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Seahawks Russell Wilson loves Seattle, has challenge for fans

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has lived in several different cities throughout his life. Wilson was born in Cincinnati, but he grew up in Richmond, Virginia and initially played college football for the North Carolina State Wolfpack in Raleigh, before transferring to the University of Wisconsin. His time in Madison, Wisconsin lasted just one season, but he was a third-team All-American quarterback and made it to the Rose Bowl. Despite 296 passing yards and three touchdowns, the baseball and football star (he transferred to Wisconsin instead of playing baseball for the Colorado Rockies) could not help the Badgers beat the Oregon Ducks in a breathtaking 45-38 game.

But it seems like Seattle is his favorite place, and who could blame him? The Seahawks took Wilson in the third round of the draft, and he sure was a steal for the Seahawks. Those who watched him closely at Wisconsin aren’t surprised to see the fact that Wilson is having success in the NFL, but I’m sure nobody could have seen this coming.

Wilson helped lead the Seahawks to a terrific season with efficient passing, and he proved doubters, who pointed to his short stature, like Michael Lombardi wrong. Wilson accumulated several awards as a rookie, such as a Pro Bowl berth, the VIZIO Top Value Performer Award, and he won the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year Award.

He tweeted out early this morning that he loves the city of Seattle and offered up an interesting challenge to his fans.

He almost certainly loves Seattle because of the success he’s had there, but I’m sure most of us can agree that Seattle is a beautiful city. They also have notoriously good coffee, and the best music on the planet. Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Mother Love Bone, and Screaming Trees are just some of the awesome grunge bands to hail from Seattle.

I’m sure Seattle loves Wilson just as much Wilson loves the city, and I’m sure he’ll love it more if the Super Bowl favorites are able to bring the title to the northwest.

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