February 1, 2014 |
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - It's become the stuff of legend, how close the Eagles were to drafting Russell Wilson. A year ago that miss looked like a fatal mistake. Now, not so much, even though the second-year quarterback will be playing against the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. The Eagles have Nick Foles, after all, and the argument could be made that he had a better 2013 regular season. But the two quarterbacks, both selected in the third round of the 2012 draft, will always be linked.
December 5, 2014 |
BEAU ALLEN was a rising sophomore at Wisconsin when Russell Wilson arrived. The circumstances were unusual. Wilson, a football and baseball star at North Carolina State, had gotten his degree the previous spring, then had quarterbacked the Wolfpack in 2010 while attending grad school. When the season ended, Wilson told NC State coach Tom O'Brien he intended to go to spring training with the Colorado Rockies (who had drafted him in the fourth round the year before) instead of reporting for spring football.
January 7, 2013 |
LANDOVER, Md. - Call it another case of "East Coast Bias," but a lot of people not living in the Pacific Northwest might not know just how good a rookie season Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson has had. Everyone has heard of Colts rookie quarterback Andrew Luck, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 draft who moved Peyton Manning out of town. And everyone knows Washington rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III, the Heisman Trophy winner for whom the Redskins ransomed the farm to move up to No. 2 overall.
January 31, 2015 |
PHOENIX - Russell Wilson has studied Derek Jeter, Michael Jordan, and Tom Brady. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback has tried to learn what it takes to have the "clutch" quality, an intangible characteristic that is often attributed to a sport's best winners. "I just love trying to play like that," Wilson said. "I love trying to visualize being successful. " Before every game, Wilson finds a spot in the stadium that brings him "back down to zero. " He gazes at it during the game to relax and focus on the moment.
October 26, 2013 |
Wondering whether to start Marshawn Lynch and A.J. Green, or to bench Chad Henne and Ryan Broyles? Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 8 of the 2013 season. Watch 'em roll Russell Wilson, QB, Seahawks at Rams. He's been up-and-down over the last five weeks, but Wilson will be on his 'A' game under the Monday-night lights. He may even get to take his favorite new toy out for a spin, as Percy Harvin prepares for his Seattle debut. Regardless, the Rams are likely to be in such offensive disarray Wilson should prosper simply from outstanding field position.
July 8, 2015 |
Avoiding sex? Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson , who abstained from handing the ball to powerhouse running back Marshawn Lynch at the end of his team's Super Bowl loss in February, is also abstaining from something equally difficult to understand: Sex with his girlfriend Ciara . According to q13fox.com, Wilson joined The Rock Church's Miles McPherson Sunday to talk about his relationship with God,...
February 4, 2015 |
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Within seconds after Malcolm Butler intercepted Russell Wilson with 20 seconds left in Super Bowl XLIX, many were calling the Seahawks' decision to throw on second and goal at the 1-yard line, rather than running the ball, the worst play call in NFL history. That's a lot of football to cover, but one thing is for certain: With the NFL's popularity at an all-time high - as evidenced by Sunday night's game being the most viewed Super Bowl ever - Seattle's decision to pass rather than handoff to bulldozing running back Marshawn Lynch will be the most discussed play call ever.
September 10, 2012
For the first time in NFL history, five rookie quarterbacks started in Week 1. Robert Griffin III was the only winner. COMP./ATT. YDS. TD INT. RATING RUSH YDS. Robert Griffin III, Redskins, at Saints 19 for 26 320 2 0 139.9 42 Brandon Weeden, Browns, vs. Eagles 12 for 35 118 0 4 5.1 25 ...
October 30, 2011 |
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Braxton Miller threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Devin Smith with 20 seconds left to give Ohio State a 33-29 victory over No. 12 Wisconsin on Saturday night. It was almost exactly seven days earlier that the Badgers were beaten 37-31 at Michigan State on a miracle pass on the final play of the game. The latest heartbreak, just like that one, wasn't confirmed until it passed a video review. The Buckeyes (5-3, 2-2 Big Ten) won their biggest game of a season shadowed by NCAA problems.
September 2, 2011 |
THREE MORE football players are in hot water at Ohio State. The school reported late yesterday afternoon that running back Jordan Hall, defensive back Corey Brown (Cardinal O'Hara) and defensive back Travis Howard each received impermissible benefits of $300 or less earlier this year - after several players were suspended for accepting cash and free tattoos from the subject of a federal drug-trafficking probe. Ohio State is awaiting final word on what sanctions it will receive from the NCAA for violations which occurred in 2010 that led to coach Jim Tressel's forced resignation in May. Noteworthy * Starting defensive end Ronnell Lewis, whose eligibility had been in question, has been cleared to play for top-ranked Oklahoma this season.