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NC State's Russell Wilson, other NFL alums come home

The football season at NC State could not have ended worse, as the Wolfpack lost their final eight games to finish the season winless in ACC play and 3-9 overall under first-year head coach Dave Doeren. Doeren ended up signing a top-25 recruiting class a few months later but, like most rebuilding projects, it's going to take time. So it doesn't hurt to have influential alums...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt Photobombs Russell Wilson at Final Four

The Houston Texans’ J.J. Watt and the Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson, both Wisconsin alums, were in attendance at Saturday’s Final Four game between the Badgers and Kentucky Wildcats. Although Wisconsin lost in heart-breaking fashion, it appears these two NFL Pro Bowlers both enjoyed their evening in Jerry’s World. Fantastic RT @natemoll: Can’t get enough of this @JJWatt...
Via Diehardsport
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: J.J. Watt Photobombs Russell Wilson At Final Four

Two of Wisconsin’s most famous alums were in attendance for the Badgers’ Final Four game against Kentucky Saturday night, and while Bo Ryan’s team lost, J.J. Watt and Russell Wilson appeared to have a good time, anyway.  Watt, an All-Pro defensive end for the Houston Texans, and Wilson, a Super Bowl winning quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, unsurprisingly, took a ton of...
Via College Spun
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson throws out first pitch for Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas - After quarterbacking a team to a Super Bowl win, the pressure of throwing out the first pitch before a major league game was nothing to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Wilson also happens to be a former minor league infielder whose baseball rights are still owned by the Texas Rangers. That's why Wilson was able to calmly zip a fastball into the...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Pete Carroll, Wisconsin Basketball Pull April Fools’ Joke On Fans Regarding Russell Wilson

The April Fools’ jokes are coming fast and furiously. Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll apparently couldn’t resist getting in on the action. Earlier today, Carroll tweeted about his star Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson accepting an invitation to practice with Bo Ryan’s Final Four bound Wisconsin Badgers basketball team. He then posted a photo of Wilson during...
Via College Spun
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Need An Underdog To Root For On Super Sunday? Consider Russell Wilson

It has probably been a long time since more than one player on a Super Bowl team stole the thunder of that team’s quarterback during Super Bowl Media Day, but such is the case for the Seattle Seahawks this year — led by the loud and proud cornerback Richard Sherman and the reclusive running back Marshawn Lynch.  So coming in third place in viewer interest is second-year quarterback...
Via Know It All Football
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

NC State Fans Strike Back Against Wisconsin With Their Own Russell Wilson Billboard

It was just yesterday that we showed you a photo of a billboard in Raleigh, North Carolina that proclaimed Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (despite his name being misspelled) to be “one of” Wisconsin’s own. Wilson, for those unaware, attended NC State for three years but finished up his collegiate career for the Badgers.  Thursday, we’re seeing another photo...
Via College Spun
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Wilson looking to be the Super Bowl QB star

The captain was a few minutes late, though no one seemed to mind. Russell Wilson is usually worth the wait, and no more than on this day, his final one speaking about the game before he actually plays The Game. Peyton Manning is supposed to be the star of this Super Bowl, but a minor league second baseman who refused to listen to those who said he was too small to play quarterback...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Unwavering confidence has spurred Wilson's journey to Super Bowl

Russell Wilson stood before a crowd of reporters and answered questions with the poise and confidence many had come to expect. He talked about overcoming the odds, about the effort and energy required to reach this point in his life and about never allowing a big stage to engulf him. And though the answers might have sounded cliché if delivered from someone else, they somehow sounded...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Wisconsin attempts to troll NC State with Russell Wilson billboard

Quick, what's one thing that the Wisconsin Badgers, NC State Wolfpack, and Seattle Seahawks have in common? If you guessed that Russell Wilson played for all three at one point in his football career, you are correct!Even though he spent only one season at the school, the Badgers proudly claim him as one of their own, and rightfully so. However, this billboard in Raleigh, N.C...
Via Bush League Chronicle
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers fans fail with Russell Wilson billboard in Raleigh

Wisconsin Badgers fans failed miserably trying to troll North Carolina State with this Russell Wilson billboard in Raleigh, NC.
Via Gamedayr
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Wisconsin Fans Put Up Billboard For Russell Wilson In Raleigh, Misspell “Russell”

Before becoming the starting quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks as a rookie, and leading the team to the Super Bowl this season, Russell Wilson had a standout college career at both North Carolina State and Wisconsin, where he transferred to play out his final year of eligibility. Naturally both programs claim him as their own, so this billboard that was recently put up in Raleigh...
Via College Spun
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom O’Brien at peace with Russell Wilson ultimatum

Turns out, given the benefit of hindsight, there is one decision Tom O’Brien would have changed about Russell Wilson and the star quarterback’s football career at N.C. State. But it’s not the much-scrutinized decision that led to Wilson’s exit in 2011. Knowing what he knows now about Wilson – that he’s one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks and eight days away from starting...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson fumbled on the first play of the NFC Championship

Russell Wilson, of the Wisconsin Badgers and NC State Wolfpack, had a major malfunction on the first play of the NFC Championship against the San Francisco 49ers. Aldon Smith knocked the ball out of his hands and it went behind his back. This may put them in a hole against the 49ers despite being at […]
Via Throw The Flag
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson becomes a super megastar this weekend

The first time I interviewed Russell Wilson I couldn’t believe that I was taller than him. Not by much, but enough that I doubted Russell Wilson would ever amount to anything once his college football career with the Wisconsin Badgers was over. Even when I covered my first Rose Bowl and I was first hand witness to Russell Wilson breaking the single season passer rating record in...
Via The Sports Bank
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers Select Russell Wilson In The Rule 5 Draft

The Texas Rangers surprisingly selected Seahawks QB Russell Wilson in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 draft on Thursday. The Rangers are clearly holding out hope that Wilson would want to be a two-sport at some point in his career. In case you’re unfamiliar with Wilson’s story, he left North Carolina State after being drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the fourth round...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers make Russell Wilson unique Rule 5 Draft pick

The odds of Russell Wilson actually suiting up for the Rangers are slim, actually probably none, but that didn't stop Texas from making some headlines Thursday by selecting former University of Wisconsin and current Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in the Rule 5 Draft. Wilson played baseball and football at North Carolina State from 2008-10 and was drafted by Colorado...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers make Russell Wilson unique Rule 5 Draft pick

The odds of Russell Wilson actually suiting up for the Rangers are slim, actually probably none, but that didn't stop Texas from making some headlines Thursday by selecting former University of Wisconsin and current Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in the Rule 5 Draft. Wilson played baseball and football at North Carolina State from 2008-10 and was drafted by Colorado...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers in the NFL: Russell Wilson dazzles in primetime in week 13

With the recent rise of the Wisconsin college football program the Badgers in the NFL have had a similar uptick. More and more guys are beginning to have a splash in the league and the guys over at Pro Football Focus (PFF) have an eagle eye on each one of them.  If you’re not familiar with PFF, you’re living in the stone age of modern football analysis. Here at The Sports Bank...
Via The Sports Bank
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt, Russell Wilson tweet their excitement after Wisconsin’s victory over Minnesota

Former Wisconsin stars J.J. Watt and Russell Wilson tweeted their excitement over the Badgers' thrashing of the rival Minnesota Gophers.
Via Gamedayr
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers in the NFL: Week 7 sees Russell Wilson shine for the Seahawks

With the recent rise of the Wisconsin college football program the Badgers in the NFL have had a similar uptick. More and more guys are beginning to have a splash in the league and the guys over at Pro Football Focus (PFF) have an eagle eye on each one of them.  If you’re not familiar with PFF, you’re living in the stone age of modern football analysis. Here at The Sports...
Via The Sports Bank
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers' Connor Senger looks like Russell Wilson, acts like opposing QBs

MADISON, Wis. -- The two quarterbacks have gone overlooked at various career points because of their height, pigeonholed and disregarded as talented but too short. For that reason, they have carried an even greater desire to prove a quarterback's success is not predicated strictly on a single factor outside of their control. Plenty of other elements exist, too: arm strength...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers' Connor Senger looks like Russell Wilson, acts like opposing QBs

MADISON, Wis. -- The two quarterbacks have gone overlooked at various career points because of their height, pigeonholed and disregarded as talented but too short. For that reason, they have carried an even greater desire to prove a quarterback's success is not predicated strictly on a single factor outside of their control. Plenty of other elements exist, too: arm strength...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers alums Russell Wilson and J.J. Watt on ESPN2 Special

There will be a really Wisconsin theme to the next ESPN SportsCenter Special: NFL Face to Face with Hannah Storm (Monday at 6 p.m. CDT on ESPN2) It will feature the two most successful Wisconsin Badgers in the NFL, and the face of the defense of the Green Bay Packers, the NFL cousins of the Wisconsin Badgers. Monday’s special features Vernon Davis, Packers LB Clay Matthews, and...
Via The Sports Bank
August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Seahawks Russell Wilson is second best selling jersey in NFL

Russell Wilson is doing pretty well these days. Especially for a guy who was supposed to be too short to play in the NFL. Russell Wilson is my height, maybe shorter. And I’m about 5’9″-5’10.” So forget whatever height is listed on the Seattle Seahawks depth chart, I’ve covered him during his college football days, I’ve stood next to him. Height hasn’t stopped the...
Via The Sports Bank
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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