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Tall Problem Faces Seahawks' Wilson

AP

Rookie Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who was named the team's starter over the weekend, has had to overcome the stigma of being a third-round pick and the perception that his alma mater, Wisconsin, rarely produces talented NFL signal callers. But Wilson's greatest challenge may be something few have overcome: his height.

Listed at 5 feet 11, Wilson (pictured) has history working against him. Only eight players shorter than Wilson have thrown an NFL pass since the 1970 NFL merger, with varying degrees of success.

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