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Russell Wilson
In most NFL cities, the starting quarterback - and perhaps even more so a competition between multiple players to determine who will be

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Who is Seahawks' Rookie Quarterback Russell Wilson? (A Collection of YouTube Videos)

russell wilson mug.jpg
Russell Wilson
In most NFL cities, the starting quarterback - and perhaps even more so a competition between multiple players to determine who will be the starting quarterback - is big news. In Seattle it sometimes feels more like waiting to see what kind of divorced forklift operator is going to move in next to you at your apartment complex in Auburn. But this year things just might be different ...

You already know the Seahawks signed Aaron Rodgers' former understudy, Matt Flynn. This comes on top of Tarvaris Jackson, who I've always contended is a dead ringer for Dr. Eric Forman on House, and who according to Seahawks' coach Pete Carroll has earned the right to take the first snap of the training camp QB competition thanks to the fact he was the Seahawks' uninspiring starter all of last year.

And now there's Rusell Wilson, an athletic quarterback drafted in the third round this year out of Wisconsin. The highest selected QB in Seattle since Rick Meyer Mirer (try living with those expectations, kid), Wilson was the absolute talk of this past weekend's three-day, rookies-only minicamp -slash- Pete Carroll motivational retreat.

Wilson did so well, in fact, that yesterday Carroll announced Wilson has injected himself into the Seahawks' starting quarterback battle, making it a three-man race once training camp rolls around.

It's big news! Unlike the guy who moved into apartment 3B at Meridian Firs and likes to listen to Acid Bath at all hours of the night, the quarterback who emerges as Seattle's starter might have something going for him this year.

Here's what's up with Russell Wilson.

Russell Wilson at North Carolina State

Wilson began his collegiate career at North Carolina State, where he saw significant action as from early on. Wilson was named the first-team All-ACC quarterback in his first year of service, the first time such an honor had been bestowed on a freshman. [Note: The music alone is enough to make this highlight reel awesome.]

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Russell Wilson as a Badger

For his last year of college football action, Wilson found his way to Wisconsin, where he continued to kick ass. In 2011 he led Wisconsin to a victory in the Big Ten Championship game, not to mention being named the Big Ten Quarterback of the Year.

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Russell Wilson gets drafted by the Seahawks

In April the Seahawks used a third-round pick to select Wilson. It's tough to tell who was more excited, Wilson, the guy shooting this questionable cellphone video, or the woman sitting next to Wilson with the tiny dog and coffee mug full of Franzia - reportedly his wife

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Russell Wilson owns rookie mini-camp

Not only was Wilson impressive on the field (according to reports), he was impressive in his post mini-camp meeting with the press (according to video posted to YouTube by RealTLV).

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