Seattle QB Russell Wilson added to Pro Bowl roster

Seattle QB Russell Wilson added to Pro Bowl roster

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DENVER, CO - AUGUST 18: Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks runs for a first down as safety Rafael Bush #36 of the Denver Broncos looks to make a tackle during the fourth quarter at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on August 18, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Seahawks defeated the Broncos 30-10. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on January 22, 2013 at 12:38 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 14 at 10:54 AM

RENTON, Wash. — Seattle Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson has been added to the NFC roster for the Pro Bowl after Atlanta's Matt Ryan withdrew due to an injury.

Wilson was added to the team on Monday. He will be the sixth Seahawks player in the game, joining offensive linemen Max Unger and Russell Okung, running back Marshawn Lynch, safety Earl Thomas and kick returner Leon Washington.

Wilson threw for 3,118 yards and tied the NFL rookie record with 26 passing touchdowns in the regular season. His finest performance of the year came in Seattle's NFC playoff loss at Atlanta where Wilson threw for 385 yards and two touchdowns in the 30-28 loss.

Wilson was originally voted a third alternate for the NFC.

Ryan was injured in Sunday's NFC championship game loss to San Francisco.

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