Collegiate quarterback Russell Wilson named NFL starter

Posted at 6:43 AM, Aug 27, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-27 06:43:48-04
Russell Wilson (Credit

Russell Wilson (Credit

SEATTLE (WTVR) – The NFL’s Seattle Seahawks named Collegiate School graduate Russell Wilson as the team’s starting quarterback for the upcoming football season. The Seahawks drafted the Richmond-area native in the third round of April’s NFL draft.

“It’s been a very exciting competition that’s gone on, and Russell has taken full advantage of his opportunities and done everything we could ask for on the field,” Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll said on “And more you guys can know, what he’s done off the field in meeting rooms and with our players and how he’s represented himself, he’s earned this job.”

Wilson played college football at N.C. State and the University of Wisconsin.

After Sunday’s announcement, Wilson expressed his excitement via Twitter.

“I’m thrilled to get this opportunity thanks to @petecarroll, my @Seahawks teammates and the #12thman Matt 6:33,” Wilson tweeted.

“He was excited. He said he was excited about that, and that it’s exciting,” Carroll said on “And absolutely in stride. I don’t think it’s going to bother him a bit. In time as you guys (reports) are around him more and you watch him more, you’ll come to appreciate the uniqueness of Russell and his approach.”

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