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Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will return to college Saturday in a new role, giving the spring commencement speech at the University of Wisconsin.

Wilson attended Wisconsin for his final season of college in 2011-12, but as a press release announcing his speaking engagement notes, he was not able to attend his own college graduation (he got his undergraduate degree from North Carolina State in communications before attending Wisconsin as a graduate student in educational leadership and policy analysis.

As the Wisconsin press release noted at the time “commencement speakers are selected and recommended by senior class officers. The university covers the speaker’s travel expenses but does not pay a fee or other honorarium.”

Said Wilson in February: “It’s an honor to be asked to speak at any commencement ceremony, but I’m particularly excited to return to a place where I have so many great memories. My parents always emphasized that education would prepare me for life beyond school or sports. I was lucky enough to experience some of the amazing things that go on at UW, so I know these graduates are prepared for whatever comes their way.”

Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, also a Wisconsin graduate, appeared with Wilson in a video announcing the news:

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