June 29, 2013
• Wilson Returns to Madison | Photo Gallery
MADISON, Wis. -- Russell Wilson made a number of memories inside Camp Randall Stadium as he helped lead the Wisconsin football team to a Big Ten championship in 2011.
This weekend, he helped more than 200 aspiring football players make memories of their own on the turf at Camp Randall.
Wilson, coming off one of best rookie seasons in NFL history as the All-Pro quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks, hosted the third of five stops on his Russell Wilson Passing Academy tour on Saturday and Sunday in Madison.
He had plenty of help when it came to coaching the campers, as a number of Badgers-turned-NFL-players also returned to Madison to help out. Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball, Atlanta Falcons FB Bradie Ewing, Oakland Raiders DB Shelton Johnson, Broncos DB Jim Leonhard, New Orleans Saints WR Nick Toon and Cincinnati Bengals OL Kevin Zeitler all worked campers through a variety of drills over the course of the two-day camp.
The Russell Wilson Passing Academy had already made stops in Wilson's hometown of Richmond, Va., and Raliegh, N.C., where he began his college career at NC State, before coming to Madison. The tour wraps up with dates in Spokane and Seattle, Wash., over the next two weeks.