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Former Badger Wilson still a hit in Madison


Madison, WISCONSIN (WXOW)  Even though Russell Wilson is now a Seattle Seahawk, a team that figures to be a contender with the Packers in the NFC this upcoming season, he's still held in high regard inside Wisconsin borders.

Wilson was in Madison over the weekend conducting his "Russell Wilson Passing Academy" for kids ages 9-17.

He will also hold camps in Seattle, Wash., Spokane, Wash., Richmond, Virginia and Raleigh, North Carolina.

Wilson estimates he'll reach about 1400 campers.

As for the Madison stop, it's also a chance for the former Badgers quarterback to reminisce.

"Coming back into this locker room, which is a lot nicer now, which I'm a little bitter about, but just coming back to this facility and being around the guys is nice. Visiting with the guys I played with that are still playing here, the guys I played with that aren't here anymore and are in the NFL or whatever they're doing, and also the guys I didn't play with before, the older guys, for them to come back and for us to share these moments, it's a family," Wilson said.

Wilson will have to make another trip to Wisconsin this summer when the Seahawks play at Green Bay in a preseason game August 23rd.

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