2011 Heisman Contender – Russell Wilson

QB Russell Wilson decided to transfer  to Wisconsin on June 27th of this year after playing 3 years for the North Carolina State Wolfpack. In 2008 Wilson became the first freshman in ACC history to be named as the first team all-ACC quarterback with a record of 150 completions out of 275 attempts for 1,955 yards, 17 touchdowns and one interception. During the 2009 season he had 389 consecutive pass attempts without an interception, breaking the former all-time NCAA record of 325. In he led the ACC with a record of 274.1 passing yards per game and led the league in total offense with 307.5 yards per game.

In this 2011 season, as a Badger, Wilson is now a contender for the 2011 Heisman Trophy. Wilson has completed 206 passes out of 284 attempts, has 2,879 passing yards, 31 passing touchdowns and 5 rushing, and has thrown 3 interceptions. This past Saturday December 3rd the Wisconsin Badgers played against the Michigan State Spartans for the Big Ten Championship Game, winning 42-39. Russell Wilson completed 17 out of 24 attempted passes, passed for 184 yards, threw 3 passing touchdowns, and didn't have any interceptions. Here is a video highlighting his performance in this season.

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