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Russell Wilson Joins NFC Pro Bowl Squad

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LANDOVER, MD - JANUARY 06: Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks looks to pass against the Washington Redskins during the NFC Wild Card Playoff Game at FedExField on January 6, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

LANDOVER, MD – JANUARY 06: Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks looks to pass against the Washington Redskins during the NFC Wild Card Playoff Game at FedExField on January 6, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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A Super Bowl would have been better, but a trip to the NFL’s Pro Bowl in Hawaii isn’t a bad way to end your rookie season. Russell Wilson, who this season tied Peyton Manning’s NFL rookie record of 26 touchdown passes,  was already the third alternate for the NFC team, but moves up with injuries to Atlanta’s Matt Ryan in Sunday’s loss to the 49ers, Robert Griffin III’s injury in the Redskins loss to the Seahawks, and Aaron Rodgers of Green Bay is injured as well. Remarkable Rookie Russell will join NFC quarterbacks Eli Manning of the New York Giants and Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints at Aloha Stadium , and become the first Seahawk to QB in the Pro Powl since Matt Hasselbeck in 2007. He joins Seahawk teammates running back Marshawn Lynch, center Max Unger, tackle Russell Okung, safety Earl Thomas, and kick returner Leon Washington at the Pro Bowl This Sunday, January 27th.

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