Less than three percent of college football players go onto play in the NFL, but the Richmond area was well-represented on the field in the playoffs on Sunday.
Collegiate graduate Russell Wilson and Varina alum Michael Robinson took the field with the Seattle Seahawks to face L.C. Bird product Jason Snelling and the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Divisional Playoff. Wilson's sensational rookie season came to an end, as the Falcons downed Seattle, 30-28, in a nail-biting thriller. Wilson's heroics continued in the loss, as he threw two touchdown passes, rushed for another score, and tallied 385 passing yards, helping Seattle overcome a 20 point deficit and take the lead late in the fourth. However, a Matt Bryant field goal proved to be the game-winner, ending the Seahawks' year. Wilson's 385 passing yards were the most by a rookie in a playoff game since 1937. He also set a franchise postseason passing record. As for Snelling, he found the endzone in the third quarter on a shovel pass from Matt Ryan.
Hermitage product Duane Brown and the Houston Texans took their shot at the New England Patriots in the AFC Divisional Playoff, but fell to the defending AFC champions, 41-28.
Friday, May 24 2013 12:24 AM EDT2013-05-24 04:24:42 GMT
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Friday, May 24 2013 12:14 AM EDT2013-05-24 04:14:48 GMT
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Thursday, May 23 2013 11:56 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:56:20 GMT
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Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:21 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:21:59 GMT
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Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:05 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:05:57 GMT
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