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Wilson is a winner … and was too quick for mom


There are a lot of stories today about the Hawks' first draft pick, second-round selection Josh Wilson.

Things you might like to know about Wilson, and links to the stories they came from …

• The 5-foot-9 cornerback is a competitor that hates to lose at anything.

• He is so competitive his mother couldn't contain him.

• Valenda saw every one of Josh's college games at Maryland and expects to see all his pro ones as well.

• His father, Tim, a former NFL fullback, passed away in 1996 from a heart attack. Josh was 11. But Josh still thinks of him often.

Wilson wasn't the only Seahawk draft choice in town Monday. Third-round selection Brandon Mebane, a defensive tackle from Cal, is thrilled to be a Hawk.

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