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Quarterback Russell Wilson kicked off the 2013 NFL Draft on ESPN when he appeared in and voiced over the network’s opening tease.
“Everyone wants to be a part of something big, important,” Wilson says. “But to get there you need to prove yourself. No one is going to hand it to you. You have to take it and make it your own.”
Wilson did exactly that in 2012 when he won the Seahawks’ starting quarterback job as a rookie, beating out 2011 incumbent starter Tarvaris Jackson and the then-newly-signed free-agent Matt Flynn.
He left this year’s crop of rookies and ESPN’s national television audience with one simple message:
“Too small. Too slow. Two words – doesn’t matter. Once you’re chosen, you’re in. Time to step up, stand out, or get lost in the shuffle.”
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