Russell Wilson only played for one year at the University of Wisconsin, but he made quite an impression. Wilson remains such a popular figure in Madison that he’s been invited to speak for the UW’s spring commencement in May at Camp Randall Stadium.
Wilson will appear at the same home field where he led the Badgers to a Big Ten title and a Rose Bowl bid in 2011.
Chancellor Rebecca Blank says Wilson is a great example of how “hard work and determination can lead to success at the highest levels.”
Wilson played three years at North Carolina State and flirted with a baseball career before deciding to complete his final year of college eligibility in football at Wisconsin.
He’s been Seattle’s starting quarterback in the NFL for four years and helped the Seahawks win a Super Bowl in 2013.