With a 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on January 19, the Seattle Seahawks, led by Russell Wilson, are headed to the Super Bowl, The New York Times reports. Wilson is the son of the late Harrison B. “Harry” Wilson III ’77, a former standout wide receiver for the Big Green football team.
Dartmouth Trustee Benjamin F. Wilson ’73, Harry’s brother, was in the stands on Sunday to support his nephew, notes the Times. He tells the newspaper, “When you look at Russell, the physical resemblance to his dad—his mannerisms are similar; they smile and frown the same, they run the same, their expressions are the same. There is a certain melancholy. I’m excited about seeing him; at the same time, he reminds me of my brother and makes me miss my brother at the same time.”
He continues, “Harry taught Russell how to play the game and how to respect the game. Russell has been on this relentless quest to win and to win the right way. I know how much it meant to my brother that his children are prepared to compete at the highest level and succeed. Russell is competing and succeeding at the highest level of his profession. In my mind, he’s already achieved the goal my brother would have wanted.”
Read the full story, published 1/19/14 by The New York Times.