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Russell Wilson offers hard-learned "life lesson" to UW-Madison Class of '16


Former Badger, turned Super Bowl winning quarterback Russell Wilson returned to Madison today to give the commencement address for the University of Wisconsin's graduating class of 2016.

During his speech, the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback offered Madison's out-going graduates a few life lessons, one of which was hard learned...

"Of course, I'm also here to share some things I've learned...," Wilson said. "Things like, if you're dating a woman that's way out of your league, ask her to marry you. If you can throw a football 80 yards, for some reason, people think that's pretty cool. And if you're playing the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, and you've got 26 seconds left and you're down by four, and it's second and goal on their 1-yard line, try not to throw an interception."

Wilson followed that last one up by stating it was "purely, purely hypothetical."

Wilson's speech focused on what to do when "life tells you no," as well as the importance of keeping perspective. An NC State transfer, Wilson played just one season for the Badgers, completing 72.8 percent of his passes with 33 touchdowns and just four interceptions in 2011.


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