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Russell Wilson hosting Passing Academy while Seahawks are off

Russell Wilson, along with J.R. Sweezy and a few others, has hosted the first couple of what will be five Russell Wilson Passing Academy workshops this past week in Richmond, VA and Raleigh, NC, and there's quite a bit of press about it from the local papers in both spots. Check out the video above, and read below:

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Russell Wilson stands tall after rookie NFL success | CharlotteObserver.com
Former NC State quarterback Russell Wilson was supposed to be too short to play quarterback in the NFL. That was before he won the starting job with the Seattle Seahawks, led them to the playoffs, tied the NFL record for touchdown passes by a rookie and was the highest-rated passer in the second half of the NFL season.

RALEIGH: DeCock: Almost like Russell Wilson never left Wolfpack | Luke DeCock | NewsObserver.com
Not being the kind of person to admit to any ration of doubt, even in retrospect, it is not surprising that Russell Wilson never thought his future relationship with N.C. State might be a little awkward after he left for Wisconsin two years ago.

Sutton column: With lots of choices to call home, former N.C. State quarterback picks them all - The Times News
Russell Wilson didn’t need to return to North Carolina State’s practice facility as part of what amounts to a cross-continent summer camp tour.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson still feels a bond to N.C. State
Wearing a wide-brimmed straw hat and a whistle around his neck, Russell Wilson was in constant motion.

NFL QB Wilson embraces Raleigh roots at passing camp
Russell Wilson may be an NFL star and NC State exile, but he still embraces his Raleigh roots.

Wilson passing along big league dreams - WRALSportsFan.com
Russell Wilson is back in Raleigh and back on NC State's practice fields for The Russell Wilson Passing Academy.