(CBS Seattle) – Russell Wilson isn’t just the most popular person in Seattle right now, he’s being recognized by the entire league. And that notion was solidified Thursday when the Seahawks’ quarterback was named Rookie of the Month by the NFL.

While leading Seattle into the playoffs, Wilson held a 115.2 passer rating by completing 74 of 113 passes for 1,067 yards, with nine touchdown passes and two interceptions. Seawhawks.com reports Wilson also ran for 262 yards (and three more TDs) as the Hawks knocked off the Bears, the Cardinals, the Bills, the 49ers and the Rams.

Wilson also tied future Hall-of-Fame quarterback Peyton Manning’s record of 26 touchdown passes thrown by a rookie.

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