Josh Wilson – Man of the Year

At least, Seahawks Man of the Year. Clare Farnsworth has the story:

Wilson found out when he arrived in a hallway on the second floor of the team’s headquarters where pictures of the past selections line the wall. There was a picture of Wilson from his trip to Iraq this spring, standing between a couple of soldiers and wearing a helmet and camouflage flax jacket. It will be replaced by his official photo.

“It was great. It was an exciting moment,” Wilson said. “It’s something you strive for. When I came here, I was like, ‘I want to get my picture on the wall.’ It’s not just about what you do on the field as a professional athlete, it’s what you do off the field.”

One of the reasons that I have liked Josh Wilson so much is that he reminds me of Bobby Engram. He’s a good guy who feels very lucky to be playing a game he loves for a living. Do we actually know how any of these players act and think off the field? Of course not, but I think most would agree that people like Engram, Wilson, Hasselbeck, Trufant, etcetera all stand out as genuine dudes who are happy to use their status to make a change for something other than their pocketbook.

Congrats to Wilson.