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Russell Wilson          

Seattle Seahawks Quarterback

In college, Russell Wilson started 50 consecutive games, throwing 379 consecutive passes without an interception to establish an NCAA Football Bowl Sub-division record. He completed 907 of 1,489 passes (60.9%) for 11,720 yards, 109 touchdowns and 29 interceptions. Wilson rushed 441 times for 1,421 yards (3.2 avg.) and 23 touchdowns, becoming the fifth player in the NCAA FBS ranks to rush for over 1,000 yards and throw for over 5,000 yards in a career.

During his 36-game career at North Carolina State, Wilson connected on 682 of 1,180 passes (57.8%) for 8,545 yards, 76 touchdowns and 25 interceptions, as he piled up 9,628 yards in total offense and was responsible for 93 touchdowns, in addition to rushing 362 times for 1,083 yards (2.9 avg.) and 17 scores. He finished his Wolfpack career ranking second in school annals for pass attempts and touchdown passes, and third for pass completions, pass completion percentage and yards in total offense. His eight 300-yard passing games in 2010 rank second on the NC State season record chart, while his total of 12 300-yard efforts for the Wolfpack rank second on the career list. Wilson set NC State season-records with 308 pass completions in 2009, ranking second with 527 pass attempts, 3,563 yards passing and 3,998 yards in total offense in 2010, along with 31 touchdown tosses in 2009. His 28 touchdown throws in 2010 rank third and his 3,287 yards in total offense in 2009 rank fourth on the State annual record chart. His five touchdown passes vs. Florida State in 2009 tied the Wolfpack single-game record.

In just one season at Wisconsin, Wilson connected on 225 of 309 passes (72.8%) for 3,175 yards, 33 touchdowns and only four interceptions, adding 79 carries for 338 yards (4.2 avg.) and six scores, compiling an NCAA record 191.7 pass efficiency rating and gaining 3,513 yards in total offense, along with being responsible for 39 touchdowns.

Wilson was drafted with the 12th pick in the third round (75th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. He was the first quarterback drafted under Head Coach Pete Carroll and General Manager John Schneider and the highest quarterback selected by the club since Brock Huard was taken with the 77th overall pick in 1999.

He was named the 2012 NFL Rookie of the Year for his first season's impressive performance.

Wilson attended Collegiate School in Richmond, Va., playing football and baseball. In 2006, he was featured in Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" for his state title game performance after completing 21-37 passes for 291 yards and two touchdowns while rushing 30 times for 223 yards and three more scores in a 38-17 win.

On the baseball diamond, the shortstop batted .467 as a senior, enticing the Colorado Rockies to begin following him to North Carolina State and drafting him in the fourth round of the 2010 major league baseball draft.

His father, the late Harrison Wilson, III, played football and baseball at Dartmouth and was on the San Diego Chargers preseason squad. His older brother, Harrison, IV, played football and baseball at Richmond.

News


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Russell Wilson wants the richest contract in NFL history

Despite reports early in the offseason that the Seattle Seahawks and Russell Wilson were close to a $100+ million contract extension, it appears that the two sides are actually nowhere close to a deal.

Russell Wilson announced as UW’s 2016 spring commencement speaker

The announcement was made in a YouTube video that was posted Monday.

“UW-Madison has scored a big name commencement speaker for this spring’s ceremony,” the announcement said. “This orator has won points for his professional achievements in his field and is glad to be returning to a venue that holds so many positive memories for him.”

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