Tavon Wilson Has Worked to Overcome Difficult Childhood, Losing Both Parents By Age of 12

FOXBORO, Mass. — Tavon Wilson, the Patriots’ newest defensive back, is cherishing the opportunity to pay back his grandmother. Wilson, who was drafted with the 48th pick Friday, had a difficult childhood. His father was murdered when he was one, and his mother drowned at a pool party when he was 12. His grandmother, Darlene Williams, took in Wilson when he was in the sixth grade. “It was rough,” Wilson said. “My hat goes off to my grandmother because she is a very strong woman to take me and my sister in, and just raise us the best way we…

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