The true measure of Russell Wilson

Seahawks rookie out of Wisconsin defies quarterback prototype

Updated: September 20, 2012, 3:27 AM ET
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com


EATTLE -- When nobody was watching, a little quarterback practiced for his day in front of the cameras. He used a hairbrush for a microphone. His dad did the interviewing, prepping him in the hopes that one day a roomful of people would listen. Anything in his control, the kid would be prepared for it. The tightest spiral? He was up at 6 a.m. to work on that. The smartest guy in the locker room? He once drove 17 hours straight, from Richmond, Va., to the University of Wisconsin just to get ...

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