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12 Reasons Russell Wilson Proves Height Is Just A Number

You can't be a successful QB if you're not six feet tall... just don't tell that to Russell Wilson. Brought to you by Pepsi.

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1. At just 5'11", Russell Wilson is defying the critics who told him he was too short to play QB.

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2. He's been selected to the Pro Bowl in his first two years with back-to-back 100+ QB ratings.

Not a bad way to start an NFL career.
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Not a bad way to start an NFL career.

3. When you prepare like Russell Wilson, it doesn't matter how tall you are.

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4. Just look at this game-face.

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5. Wilson doesn't just excel on the football field, he was drafted three times to play pro baseball.

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Don't worry, football fans — he's not going anywhere.

6. He knows how to thread the needle on Sundays, but he also rocks some really sharp threads.

Clothing... we're talking about his clothes.
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Clothing... we're talking about his clothes.

7. Off the field, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more charitable player in the league.

Wilson spends a majority of his time visiting children's hospitals and motivating kids to finish their education.
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Wilson spends a majority of his time visiting children's hospitals and motivating kids to finish their education.

8. He knows how to reward the fans. If you wear a Russell Wilson jersey on Alaskan Airlines, you get priority boarding.

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9. Wilson knows how to show appreciation for everyone who helps him on the field...

Thanks to my amazing teammates, coaches, 12th Man fans for helping me get to the Pro Bowl again! #GodisGood! #GoHawks

Russell Wilson@DangeRussWilson

Thanks to my amazing teammates, coaches, 12th Man fans for helping me get to the Pro Bowl again! #GodisGood! #GoHawks

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10. ...and the guys who protect him off the field.

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11. With his impressive scrambling ability and his laser-sharp accuracy, Wilson is already one of the most dangerous weapons in the NFL.

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12. Oh... did we mention that in only his second year, he won the Super Bowl?

...because there's that.
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...because there's that.