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Russell Wilson on Super Bowl victory: ‘I was locked in’

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Much of Russell Wilson’s success in just his second year as an NFL quarterback is his ability to stay calm in pressure situations. In the Seattle Seahawks 43-8 thumping of the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, Wilson did his part. According to a report by NFL.com on Feb. 4, the performance was merely flawless.

With much of the attention going towards Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning; Russell Wilson was the quarterback that was calm despite it being his first Super Bowl appearance. Yeah, his first pass was wobbly, but Wilson told NFL Network’s “NFL GameDay Final” following the game that it was not because of nerves.

“Honestly, I wasn’t nervous at all. I think it was a new ball, I had the label a little bit; (it) slipped away from me.”

Wilson went on to complete 18 of 25 passes for 206 and two touchdowns. It was his ability to convert third downs when it counted that was most impressive. He contributed his efficiency to his focus.

“I was locked in. That was my goal, (to) just have laser focus, just being engaged in the game.”

The entire Seahawks team was locked in as the team jumped in front of the Broncos and never looked back. Still, the mild mannered young quarterback was not taken for the moment. Winning the Super Bowl seemed to be business as usual for the sixth quarterback taken in the 2012 NFL Draft.

He had much to prove, and he definitely proved it on Sunday night. As far as the team goes, Wilson told Peter King that the team is just getting started.

“We really think we have such a great chance here to keep it going. That’s how you distinguish yourself in this game.

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