Originally written on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 1/22/14

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson says he was a fan of Peyton Manning’s when he was young, and he’s a fan of the Denver Broncos quarterback today. According to Michael David Smith of ProFootballTalk, Wilson recalled at his press conference today the first time he met Peyton, which was at the Manning family’s quarterback camp. “Obviously, Peyton Manning is a Hall of Fame quarterback who I have a ton of respect for,” Wilson said. “I actually went to the Peyton Manning Passing Academy when I was young. I liked him so much back then and I still do.” Wilson said the second time he met Manning was when the Broncos brought him in for a pre-draft visit, weeks after Manning signed as a free agent. “When I was getting drafted, through the whole draft process, the Broncos brought me out to Denver and he was in the locker room and I went up and talked to him,” Wilson said. “He said, ‘Have I seen you before somewhere? I think I’ve seen you — I’ve seen you before. Where do I know you?’ I was like, ‘You actually coached me in the Manning Passing Academy.’ I love him to death. He’s a great person first of all, and obviously a great football player.” The Broncos ended up selecting quarterback Brock Osweiler in the second-round, while Wilson fell to Seattle in the third-round. Wilson and Manning will face off  in Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2. The post Russell Willson: I love Peyton Manning to death appeared first on Sports Glory.

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