Wolfpack To Honor Russell Wilson At Spring Game on April 12

Photo courtesy of News & Observer/Ethan Hyman

Russell Wilson is coming to NC State’s Kay Yow Spring Football Game, where he will have his number honored.  The former Wolfpack great and Super Bowl champion QB earned his degree in Raleigh while playing stellar football for the Wolfpack before leaving for Wisconsin for a single season.  He then was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks, earned the starting role at QB and has never looked back.  In only his second year, Wilson and his teammates lifted the Vince Lombardi trophy in one of the most dominating Super Bowl  team performances after winning 43-8 in a game where it could be fairly said was not as close at the final score.

Regarding him resturning to Raleigh, Wilson told CBS Sports that

“This is truly an amazing honor and I am looking forward to being back in Raleigh and Carter-Finley Stadium,” Wilson said a prepared statement. “My experience at N.C. State was an amazing one playing football and baseball but also accomplishing my goal of graduating in three years. My memories of playing as the quarterback for the Wolfpack are never ending and the roar of the Wolfpack Nation still rings in my ear from memorable wins against FSU and UNC!

“I learned the value of great leadership, ultimate sacrifice, and the relentless belief that hard work pays off. I am grateful for all of my amazing teammates and players past, present, and future. I can still taste and sense the blood, sweat, and tears we all sacrificed to be successful.”

Along with former Wolfpack great Mario Williams, he’ll have his number honored in the upcoming season

Wilson and Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams will be the first two N.C. State players to have their jersey numbers set up as a tribute to their college careers. That means the next player to wear Wilson’s No. 16 or Williams’ No. 9 will do so with a patch that honors their respective legacies.

While Mario Williams has a scheduling conflict and cannot attend the April 12th game, Super Bowl champion and former Wolfpack player J.R. Sweezy along with AFC Champion team member and former NC State linebacker Nate Irving will be in attendance.

Dave Doeren NCSU Sports History

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    Alpha Wolf
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    Russell Wilson is coming to NC State’s Kay Yow Spring Football Game, where he will have his number honored. Wilson told CBS Sports that “This is truly
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    #49686

    bill.onthebeach
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    .. did anyone in the ‘Office’ … send old TOB an invite… ???

    #49711

    the_phisherman
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    Russell finally comes to a spring game

    #49723

    cWOhLFrPAiCKs
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    This is great, and I love the idea of those jersey numbers having a patch to honor the amazing things they did at NCSU. Not matter what anyone else says, Wilson was and always will be a member of the Wolfpack family first, and everything else second.

    Now let’s see if Philip can win a Superbowl next year and have back-to-back Pack champs!

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    bill.onthebeach
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    …let’s see if Philip can win a Superbowl next year…

    Might wanta check with Russell about this first…

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    ancsu87
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    Glad to see the administration set this up and for Russell to accept. He is a great person to have as a spokesman for NCSU. I understood why TOB made his decision and why Russell did what he had too. Good to see him still a Packer at heart.

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    Tuffy2
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    This is a great thing and I for one will be there. I hope one day State will retire his jersey as he deserves it. That way there will be 16,17 and 18 that will never be able to worn again in State history.

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