Though he only played one season as a Badger, Russell Wilson spoke from a familiar place at the University of Wisconsin’s 2016 graduation ceremony. It was the end zone at Camp Randall Stadium. Wilson played most of his college career at North Carolina State. But he transferred to Wisconsin for his final season and led the Badgers to the Rose Bowl. The current Seattle Seahawks quarterback gave the new grads some lessons on perseverance — and a little bit about football. Wilson spoke about preparation and belief in yourself, and how to get a “yes” even when life tries to hand you a “no.” Wilson also offered some joking “advice” from his own professional career, to not throw an interception with the Super Bowl on the line. Wilson’s 2014-15 season ended in such dramatic fashion against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX.
Learn more about Russell Wilson’s speech at Wisconsin’s graduation (and watch the video!).