Russell Wilson to speak at 2021 N.C. State University graduation


Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is going to make some college graduates' last day of school a very special one.

Wilson will return to his alma mater this spring, N.C. State University, as a commencement speaker for the 2021 graduation ceremonies.

In a news release from the university on Monday, Wilson will attend two in-person ceremonies.

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Both are scheduled to speak on May 14 and 15, it will also be streamed live as well.

“We are honored to welcome Russell Wilson back to N.C. State to inspire our spring 2021 graduates at these very special commencement ceremonies,” Chancellor Randy Woodson said. “Russell has always supported his alma mater well and represented N.C. State with class. We know our students, their families and our entire Wolfpack community will be excited to see Russell back home at Carter-Finley Stadium.”

Wilson earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from N.C. State back in 2010, where he played baseball and football.

He was also a two-time Academic All-ACC selection and was named ACC Rookie of the Year.

Wilson led the Wolfpack to two bowl games and is one of the top passers in school history.

He has an NCAA record for career pass attempts without an interception with 379.

Graduates will be present and listen to what Wilson has to say, as we are certain he will inspire the kids listening as they head off into the real world where challenges await them.