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Russell Wilson Holds Camp In Madison

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Madison (WQOW) -- Former Badgers, and current Seahawks quarterback, Russell Wilson was in Madison on Saturday, hosting a youth passing camp.

The two day camp is open to players from age 9-17. Wilson was front and center, running drills and teaching the young players the fundamentals of football. 

For aspiring players, the chance to learn from an NFL star is a dream come true. But Wilson says he's the one who was most excited to be able to get on the field. 

"It's a tremendous honor to be honest with you to be able to go to Richmond, VA where I grew up, to go to N.C. State where I first played and them come here," says Wilson. "The fans here are so amazing, the love here is awesome here in Madison. So to back here has been terrific. It means a lot because over this two and a half week period, I'll meet 1400 kids. If I can change one of those kids live, inspire them -- one of those kids, that makes the difference."

Joining Wilson was a number of current and former Wisconsin players, including Montee Ball. Although Wilson only spent a year in Madison, he says he couldn't have made it big without his time at Wisconsin.

"Coming back here to this facility and being around the guys, guys that I played with that are still playing here and guys that I played with that aren't here anymore. For them to come back and for us to share these moments, it's a family. And just having a family like this at the University of Wisconsin is really something special and something that you cherish," says Wilson. 

Madison is the third of five stops for the nationwide camp.

 

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