Russell Wilson spent three years at North Carolina State. But the Seattle Seahawks' college career is perhaps best remembered for the lone season he spent at Wisconsin in 2011.
The Super Bowl-winning quarterback even lists UW as his alma mater and has become one of the most prominent fans of the Badgers, who lost to Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship Game this weekend.
As a result of his former team's defeat, Wilson has been forced to don a Troy Smith Buckeyes jersey in practice, after losing a bet to a Seahawks ballboy who is an Ohio State fan. Wilson posted a video on Twitter showing off his scarlet and gray jersey, which he said he'll have to wear for the rest of the week.
"You know, if you're a competitor, you've got to do some bets every once in a while. You've got to believe in the teams you support," Wilson said. "Unfortunately, I was rooting for Wisconsin and I made a bet with my boy Darron, he's one of a kind, he's the best. The problem is, he's a huge Ohio State fan. Obviously I went to Wisconsin and Wisconsin played Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship and yes, Wisconsin unfortunately surprisingly lost. So as a result, I've got to wear a Troy Smith BCS jersey. Troy, this is for you, my friend. I've got to wear this thing all freaking week, supposedly."
In his lone season at Wisconsin, Wilson's Badgers fell to Ohio State thanks to a 40-yard touchdown pass from Braxton Miller with 20 seconds left. Suffice to say, the Buckeyes have been far from kind to the 3-time Pro Bowl quarterback.