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Russell Wilson, NCSU Spring Game 2008

"Our fans need to jump all over this kid as soon as he steps on the field, this is a huge advantage for us and unless this kid plays out of his mind we should be able to put this one in the books unless we screw our selfs over. Get this kid rattled in the first quarter and who knows what the rest of the game is going to be like. If he throws a pick on the first pass he throws, its game on." - CockyTalk.com poster robgusc76

Russell Wilson to start at QB for N.C. State
Dan Wiederer * Fayetteville Observer
In the spring of 2007, Jim Bridge took one look at his new 6-foot-6, 265-pound toy and felt a surge of excitement. Having arrived at N.C. State from Boston College just a few months before, Bridge had heard all the glowing reviews of Anthony Hill's size, strength and speed. But in the Wolfpack's spring drills last year, Bridge admits he was dazzled by how sturdy and graceful Hill was in person. Read More

Russell Wilson: The Next Doug Flutie?
Edwin Turnage * GamecockAnthem.com
Chris Preston, a writer for the prestigious ESPN Insider recently compared Wilson to current and former professional football players, Marques Hagans, a fantastically skilled running quarterback, and the amazing Boston College great, Doug Flutie, a Heisman Trophy winner and leader of the first magnitude. Those two guys are or were great players. The Gamecocks will certainly have a challenge if the ESPN writers are even marginally accurate about Wilson. Read More

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Redshirt freshman to start at QB for N.C. State
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1USA USA363836110
2CHN China512128100
3RUS Russia23212872
4GBR Great Britain18141547
5AUS Australia14151746
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