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MMQB article on Russell Wilson


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"At North Carolina State, in each of your freshman and sophomore and junior years, you lead the Atlantic Coast Conference in touchdown passes, and in the spring before your senior season, while you’re playing minor-league baseball, your coach, Tom O’Brien, releases you from your scholarship so he can have backup Mike Glennon start for the last two years of his eligibility.


I threw 76 touchdown passes for him in three years, but O’Brien thinks Mike Glennon’s better than I am? I’ll show Tom O’Brien.


At Wisconsin, where Wilson transfers, he earns one of the Badger captain nods after just 19 days of summer practice. He throws 33 touchdown passes and four interceptions, completes 73 percent of his throws, leads Wisconsin to the Big Ten title and a Rose Bowl berth … and is the 75th player picked in the 2012 NFL Draft. Five spots after the quarterback-needy Jaguars pick a punter.


I walk into Wisconsin in July, learn the offense in about 10 minutes, set the NCAA passing-efficiency record for a season, get Wisconsin to the Rose Bowl, and five quarterbacks get picked before me? Brandon Weeden goes 53 picks before me? I’ll show the NFL..."

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