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August 26, 2012 | By Michael Robinson
Pete Carroll has named Russell Wilson the Seattle Seahawks' regular-season starting quarterback, according to reports. Wilson's impressive preseason performance propelled him to the top spot on the depth chart. The third-round selection from Wisconsin in this year's draft passed for 185 yards and two touchdowns, completing 13 of 19 attempts during his first preseason start against Kansas City on Friday night. He also rushed for 58 yards on two carries during the Seahawks' 44-14 trouncing of the Chiefs.
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April 22, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Russell Wilson is a Super Bowl champion. He's the face of the Seattle Seahawks. He's a superstar who has endorsement deals with Nike, EA Sports and Levi's, to name a few. And he is now the third-highest paid quarterback on the Seahawks' roster. On Monday, Seattle traded for former Oakland Raiders starter Terrelle Pryor, who is set to make $705,000 next season. He will compete for the No. 2 quarterback spot with Tavaris Jackson, who will earn $1.25 million. Wilson is locked in next year for $662,434 -- and there's nothing anyone can do about it because rookie contracts cannot be renegotiated until after the player's third season.
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March 26, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Super Bowl champion quarterback Russell Wilson has a cameo appearance in the upcoming "Entourage" movie. Sounds like a fun idea, right? Well, what did your mom always tell you about playing ball on the set of a popular TV show turned feature film? That's right. It's all fun and games till someone gets hurt. In this case, that someone is Kevin Connolly, who plays Eric Murphy on the long-running HBO series due to make its big-screen debut next summer. During filming in Los Angeles, Connolly broke his leg in two places while catching passes from the Seattle Seahawks quarterback.
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March 26, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Super Bowl champion quarterback Russell Wilson has a cameo appearance in the upcoming "Entourage" movie. Sounds like a fun idea, right? Well, what did your mom always tell you about playing ball on the set of a popular TV show turned feature film? That's right. It's all fun and games till someone gets hurt. In this case, that someone is Kevin Connolly, who plays Eric Murphy on the long-running HBO series due to make its big-screen debut next summer. During filming in Los Angeles, Connolly broke his leg in two places while catching passes from the Seattle Seahawks quarterback.
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April 20, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Most people thought he was the typical Plan B. Turns out, quarterback Russell Wilson was Exhibit A. Wilson, selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the third round of last year's NFL draft, looked to be a guy destined to hold a clipboard behind presumed starter Matt Flynn. But Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll opened the door to a fair competition, Wilson won the job, then assembled a first season worthy of rookie-of-the-year consideration. Now, he's the prime example of what every NFL team wants to do, regardless of position: find an overlooked diamond who has somehow slipped through the draft cracks.
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January 30, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
NEW YORK - Russell Wilson sat quietly at his Seattle Seahawks locker before a recent practice, and carefully used a felt-tip marker to write a word on his taped wrist. In block letters: POISE. Evidently, even he needs a reminder, although in his second season and on the verge of the second Super Bowl in Seahawks history, Wilson is more poised than NFL quarterbacks far older and more experienced. In fact, he might wear reminders on his wrist, but Wilson does not wear his heart on his sleeve.
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April 22, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Russell Wilson is a Super Bowl champion. He's the face of the Seattle Seahawks. He's a superstar who has endorsement deals with Nike, EA Sports and Levi's, to name a few. And he is now the third-highest paid quarterback on the Seahawks' roster. On Monday, Seattle traded for former Oakland Raiders starter Terrelle Pryor, who is set to make $705,000 next season. He will compete for the No. 2 quarterback spot with Tavaris Jackson, who will earn $1.25 million. Wilson is locked in next year for $662,434 -- and there's nothing anyone can do about it because rookie contracts cannot be renegotiated until after the player's third season.
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January 15, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III beat out fellow quarterbacks Andrew Luck of Indianapolis and Russell Wilson of Seattle, as well as several other impressive first-year NFL players, as Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers of America's rookie of the year. Of course, this isn't the rookie-of-the-year award. That one comes from the Associated Press and will be announced Feb. 2. But the PFW/PFWA honor can be viewed as a gauge as to how voters are thinking. It's particularly interesting this year, given the expected close race between the trio of stellar rookie quarterbacks.
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August 25, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
Russell Wilson, the dynamic but undersized rookie from Wisconsin, is the latest young quarterback to set the NFL abuzz. Wilson got his first start with the Seattle Seahawks on Friday night and led the offense to scores on six conseuctive possessions in a 44-14 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. Wilson was drafted in the third round after Seattle had signed veteran Packers backup Matt Flynn to take the helm this fall. Wilson, who passed for 185 yards and two touchdowns Friday, could become the fifth rookie starter at quarterback if the Seahawks choose him over Flynn.
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January 13, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick and Seattle's Russell Wilson will be facing off for the fourth time in their young careers on Sunday, but this time more than an eyebrow will be on the line. The two quarterbacks will be hoping to propel their teams to the Super Bowl with a victory in the National Football Conference championship. Kaepernick and the 49ers made it there last year, losing to the Baltimore Ravens, 34-31. The second-year starters are among the most exciting young QBs in the NFL and provide an interesting side story to the game with the level of success they've achieved with their dual-threat playing styles.
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February 22, 2014 | By Dan Loumena
John Elway apologized and said he didn't mean it, but when he opined Friday that Johnny Manziel "is a great little player," the size issue came to the forefront again at the NFL draft combine. The Hall of Fame quarterback and Denver Broncos executive vice president of football operations as well as general manager, chuckled after his sizable slip of the lip. "I think he's a great little player," Elway said Friday when asked his opinion of Manziel, who measured 5-foot-11¾ inches and weighed 210 pounds, nearly 15 more than when he played at Texas A&M. "I don't say 'little,' I shouldn't say 'little.' I'm sorry.
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February 5, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Jared Lorenzen is a 320-pound former NFL quarterback who hasn't played in the league in six years. So why is everyone suddenly making such a big deal about him? It has a lot to do with a couple of Vine videos of him playing last weekend in the season opener for the Northern Kentucky River Monsters of the Continental Indoor Football League, posted by John Feitelberg of Barstool Sports. As you can see, Lorenzen is light on his feet, so to speak, and tough to bring down.
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February 2, 2014 | By Gary Klein and Sam Farmer
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Seattle Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin sat out most of the season after having hip surgery. Then he suffered a concussion and was not allowed to play in the NFC championship game. So how the Seahawks might deploy the speedy Harvin was something of a mystery going into Sunday's Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos. Harvin made an immediate impact by carrying the ball twice for impressive gains and catching two passes in the first half.
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February 1, 2014 | By Gary Klein
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Pete Carroll sits back in his chair, grins and starts to chuckle. For the second time in as many days, he has stood before busloads of reporters in a hotel ballroom, answering questions that will be repeated in unending variations throughout Super Bowl week: How will Carroll's Seattle Seahawks stop Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning? What about the weather? Richard Sherman? Now, in a quiet hotel office monitored by security officials, Carroll has retreated to his personal Super Bowl command center, replete with two desktop computer monitors and speakers, two flat screen televisions, a whiteboard and an iPad.
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January 30, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
NEW YORK - Russell Wilson sat quietly at his Seattle Seahawks locker before a recent practice, and carefully used a felt-tip marker to write a word on his taped wrist. In block letters: POISE. Evidently, even he needs a reminder, although in his second season and on the verge of the second Super Bowl in Seahawks history, Wilson is more poised than NFL quarterbacks far older and more experienced. In fact, he might wear reminders on his wrist, but Wilson does not wear his heart on his sleeve.
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January 29, 2014 | By Chris Foster
What happened with Mike Moser in Vegas didn't stay in Vegas. What happened was, after a freshman season spent languishing near the end of UCLA's basketball bench, Moser transferred to Nevada Las Vegas and had a breakout first season. The forward averaged 14.0 points and 10.5 rebounds for the Runnin' Rebels as a sophomore in 2011-12, and even though he was slowed by elbow and hip injuries last season, he was a productive reserve, averaging 7.1 points and 6.1 rebounds. But then he decided to move again - this time closer to his family in Portland.
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January 2, 2013 | Sam Farmer
What once was reason for panic - - a rookie quarterback starting an NFL playoff game - is suddenly a problem for opposing defenses. Andrew Luck playing at Baltimore? The Ravens had better be ready. Russell Wilson versus Robert Griffin III in Washington? The key will be which defense cracks first. "The moment, the bigness, the stage - none of these three will flinch," said former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer, now an ESPN analyst. "I would trust them, their preparation, their mental and emotional state, as much as I would anybody in these playoffs other than maybe [an Aaron]
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August 24, 2011 | Chris Dufresne
We say Wisconsin and you say: girth, milk, linemen, cheese, boring, proficient and power tools. "Wisconsin is what it is," Badgers Coach Bret Bielema said at Big Ten media day. "We're not real sexy. I always say we're not the first girl taken for the prom, but we're not the last. " Someone just slapped lipstick on Porky Pig. This may be the first year Wisconsin has ever been accused of being intriguing. College football's most exciting off-season move did not involve a coach.
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January 25, 2014 | Sam Farmer
SEATTLE - The Seattle Seahawks are headed to the second Super Bowl in their history. They have an inexhaustibly dynamic coach in Pete Carroll, an instant-superstar quarterback in Russell Wilson, the NFL's richest and most reclusive owner in Paul Allen, and a fan base so passionate that twice this season it set Guinness Book records for the loudest crowd at a sporting event. A lot of people don't remember the club's darkest - and, as it happened, sunniest - days. For one week 18 years ago, the Seahawks moved to Southern California.
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January 19, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
SEATTLE - The Seattle Seahawks are heading to their second Super Bowl - and they have their smothering defense to thank. All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman made a huge play Sunday evening to preserve a 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC championship game, setting up a Super Bowl XLVIII showdown with the Denver Broncos on Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. With 30 seconds to play and his team at the Seattle 18-yard...
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