Links: Russell Wilson up for an ESPY
Id definitely say the Patriots game, Wilson said on 710 ESPN Seattles John Clayton Show on Saturday. A lot of people mention some of the games after that and everything, but I definitely feel like the Patriots games when we really started to click. We had to come back against a very, very good quarterback in Tom Brady and a great coach in Coach (Bill) Belichick, and we were able to come back against them at home and make some big plays when we needed to. I think thats really when we got in our groove. Indeed, many Seahawks fans also might point to that 24-23 win in Week 6. And theyd probably point to Wilsons beautiful touchdown pass to Rice with 1:27 remaining in the game. It was a 46-yard rainbow, deep up the middle, that stole the victory Oct.
The Russell Wilson Passing Academy takes form
God works things out in the right way, always. So being an NFL quarterback is very, very special. I love it. I love being the quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks. And the Seahawks are loving the fact that they stole Wilson in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft, because he has become a very, very special quarterback very, very quickly. All he did during his rookie season was lead the Seahawks to the third-best regular-season record (11-5) in club history and the franchises first road playoff victory since 1983. He tied Peyton Mannings rookie record by throwing 26 touchdown passes, and then added three more in two postseason games.
Russell Wilson makes his one pitch count
For Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, establishing a way to connect with inner-city kids was one of the things that drove him to succeed, and now, his NFL career has given him the means to give back. Russell Wilson is establishing his namesake passing academy in hopes of changing the lives of some inner-city kids in a positive way. It’s been a goal for Wilson for a long time, and following his breakout season last year in which he took the NFL by storm, he finally has the platform he’s needed since he spawned the idea. “Over this two-and-a-half-week period, basically, Ill meet 1,400 kids,” Wilson said, via Tom Mulhern of theWisconsin State Journal. “If I can change one of those kids lives, inspire one of those kids,that makes the difference and goes a long way.” The camp will cover five cities –Richmond; Raleigh, N.C.; Madison; Spokane, Wash.; and Seattle — with each stop representing a meaningful part of Wilson’s journey through life. “I just think playing one play at a time, one game at a time, staying in the moment,” Wilson said. “Ive done a pretty good job of that so far. How much further can I take that?” It’s an important lesson for everyone to learn, especially kids.
Russell Wilson Passing Academy brings former Wisconsin quarterback back to Madison
The 49ers’ Jim Harbaugh was No. 1, Pete Carroll was No. 14 and Jeff Fisher ranked 10th. Azcardinals.com has six GIFs to get Cardinals fans pumped for the upcoming season. San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh has shown a lot of faith in rookie Vance McDonald , who is expected to replace Delanie Walker as the No. 2 tight end on the depth chart, writes CSNBayArea.com’s Matt Maiocco. Harbaugh assigned McDonald the No.
To be able to go to Richmond (Va.), where I grew up, to go to NC State, where I first played, then to come here, the fans here are so amazing. The love here is awesome in Madison, to come back here has really been terrific. The stop in Madison was the third in the camp’s five-city tour. Wilson partnered with American Family Insurance to provide scholarships to inner-city and underprivileged youth to attend these camps. He hopes all of the camp’s participants, kids and teenagers between the ages of 9 and 17, learn to develop skills necessary for success. More: Video interview with Wilson at camp “I think that’s the thing I try to focus on — teaching them the fundamentals, teaching them the character aspect of things and how to live, and how to act, and how to be disciplined,” he said. “That’s the biggest thing, as a pro athlete, is being disciplined, and being disciplined as a college student, as a high school student, as a middle school student.
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson nominated for ESPY Award
(AP Photo) The ESPYS, ESPNs annual sports-award show, is slated for 6 p.m. Pacific time on July 17. Fans can vote on ESPN.com for nominees in 35 award categories. Wilson is one of five youngsters nominated in the best breakthrough athlete category. He is up against San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, L.A. Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and L.A. Angels outfielder Mike Trout.