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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Russell Wilson poses during N.C. State football's media day Monday August 10, 2009.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    Russell Wilson and Dallas Poulk listen to the playing of the national anthem before their game with Florida State Saturday April 18, 2009.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    From left, incoming quarterback Mike Glennon, along with quarterbacks Russell Wilson, Daniel Evans and Harrison Beck watch with offensive coordinator Dana Bible during the first day of N.C. State's spring football practice Tuesday March 18 ,2008.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    Redshirt freshman Russell Wilson gets ready to play before N.C. State's spring game Saturday April 19, 2008, at Carter-Finley Stadium. Recruit Mike Glennon stands behind Wilson.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    With two outs, N.C. State's Russell Wilson connects for a single to right field which drove in Matt Payne for a run during a three run third inning in N.C. State's 10-6 victory over Georgia Saturday June 7, 2008, at Foley Field in the second game of the Athens Super Regional.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's redshirt freshman quarterback Russell Wilson, left, and freshman quarterback Mike Glennon watch the action during the first football practice of the 2008 season Thursday July 31, 2008.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Dana Bible is surrounded by quarterbacks Mike Glennon (8), Harrison Beck (12), Daniel Evans (7) and Russell Wilson (16) as they wait to have their picture made during media day for N.C. State Saturday August 16, 2008.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    Russell Wilson fields a ground ball while playing Florida State Saturday April 18, 2009, at Doak Field.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Tom O'Brien watches as Russell Wilson is attended to during the first half of N.C. State's game against South Carolina Thursday August 28, 2008, at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Russell Wilson throws an incomplete pass while pressured by ECU's Zack Slate (41) and Khalif Mitchell in the first quarter during N.C. State's 30-24 overtime victory over East Carolina Saturday, September 20, 2008, at Carter-Finley Stadium.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Russell Wilson celebrates with Andre Brown after N.C. State's 30-24 overtime victory over East Carolina Saturday, September 20, 2008, at Carter-Finley Stadium.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Russell Wilson, center, celebrates as he leaves the field N.C. State's 30-24 overtime victory over East Carolina Saturday, September 20, 2008, at Carter-Finley Stadium.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Russell Wilson talks to the offense during the first quarter during N.C. State's 27-24 loss to Maryland Saturday October 25, 2008, at Byrd Stadium in College Park, MD.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Jason Swepson talks with Russell Wilson in the second quarter during N.C. State's 27-24 loss to Maryland Saturday October 25, 2008, at Byrd Stadium in College Park, MD.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Russell Wilson scrambles in the second quarter during N.C. State's 27-24 loss to Maryland Saturday October 25, 2008, at Byrd Stadium in College Park, MD.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    On third and seven in the first quarter, N.C. State's Russell Wilson scrambles away from Wake Forest's Michael Lockett for an eight-yard gain for a first down during N.C. State's 21-17 victory over Wake Forest Saturday November 15, 2008, at Carter-Finley Stadium.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Russell Wilson passes in the third quarter during N.C. State's 41-10 victory over UNC Saturday November 22, 2008, at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill. N.C.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Anthony Hill, with the flag, and Russell Wilson (16) celebrate State's 41-10 victory over UNC Saturday November 22, 2008, at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    Fans cheer as Russell Wilson, Andre Brown and other members of the Wolfpack football team come in and watch the basketball team in the first half of State's 69-56 victory over High Point Saturday November 22, 2008, at Reynolds Coliseum.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Russell Wilson, left, and Mike Glennon go through reps during the first day of N.C. State's preseason practice Monday afternoon August 3, 2009, in Raleigh. State opens its season on September 3, 2009, against South Carolina.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Russell Wilson is congratulated by fans as he walks off the field after N.C. State's 38-28 victory over Miami Saturday November 29, 2008, at Carter-Finley Stadium.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Russell Wilson greets Turner Updegrave, 10, of Raleigh after the Wolfpack's open practice Saturday evening December 20, 2008, at Carter-Finley Stadium. The Wolfpack will play Rutgers in the Papajohn's.com Bowl December 29.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Russell Wilson talks with head coach Elliott Avent after practice Tuesday Feb. 17, 2009, at Doak Field.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    Russell Wilson is taped up by Amanda Upchurch before the Kay Yow Spring Football game Saturday April 18, 2009.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    As he does before every football game, N.C. States Russell Wilson writes a Bible verse on the tape on his left wrist. On this day, before the Kay Yow Spring Football game in April, Wilson wrote Phil 4:13, for Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. My plan is just to follow the Lord and not worry about anything said Wilson, who is playing both football and baseball for the university. Just go out there every day humbly and play for the Lord. Dont play for anybody else. Play for the Lord and represent him. Wilson, who was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2007 draft and was named first team All-ACC as a redshirt freshman quarterback, isnt worried about his future. If I do play professionally in either sport or both sports (baseball and football), even, or if I do something else, if I end up in the business world, I know if I put Him first everything will fall into place."
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    Amanda Upchurch helps Russell Wilson put on eye black stickers under his eyes before the Kay Yow Spring Football game Saturday April 18, 2009.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Russell Wilson waits to head onto the field before the Kay Yow Spring Football game Saturday April 18, 2009.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    Russell Wilson talks with offensive coordinator Dana Bible as they walk onto the field before the start of the second half during the Kay Yow Spring Football game Saturday April 18, 2009.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Russell Wilson poses during N.C. State football's media day Monday August 10, 2009.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    Russell Wilson is all smiles as he accepts his All-ACC trophy from Tom O'Brien before the start of the second half of the Kay Yow Spring Football game Saturday April 18, 2009.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    Holding his All-ACC trophy, N.C. State's Russell Wilson walks towards the locker room at the start of the second half of the Kay Yow Spring Football game Saturday April 18, 2009. Wilson had to change and head to a baseball game that afternoon.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Russell Wilson takes off his uniform at the start of the second half of the Kay Yow Spring Football game Saturday April 18, 2009. Wilson had to leave to go play in a baseball game.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    Russell Wilson puts on his baseball gear as he gets ready to play after playing football in the Kay Yow Spring Game Saturday April 18, 2009.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    Players, including, from left, Audie Cole, Matt Kushner, Russell Wilson, George Bryan and Jordan Monk look at the 2007 team photo as the players wait to take their 2009 team photo during N.C. State football's media day Monday August 10, 2009.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    Russell Wilson walks onto the baseball field after changing in his uniform Saturday April 18, 2009.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    Russell Wilson takes a break after warming up for baseball Saturday April 18, 2009.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    Markus Kuhn jokingly protects Russell Wilson from the crowds wanting his autograph after Meet the Pack Day Saturday August 29, 2009, at Carter-Finley Stadium.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    Russell Wilson laughs with Pratt Maynard (15), Wade Moore (18) and Domonique Rodgers before they played Florida State Saturday April 18, 2009.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Russell Wilson looks up after being sacked by South Carolina's Eric Norwood late in the first half of N.C. State's game against South Carolina Thursday Sept. 3, 2009, at Carter-Finley Stadium.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Russell Wilson is congratulated by his line after he makes his record setting pass breaking the Division I-A/Football Bowl Subdivision record of 325 straight passes without an interception previously set by Kentuckys Andre Woodson in 2006-07 during the second half of N.C. State's 45-14 victory over Gardner-Webb Saturday Sept. 19, 2009, at Carter-Finley Stadium.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Russell Wilson celebrates as time runs out in the game during N.C. State's 38-31 victory over Pittsburgh Saturday Sept. 26, 2009, at Carter-Finley Stadium.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Russell Wilson escapes the tackle of Wake Forest's Gelo Orange during the second half of N.C. State's 30-24 loss to Wake Forest Saturday Oct. 3, 2009, at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Russell Wilson walks off the field after N.C. State's 30-24 loss to Wake Forest Saturday Oct. 3, 2009, at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Russell Wilson takes the field before N.C. State's game against Duke Saturday Oct. 10, 2009, at Carter-Finley Stadium.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Russell Wilson (16) and Mike Glennon (8) walk off the field after N.C. State's 45-42 loss to Florida State Saturday October 31, 2009, at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, FL.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Russell Wilson congratulates Tom O'Brien as O'Brien talks to Ted Larsen as they walk off the field after N.C. State's 38-31 victory over Maryland Saturday Nov. 7, 2009, at Carter-Finley Stadium.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Russell Wilson gets ready to head out onto the field before N.C. State's game against Virginia Tech Saturday Nov. 21, 2009, at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, VA.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Russell Wilson talks with his receivers Owen Spencer, Darrell Davis and Jarvis Williams during the first half of N.C. State's game against Virginia Tech Saturday Nov. 21, 2009, at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, VA.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Tom O'Brien gives Russell Wilson instructions as he heads out to the field during the second half of N.C. State's 28-27 victory over UNC Saturday Nov. 28, 2009, at Carter-Finley Stadium.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Russell Wilson (center) and the rest of the team celebrate N.C. State's 28-27 victory over UNC Saturday Nov. 28, 2009, at Carter-Finley Stadium.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Russell Wilson photographed during N.C. State's media day Saturday August 14, 2010. He was photographed using a lensbaby, causing the edges to go out of focus.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Russell Wilson signs the shirt of Dalton Currie, 7, of Lumberton during Meet the Pack Day Saturday August 14, 2010, at Carter-Finley Stadium.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's D.J. Green (31) and Russell Wilson (16) celebrate with fans after N.C. State's 45-28 victory over Georgia Tech Saturday September 25, 2010, at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta, GA.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    A fan shows his support for Russell Wilson during their game against Virginia Tech.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Russell Wilson greets fans after exciting the bus during the Walk of Champions before N.C. State's game against Wake Forest Saturday November 13, 2010, at Carter-Finley Stadium.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's senior captains, Russell Wilson (16) and Nate Irving (56) wait to be recognized before N.C. State's game against Wake Forest Saturday November 13, 2010, at Carter-Finley Stadium.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Russell Wilson (16) runs out to the field after being introduced before N.C. State's game against Wake Forest Saturday November 13, 2010, at Carter-Finley Stadium.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Russell Wilson (16) acknowledges the crowd as he runs out to the field after being introduced before N.C. State's game against Wake Forest Saturday November 13, 2010, at Carter-Finley Stadium.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Russell Wilson (16) and the rest of the team listen to the alma mater after N.C. State's 38-3 victory over Wake Forest Saturday November 13, 2010, at Carter-Finley Stadium.
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    CHUCK LIDDY - cliddy@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Russell Wilson (16) and center Camden Wentz (53) sing the alma mater after N.C. State beat UNC 29-25 in Chapel Hill, N.C. Saturday November 20, 2010.
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    ETHAN HYMAN - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Russell Wilson (16), left, and C.J. Wilson (20), head for the checkout line as shop as members of the N.C. State football team buy toys as part of the annual Toys for Tots Shopping Spree at the Wal-Mart in Garner Monday December 6, 2010. Ten team members spent $24,440 on toys and gifts which was part of the almost $50,000 donated by Wolfpack fans and Coca-Cola to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign. There was a competition between the players to see who could spend the most. For three years N.C. State's Josh Czajkowski won; this year Wayne Crawford took the title, spending $3640. "We are excited and happy to get involved this way" said Crawford.
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    ETHAN HYMAN - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Russell Wilson (16), Jarvis Williams (5) and Nate Irving (56) head to the center of the field for the coin toss before N.C. State's game against West Virginia in the Champs Sports Bowl Tuesday December 28, 2010, at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando, FL.
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    ETHAN HYMAN - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Russell Wilson (16) avoids West Virginia's J.T. Thomas (30) as he scrambles for yards during the first half of N.C. State's game against West Virginia in the Champs Sports Bowl Tuesday December 28, 2010, at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando, FL.
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    ETHAN HYMAN - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Russell Wilson (16) is all smiles with N.C. State's Earl Wolff (27) as the alma mater plays after N.C. State's 23-7 victory over West Virginia in the Champs Sports Bowl Tuesday December 28, 2010, at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando, FL.
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    ETHAN HYMAN - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State's Nate Irving (56), right, Russell Wilson (16) and Owen Spencer (13) celebrate after N.C. State's 23-7 victory over West Virginia in the Champs Sports Bowl Tuesday December 28, 2010, at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando, FL.
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    ETHAN HYMAN - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    Holding his MVP trophy, N.C. State's Russell Wilson (16) acknowledges the fans as he heads to the locker room after N.C. State's 23-7 victory over West Virginia in the Champs Sports Bowl Tuesday December 28, 2010, at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando, FL.
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    ETHAN HYMAN - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    Russell Wilson gets ready before the Asheville Tourists game against the Lakewood BlueClaws Thursday April 21, 2011, at McCormick Field in Asheville, N.C. The Tourists won the game 5-4.
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    ETHAN HYMAN - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    Russell Wilson applies eye black in the locker room before the Asheville Tourists game against the Lakewood BlueClaws Thursday April 21, 2011, at McCormick Field in Asheville, N.C. The Tourists won the game 5-4.
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    ETHAN HYMAN - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    Russell Wilson signs baseball cards for John Ramey before the Asheville Tourists game against the Lakewood BlueClaws Thursday April 21, 2011, at McCormick Field in Asheville, N.C. The Tourists won the game 5-4.
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    ETHAN HYMAN - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    Russell Wilson jokes with his teammates as he warms up before Asheville Tourists game against the Lakewood BlueClaws Thursday April 21, 2011, at McCormick Field in Asheville, N.C. The Tourists won the game 5-4.
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    ETHAN HYMAN - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    Russell Wilson watches the game during the Asheville Tourists game against the Lakewood BlueClaws Thursday April 21, 2011, at McCormick Field in Asheville, N.C. The Tourists won the game 5-4.
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    ETHAN HYMAN - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    Russell Wilson stretches in the on-deck circle before his at-bat during the Asheville Tourists game against the Lakewood BlueClaws Thursday April 21, 2011, at McCormick Field in Asheville, N.C. The Tourists won the game 5-4.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    N.C. State quarterback Tyler Brosius, center, and linebacker Ryan Cheek, right, greet Russell Wilson after the Asheville Tourists 5-4 victory over the Lakewood BlueClaws Thursday April 21, 2011, at McCormick Field in Asheville, N.C.
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    ETHAN HYMAN - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    Russell Wilson says goodbye after visiting Ethan Jeffries, 11, in the trauma wing at Mission Hospital Friday April 22, 2011, in Asheville, N.C. Jeffries, a N.C. State and Asheville Tourists fan, was injured in a motorcycle accident.
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    Benny Sieu - MCT
    Wisconsin's Russell Wilson, right, runs past Northern Illinois' Jordan Delegal during game action at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois, Saturday, September 17, 2011. Wisconsin defeated NIU, 49-7.
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    John Gress - Getty Images
    Russell Wilson #16 of the Wisconsin Badgers leaves the game after playing against the Nebraska Cornhuskers October 1, 2011 at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin. Wisconsin won the game 48-17.
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    Andy Manis - ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson, top right, celebrates catching a touchdown pass with teammates Ricky Wagner (58), Peter Konz, Jeff Duckworth, bottom right, during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Indiana, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, in Madison, Wis. Wilson caught the pass from running back Montee Ball.
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    Russell Wilson #16 of the Wisconsin Badgers celebrates after they won 42-39 against the Michigan State Spartans during the Big 10 Conference Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 3, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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    Harry How - Getty Images
    Quarterback Russell Wilson #16 of the Wisconsin Badgers scores on a four-yard run against the Oregon Ducks at the 98th Rose Bowl Game on January 2, 2012 in Pasadena, California.
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    Michael Conroy - ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson gets read to run a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    Former Wolfpack quarterback Russell Wilson, right, and head coach Tom O'Brien greet each during N.C. State's spring football practice Friday, April 20, 2012. Many former Wolfpack football alumni, including Wilson, who are in town for the annual reunion, attended the practice.
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    Ethan Hyman - ehyman@newsobserver.com
    Former Wolfpack quarterback Russell Wilson and head coach Tom O'Brien embrace during N.C. State's spring football practice Friday, April 20, 2012. Many former Wolfpack football alumni, including Wilson, who are in town for the annual reunion attended the practice.
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    Ted S. Warren - AP
    Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, center, watches as Matt Flynn (15) his starting quarterback for Saturday's pre-season game against the Titans, throws, as backups Russell Wilson (3) and Tarvaris Jackson (7) look on during NFL football training camp, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in Renton, Wash.
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    Golden Tate #81, of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates a touchdown with teammate Russell Wilson #3 during a game against the Minnesota Vikings at CenturyLink Field on November 4, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.
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    Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates after a touchdown against the New York Jets at CenturyLink Field on November 11, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. The play was called back on a penalty, but the Seahawks went on to defeat the Jets 28-7.
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    Otto Greule Jr - Getty Images
    Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks passes against the Arizona Cardinals at CenturyLink Field on December 9, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.
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    Chuck Liddy - cliddy@newsobserver.com
    Russell Wilson directs Christopher White, 11 of Atlanta during a drill at the Russell Wilson Passing Academy at the NC State practice field Tuesday June 25, 2013. Wilson, starting Pro Bowl quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks is hosting the camp for athletes between the ages of 9 and 17 who will learn the skills and techniques of successful football.
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    Jonathan Ferrey - Getty Images
    Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks runs on the field prior to their game against the San Francisco 49ers at Qwest Field on September 15, 2013 in Seattle, Washington.
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    Otto Greule Jr - Getty Images
    Tight end Zach Miller #86 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates with quarterback Russell Wilson #3 after scoring his second touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars at CenturyLink Field on September 22, 2013 in Seattle, Washington.
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    Ted S. Warren - ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) is introduced before an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Seattle.
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    Ronald Martinez - Getty Images
    Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks looks to pass in the first quarter against the San Francisco 49ers during the 2014 NFC Championship at CenturyLink Field on January 19, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.
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    Ted S. Warren - ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll celebrates with Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson after the second half of the NFL football NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII.
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    Christian Petersen - Getty Images
    Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates with the George Halas Trophy after the Seahawks defeat the San Francisco 49ers 23-17 in the 2014 NFC Championship at CenturyLink Field on January 19, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.
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    TIMOTHY CLARY - AFP/Getty Images
    Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson speaks to the press during Media Day January 28, 2014 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey for Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos. Super Bowl XLVIII pits the Broncos against the Seattle Seahawks on February 2.
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