Seattle, WA (WWBT)- Former Collegiate star Russell Wilson was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. According to his head coach, he may soon be in the spotlight in the Emerald City.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Sunday that Wilson would compete for the club's starting quarterback spot, according to numerous published reports. Wilson will battle with returning starting QB Tavaris Jackson and Matt Flynn, who Seattle acquired in the off-season.
Wilson stood out for the Cougars in high school, then at NC State and Wisconsin in college. He led the Badgers to the Rose Bowl this past season. He completed 225 passes for 3,175 yards and 33 touchdowns at Wisconsin during the 2011 season.
Flynn backed up Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay and signed a three year, 26 million dollar deal in March. Jackson started 14 games for Seattle last season.