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Russell Wilson Passing Academy makes annual stop in Madison

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MADISON (WKOW) --  It was four years ago to the day, Russell Wilson announced his decision to become a Wisconsin Badger. Now in 2015, he made his way back to Camp Randall Stadium, on the field that helped begin his ascension into one of the most recognizable faces in the NFL.

"The memories feel like yesterday, but the spirit and energy and all that, it feels like I've been here a lifetime," Wilson said.

Wilson was in Madison Saturday, holding his annual Russell Wilson Passing Academy. It's the third year of the event, which drew about 250 kids in 2015 at its Wisconsin stop.

"God's given me an amazing opportunity to inspire a lot of people. It's about teaching them great fundamentals it's about teaching them about life too."

Wilson may be a Badger, but the Seahawk QB knows he's stepping in Packer territory too.

"Every once in awhile I'll see a few Packers shirts. Usually on this day I'll see a lot of Seahawk shirts. I see a lot of 16 Wisconsin jerseys or I'll see neutral colors, so that works."

Talk around the NFL is swirling around Wilson's contract which expires after the 2015 season, but that wasn't much of a talking point Saturday.

"That's not my focus though. I get to focus with these kids and spend a lot of time with them and travel around the country and that's what it's about. The contract will work out, it will work itself out. I'm excited about it, I'm excited to hopefully be a Seattle Seahawk for a really really long time," Wilson said.

"If we can change one kid's life, the mission's accomplished because that one kid could change a generation, change a culture so that's the idea."

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