Long before the transfer portal, Russell Wilson made a major impact as a transfer QB for Wisconsin.
After 3 seasons at NC State, Wilson landed with the Badgers for the 2011 season. He responded with 3,100 passing yards on a 73% completion rate with 40 offensive touchdowns and just 4 interceptions and led Wisconsin to the B1G Championship .
During a recent appearance on Greg Olsen’s Youth Inc. podcast, Wilson was asked about the factors that contributed to his decision to transfer to the Badgers. Wilson admitted to making two official visits during the transfer process, but Wisconsin clearly stood out.
Why? Wisconsin’s NFL-caliber offensive line:
“I ended up doing two visits – Auburn and Wisconsin,” Wilson said. “When I came to Wisconsin, I knew it was for me. The reason I knew it was for me is because they love football, number one. And number two…they had this big pro line. They were the third biggest line in football.
“It was like, you know what? People can’t say anything if I play behind that line and do really well. And that’s what I did. »
Wilson would be selected in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He became a 9-time Pro Bowler with a Super Bowl win with the Seattle Seahawks.
Big Pro O-line 💪 pic.twitter.com/kG28lePXGc
— Youth Inc. podcast with Greg Olsen 🎙️ (@YouthInc) April 20, 2022