52 – Mark Pattison questions Marc bout coming towards the end of his career and if he started to formulate life after football.
- 24:55 – Marc Wilson shares that the real turning point was when he met a gentleman who was willing to show him the ropes and take him under his wing and teach him about the real estate career.
- 26:05 – Marc Wilson always dreamt about retiring at the golf course.
- 28:56 – If they can do something to benefit someone’s health or improve someone’s health, that makes a difference, expresses Marc Wilson.
- 29:35 – Marc Wilson discusses how he got into this thing called QSciences.
- 31:20 – Mark Pattison inquires about what the guest is going to do next.
- 33:26 – The host wishes a fantastic NFL career for Marc.
Three Key Points
- Mark Pattison shares the reason why he chose to go to BYU. This is because they were really committed to throwing the ball and he thought that’d be a great place for him to go. Also, Don James was a great coach, and that would have been a great place to go as well—but for him, it was probably the right place and it turned out really well.
- BYU always had this strategy to redshirt all the quarterbacks so they had that extra year in the system.
- Marc Wilson states that he knew what he wanted to do, but he didn’t know how to get there—then he happened to meet the right guy who took him under his wing and taught him about the real estate career. They became partners for probably 12 or 14 years, and it turned out to be a 25-year real estate development career.
“At BYU, one of the interesting things is that there’s this culture of getting married early.” – Marc Wilson
“He saw a much bigger picture around us in our lives than just this football experience at BYU for a few years—and I’ll always be so appreciative of that.” – Marc Wilson
“Colleen and I got married when we were 20 and we’ve now been married for 44 years, and it’s been amazing.” – Marc Wilson
“Jim McMahon is the Player of the Year for the conference and then he redshirted the next year.” – Mark Pattison
“Jim, great player, a great part of BYU history, and obviously had a great pro career in Chicago.” – Marc Wilson
“One of my great disappointments in life is that I never won the Heisman Trophy.” – Mark Pattison
“I really didn’t think that I was going to win, but to come in third was a great honor.” – Marc Wilson
“I always prayed that we’d lose the coin flip so the other guy would have to throw it first instead of me.” – Marc Wilson
“My wife in the morning would say ‘What, you’re going to go play golf today, right?’ Because she didn’t want me home with her all day.” – Marc Wilson
“I don’t see myself retiring either.” – Marc Wilson