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Russell Wilson          

Seattle Seahawks Quarterback

Russell Wilson is a record breaking football quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks with more game wins than any other NFL quarterback in his first six season and the second highest NFL career passer rating of all time. In 2018 he was named to the Pro Bowl for the fifth time in his career.

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 1999.

He was named the 2012 NFL Rookie of the Year for his first season's impressive performance. The same year he tied Peyton Manning's record for most passing touchdowns. In 2013, he led the Seahawks to their first ever Super Bowl victory and followed with a second victory in 2014.

Wilson played football and baseball for North Carolina State University from 2008 to 2010. He played minor league baseball for the Tri-City Dust Devils in 2010 and the Asheville Tourist in 2011. That same year Wilson transferred to the University of Wisconsin and played football there for the 2011 season. There, he set the single-season FBS record for passing efficiency and led the team to a Big Ten title and the 2012 Rose Bowl.

Wilson married singer-songwriter Ciara in 2016.


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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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