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2012 NFL Draft: Richmond's Russell Wilson Drafted 75th Overall By Seattle Seahawks

Richmond, Virginia native Russell Wilson was selected by the Seattle Seahawks with the 75th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Wilson, who began his college football career at North Carolina State before transferring to Wisconsin for his final year of eligibility, was considered the fourth or fifth best QB in this draft behind Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, and Ryan Tannehill. Most mock drafts had Wilson going at around the second or third round so this selection spot

In his single season with Wisconsin, Wilson threw for over 3,000 passing yards with 33 touchdowns and just 4 interceptions as he led the Badgers to the Big Ten championship and a Rose Bowl berth. In Seattle, he will be expected to compete for reps with newly-signed Matt Flynn and incumbent Tavaris Jackson.

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