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Russell Wilson on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Charlie Rose Show
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On Tuesday night, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson joined Late Night with Seth Meyers at NBC Studios in New York City.
The pair shared a light-hearted conversation in what was just the second day on the job for Meyers, who recently took over the gig from comedic entertainer Jimmy Fallon. Wilson and Meyers talked about the Seahawks' 43-8 Super Bowl XLVIII victory over the Denver Broncos, his relationship with fellow signal-caller Peyton Manning, and what it was like to bring the first Lombardi Trophy to the city of Seattle.
Wilson also used the time to pump his Russell Wilson Passing Academy, which lands in six cities this summer - Seattle (twice), his hometown of Richmond, Va., his collegiate stomping grounds of Raleigh, N.C. and Madison, Wis., Vancouver B.C., and Los Angeles, Calif.
He then shared the story of having attended Manning's football camp when he was going into 10th grade, where Peyton served as Wilson’s quarterback coach.
"Are you worried now you'll coach a kid that beats you in the Super Bowl?" Meyers cracks. Read
While in New York, Wilson also sat down for an interview with PBS' Charlie Rose. In the half-hour segment, Wilson and Rose cover a wide range of topics, including what the Seahawks need to do to repeat as Super Bowl champions, as well as Wilson's future dreams of owning a professional football or baseball club.
"I'd love to do that," Wilson tells Rose. "I'd love to help run a franchise and bring players in. You have to have a plan. You have to understand your purpose every day. There's a purpose to what I do." Read