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Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson finally explains his wild hairdo

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Seattle SeahawksRussell Wilson will become one of the youngest quarterbacks to start in the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Wilson might also be the only quarterback to start under center with a hairdo that resembles an S-curl.

Wilson’s hair resembles the character Darryl Jenks, who wore an infamous Jheri curl in the movie Coming to America. He was asked about his hairdo on Tuesday, and there is actually a good reason why he has not been to the barbershop lately.

"People keep asking me about my hair, if that’s a factor in the game," Wilson said "Normally, I keep my hair pretty low, but I actually saw an 11th grade picture of my dad and I. When I was in 11th grade, I won a state championship, and I had my hair grown out. I didn’t cut my hair the whole year for that season, and my dad didn’t either. It kind of inspired me for this year. That’s kind of why I have the Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, S-curl right now."

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch recently signed an endorsement deal with Skittles, and it is easy to picture Wilson in this commercial after the Super Bowl:

Want to watch the Big Game ads? Check them out here:

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Anwar S Richardson is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!

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