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  1. Childhood Wilson was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and grew up in Richmond, Virginia. He is the son of Harrison Benjamin Wilson III, an attorney and Tammy T. Wilson, a nurse. He has an older brother, Harrison IV and a younger sister, Anna. Wilson began playing soccer with his father and brother at the age of four. His background is primarily African American, with some Native American ancestry. His great-grandfather was the slave of a Confederate colonel and was freed after the Civil War. Wilson's grandfather, Harrison B. Wilson Jr. was a former president of Norfolk State University and played American soccer and basketball for Kentucky State University. His father played soccer and baseball at Dartmouth and was a wide receiver for the San Diego Chargers during the 1980 preseason. Russell's brother played soccer and baseball at the University of Richmond, and his sister is considered one of the most prominent high school basketball players in the United States. Wilson's father died on June 9, 2010 at the age of 55 due to complications from diabetes. Academic career A four-year student at North Carolina State University, he joined the University of Wisconsin in 2011 and played one season for the Badgers. In that final season, he set the record for most touchdowns by a Badgers quarterback (33), second only to Drew Brees' 39 touchdowns in the Big Ten Conference in 1998. He also has the highest quarterback rating in NCAA Division I history (191.8). He also finished ninth in the Heisman Trophy. These performances should make him a top prospect, i.e. one of the most coveted players in the 2012 draft. However, many scouts blame him for his small size (5'10"), while professional offensive linemen in the NFL average nearly 6'4". Their fear, then, is that Wilson will have trouble visualizing the game above them, despite his athleticism and college performance. On April 7, 2012, he was drafted 75th (third round) by the Seattle Seahawks, with whom he signed a four-year contract for $2.29 million. Russell Wilson leads his team to 3 playoff qualifications and 2 Super Bowls in just 3 years in the NFL, the first time since Tom Brady. Professional career Competing with Tarvaris Jackson, the discussed starter of the 2011 season, and Matt Flynn, who just left the Green Bay Packers, he seemed at first to be destined to serve as an understudy, or even as a third quarterback. However, to everyone's surprise, he was named at the end of the preseason as the starter for the 2012 season. He was thus started on September 9, 2012, in the first game of the season, during a loss against the Arizona Cardinals. On September 24, 2012, he completes in the final seconds of a game against the Green Bay Packers a Hail Mary pass very questionable, but accepted by the replacement referees, which offers the victory to his team on the score of 14-12. The controversy generated by this pass is such that the NFL is forced the next day to accept the demands of professional referees and end their strike. After three big performances, in week 9 with a 30-20 win over the Minnesota Vikings, in week 10 with a 28-7 win over the New York Jets (which earned him Rookie of the Week honors) and in week 12 with a 24-21 loss to the Miami Dolphins, he became the first rookie quarterback to score over 125 in three consecutive games, scoring 7 touchdowns and no interceptions in those games. In that same game against the Dolphins, he also became the first rookie to complete 16 consecutive passes in a single game. The following week, against the Chicago Bears, he was able to take his team to overtime and win 23-17 after an 80-yard drive. He completed 23 of 37 passes for 2 touchdowns and ran for 71 yards. This performance allowed him to be named Air Player of the Week for the first time in his career. He was then named Offensive Rookie of the Month for December, after leading his team to a 5-0 record during that period and recording a 115.2 rating over those games. He finished the regular season with 26 touchdowns thrown, tying the record for most touchdowns thrown by a rookie, previously held only by Peyton Manning since 1998. He also finished with a 100.0 rating (the best ever for a Seahawks quarterback, and the second best ever for a rookie in the NFL, behind Robert Griffin III's 102.4 in the same year), over 64% pass completion for 3,118 yards passing and 489 yards rushing. He helped his team finish with an 11-5 record and qualify for the playoffs. In his first playoff game, he faced a wild-card game against the Washington Redskins led by another rookie, Robert Griffin III. After his team was dominated 14-0 at the end of the first quarter, they finally managed to win 24-14. He finished with good stats (186 yards passing, 67 rushing, 1 touchdown and no turnovers) and led his team to their first playoff win on the road since 1983. In his second playoff game, he faced the Atlanta Falcons in a Divisional game. Trailing 20-0 at halftime, he was able to pull his team back ahead 28-27 with 30 seconds left in the game before the Falcons won 30-28 on a final field goal. Despite the loss, he finished with impressive statistics (385 yards and 2 passing touchdowns, and 60 yards and 1 rushing touchdown) and became the rookie quarterback to gain the most passing yards in a playoff game (surpassing Sammy Baugh's 335 yards in 1937). Following Matt Ryan's injury, he was selected for his first Pro Bowl, where he had a flawless game, completing 8 of 10 passes for 98 yards, 3 touchdowns and a 147.1 rating. On February 2, he was named Rookie of the Year by the fans on NFL.com and came in third in the Associated Press' Offensive Rookie of the Year rankings.
  2. 1. Blue 2. Well, I was told about the EFL via the VHL 3. Tacos !!! 4. About 5-6 times to try to understand it 5. Boston 6. Master Yoda 7. No 8. I don't understand this question 9. English 10. 102 days, 21 hours, 52 minutes, 23 seconds. 11. No 12. Spartan
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