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22. Russell Wilson

Last year: 20

While playing just one season at Wisconsin, Russell Wilson still made his mark, earning Big Ten Quarterback of the Year honors in 2011 while being named a finalist for both the Manning and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm awards.

He threw for 3,175 yards and 33 touchdowns with just four interceptions after coming to Wisconsin from North Carolina State as a graduate transfer, while also rushing for 338 yards and six scores.

With Wilson at the helm, the Badgers won the inaugural Big Ten championship game before taking a tough 45-38 loss to Oregon in the Rose Bowl.

Last year, Wilson threw for 3,475 yards with 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions while also rushing for a career-high 849 yards and six touchdowns—leading the NFL with his 7.2 yards per carry average—and leading the Seattle Seahawks to a second straight Super Bowl.

Wilson is a two-time Pro Bowler with Seattle who also played two seasons of minor-league baseball in the Colorado Rockies organization in 2010-11.

Wilson was a third-round pick by the Seahawks in the 2012 NFL Draft.

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