2018 NFL Draft

Russell Wilson, QB

School: Wisconsin  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Richmond, VA
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 204 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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Career Notes
(at Wisconsin): Holds school record for career completion percentage (min. 300 att.) at .728 and career pass efficiency (min. 300 att.) at 191.8 ... ranks fifth all-time at Wisconsin with 33 career passing touchdowns ... 12th at Wisconsin with 3,175 career passing yards. (at North Carolina State): Ranks third in NC State history and 12th in ACC history with 8,545 career passing yards ... thrown 76 touchdown passes in his career, the second-best mark in school history and the third-highest in the ACC record books ... has also run for 17 career scores, making his 93 TDs the second-best mark in school and ACC history ... his 682 career completions trails only Philip Rivers in the Wolfpack record book, while his 1,180 attempts rank third ... ranks third in career total offense with 9,628 yards - the eighth-best mark in ACC history.
2011 Season
Named third-team All-American by Yahoo! Sports and Phil Steele ... honorable mention All-American by SI.com ... finalist for the Manning Award and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award ... semifinalist for Davey O'Brien Award and Maxwell Award ... winner of the Grese-Brees Big Ten Quarterback of the year ... consensus first-team All-Big Ten ... named Jimmy Demetral Team MVP. Holds school record for single-season passing yards (3,175), touchdown passes (33), completions (225), pass efficiency rating (191.8 - min. 200 attempts) and yards of total offense (3,513) ... responsible for 40 touchdowns, which ties the school record ... completion percentage of .728 (min. 100 attempts) in one season ranks second-best at UW ... 309 passing attempts ranks eighth-best at UW ... completed 19-of-25 passes for 296 yards and tied UW bowl record with 2 touchdowns and ran for 18 yards and another score on six carries against Oregon in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 2 ... earned Grange-Griffin Big Ten Championship Game MVP honors after throwing three touchdown passes on 17-of-24 passing for 187 yards and catching two passes for 31 yards in the Big Ten Championship game against Michigan State on Dec. 3 ... passed for 186 yards and two touchdowns on 19 of 29 passing, also ran for 36 yards on seven carries, against Penn State on Oct. 26 ... ran for a touchdown and completed 10-of-13 passes for 90 yards and another score at Illinois on Nov. 19 ... named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week after season-high four touchdown passes and 178 yards on 16-of-17 passing at Minnesota on Nov. 12, .941 completion percentage second-best in school history (min. 10 attempts) and 259.7 pass efficiency fourth-best ... threw for 205 yards on 15-of-20 passing with two touchdowns and ran season-high 10 times for 76 yards and one score against Purdue on Nov. 5 ... three touchdown passes on 20-of-32 passing for 253 yards. Threw for 223 yards and two touchdown passes on 14-of-21 passing and ran for 30 yards and a score against Michigan State on Oct. 22 ... caught first touchdown pass of career against Indiana on Oct. 15, also threw for 166 yards and 1 TD on 12-of-17 passing and ran twice for 42 yards ... named co-Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week and co-UW Offensive Player of the Week after throwing for 255 yards and two touchdowns on 14 of 20 passing and running for 32 yards and a score against Nebraska on Oct. 1 ... three touchdown passes on 19 of 25 passing for 345 yards (first Badger to throw for at least 325 yards twice in the same season) against South Dakota on Sept. 24 ... completed season-high 23 of 32 passes for 347 yards (seventh-best total in school history) and 3 touchdowns, also rushed five times for 37 yards to finish with 384 yards of total offense (fifth-best total in school history) against Northern Illinois on Sept. 17 ... named UW's offensive player of the week after throwing three touchdown passes on 17-of-21 passing for 189 yards against Oregon State on Sept. 10 ... in first career start for the Badgers, named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week after completing 10-of-13 passes for 255 yards and two TDs and running for 62 yards, including a career-long 46-yard TD run, against UNLV on Sept. 1 ... accounted for 317 yards of total offense, the highest total for a Wisconsin QB in his starting debut (stats since 1951) ... pass efficiency rating of 292.5 and 76.9 completion percentage are also the best for a Wisconsin QB who threw at least 10 passes in his starting debut ... transferred to Wisconsin after spending first four seasons at North Carolina State.
2010 Season
Transferred from North Carolina State to Wisconsin for his final year of eligibility, via the now-defunct NCAA rule allowing graduating players to play at another school as a graduate student, partially due to NC State's coaching staff's concerns about his playing baseball during the summer. Earned North Carolina State's Governor's Award as the Most Valuable Performer - that is the only award voted on by the entire team ... A second-team All-ACC performer for 2010, he missed the first team by two votes ... A team captain for 2010, he was elected by his teammates ... A four-time ACC Offensive Back of the Week for 2010: Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Boston College (co) and FSU ... Led the ACC in passing yards per game (274.1) and total offense (307.5) ... That total offense mark ranked 10th in the FBs ranks while his passing mark ranked 15th ... Also led the league and ranked seventh nationally in points responsible for ... Rushed for three touchdowns and passed for another in the win over Florida State, that was the most rushing TDs for a Wolfpack quarterback since the 1988 season ... Named the Rivals.com ACC Player of the Week for that performance ... Rushed for two touchdowns and passed for a pair in the win over Wake Forest ... Rushed for two scores and threw for a pair at Maryland, his 53 rushing yards in that contest put him over the 1,000-yard mark for his career ... Was responsible for four touchdowns in four different games last season ... One of just four players nationally who have amassed over 1,000 yards rushing and 5,000 yards passing for their careers ... Tied a school record with 38 completions in the win over Boston College, he was named co-ACC Offensive Back of the Week for that contest ... Threw 60 times at Maryland, the second-highest attempt total in school history ... Led the team in rushing touchdowns with nine ..Has thrown for 300+ yards 12 times in his career (including eight times last season) and has thrown for three or more touchdowns 12 times (also including five games last season) ... Had a career-long 34-yard rush to set up a Wolfpack touchdown in the win over North Carolina ... Threw for a career-high 368 yards in the win at Georgia Tech, the 18th-best mark in school history ... His 384 yards of total offense in that game tied as the 12th-best mark ever by a Wolfpack player ... Came back with 396 yards of total offense against Virginia Tech, now the 12th-best in school history ... Had thrown 168 passes without an interception before the fourth quarter at Georgia Tech, dating back to last seaon. Last year he ran an interception-less streak to 379 - the longest in NCAA history ...Named honorable mention quarterback of the week by the College Football Perfomance Awards for the WCU game.
2009 Season
An honorable mention All-ACC performer, he was named the team's most valuable offensive back ... Ranked fourth nationally in touchdown passes with 31, that mark led the ACC and was the second-highest single-season tally in school history ... Posted 3,287 yards of total offense in 2009, the third-best mark in school history ... Ranked second in the ACC in total offense with 273.9 yards per game ... Ranked third in the league in passing efficiency (137.8) and fourth in passing offense (252.2) ... Threw for five scores at Florida State, that mark tied as the school record ... Attempted 379 straight passes without an interception dating from the Clemson game of 2008 to the Wake Forest game of 2009, the longest streak in NCAA history ... Rushed for 91 yards in the win over Pitt, the highest rushing total for a Wolfpack QB since Johnny Evans had 126 yards against Clemson in 1976 ... Tallied 413 yards of total offense in the win over Pitt., the ninth highest in school history ... A preseason candidate for the 2009 O'Brien, Manning and Maxwell Awards ... A preseason first-team All-ACC choice of Athlon and Phil Steele's College Football for 2009 ... An All-ACC Academic Football team selection.
2008 Season
The first freshman ever to be named the first-team All-ACC quarterback, he was also named the league's Rookie of the Year ... First-team All-Freshman according to CollegeFootballNews.com ... Earned the football team's Governor's Award for the team MVP ... Threw 249 straight passes without an interception, the longest streak in school history (at the time) and the longest active streak in the nation in 2008 ... For the season, threw just one INT in 275 attempts - the one pick was a desperation heave near the end of the game versus Clemson ... Led the ACC in passing efficiency (133.9), touchdown passes (17) and total offense (213.0) ... Ranked sixth in the ACC in passing yards per game (177.7) ... Had less interceptions than any of the top 100 passers in the nation ... In terms of all-time freshman numbers at NC State, he ranks second only to ACC-record holder Philip Rivers in yards (1,955), completions (150), attempts (275), touchdowns (17), total offense (2,343) and touchdown responsibility (21) ... Rushed for 388 yards, including seven runs of 20+ yards and four touchdowns ... That rushing total was the most for a Wolfpack quarterback since 1981 (Tol Avery, 456 yards) ... Was unable to play in the second half of the Papajohns.com Bowl after spraining his knee on a first-half rush ... Had seven runs of 20 yards or more ... Had one of his best all-around games in the win over Wake Forest, throwing for 152 yards and two touchdowns and rushing for another 69 yards and another score ... His first nine throws in the game were to nine different receivers and that rushing total was the 10th-best single-game mark ever by a Wolfpack quarterback ... Started in his first collegiate contest in the season opener at South Carolina, he suffered a concussion late in the second quarter and was taken to the hospital ... Just the third NC State quarterback since 1971 to start in his first career game ... Played just one special teams snap the next week versus William & Mary ... Missed the South Florida game due to an injury suffered at the end of the East Carolina win after he threw three touchdowns ... Had seven runs of 20 yards or more.
High School
Threw for 3,009 yards and rushed for an additional 1,132 yards as a senior for coach Charlie McFall at Collegiate School ... Completed 59.7 percent of his passes and threw for 34 touchdowns with only seven interceptions ... Rushed for another 18 touchdowns as a senior ... Named all-state, all-conference and conference player of the year as a senior ... Featured in Sports Illustrated's Faces in the Crowd section for his state championship game performance as a senior, when he completed 21 of 37 passes for 291 yards and two touchdowns and ran 30 times for 223 yards and three more scores in a 38-17 win over Fork Union ... Threw for 3,287 yards and 40 touchdowns as a junior while rushing for another 634 yards and 15 scores ... Won the state title as a junior with a perfect 11-0 record ... Earned all-state, all-region, all-district honors and was named the 2005 Richmond Times-Dispatch Player of the Year as a junior ... Also played shortstop in baseball and hit .467 at the plate with 15 runs batted in.
HIs father, the late Harrison Wilson, III, played football and baseball at Dartmouth and was on the San Diego Chargers' preseason squad ... His older brother, Harrison, IV, played football and baseball at Richmond.