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Super Bowl QB has link to Amsterdam

Russell Wilson’s grandfather recalled as high school standout, gentleman

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson stretches at the start of practice Thursday in East Rutherford, N.J., in preparation for Sunday's Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos.
Photographer: The Associated Press
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson stretches at the start of practice Thursday in East Rutherford, N.J., in preparation for Sunday's Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos.
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Amsterdam resident Walter Frisch was playing cards with a friend a few weeks ago when he heard a familiar name: Wilson. Seven decades ago, he played basketball at Amsterdam’s Lynch High School with Harrison Wilson Jr. He hadn’t thought of his high school friend for years, but remembered Wilson as a fast and upstanding player who never swore. Frisch’s card-playing buddy spoke of another Wilson — Super Bowl-bound Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, the grandson ...

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