Russell Wilson’s Former College Coach Said He Wasn’t Good Enough To Play In The NFL [VIDEO]

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Super Bowl champion and Seattle Seahawks superstar quarterback Russell Wilson hammered his former coach Tom O’Brien during his Saturday commencement speech at the University of Wisconsin.

O’Brien was Wilson’s coach at North Carolina State before the electric quarterback transferred to become a superstar for the Wisconsin Badgers in the summer of 2011. Details surrounding Wilson’s departure from the Wolfpack and his falling out with O’Brien have been scarce, but apparently the story goes much deeper than originally realized. (SLIDESHOW: Celebrate Russell Wilson Scoring Big Time With His Engagement To Ciara)

“I called my football coach at NC State and said, ‘Hey coach, I’d like to come back for my senior year.’ He told me I wasn’t coming back. He said, ‘Listen son, you’re never going to play in the National Football League. You’re too small. There’s no chance. You’ve got no shot. Give it up,'” Wilson told the audience. (SLIDESHOW: The Only Thing Hotter Than Russell Wilson’s Football Game Is His Smoking Hot Girlfriend)


O’Brien was fired not long after forcing Wilson off the team, and the former Wisconsin star’s accolades in the NFL are hard to miss. Wilson has been to two Super Bowls and his now one of the highest paid athletes in all of pro sports.

Looks like O’Brien couldn’t have been more wrong about his opinion on Wilson’s pro prospects.

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