If you were wondering what was going on with all the Canadian flags during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J, it was for Luke Wilson.
Wilson, originally from LaSalle, Ontario was a late-round pick for the Seattle Seahawks in April. He is now the first from the area to become a Super Bowl champion following Seattle's 43-8 win against the Denver Broncos.
The six-foot-five tight end told the Windsor Star that he was excited to be the first, but looks forward to getting back home after a long season. Wilson pulled a five-yard pass from the Seahawks Russell Wilson in the first quarter that eventually set the team up for a touchdown that put the Seahawks up 15-0. It was Wilsons first catch in the playoffs.
In the third quarter he pulled in a 12-yard pass for a first down that led to a touchdown by Jermaine Kerse; Seahawks were then up 36-0.
Wilsons parents joined him on-field after the game and a good friend threw him a Canadian flag which he draped over his shoulders on the field.
We're proud that a Seahawks player from our region is a Super Bowl champ! Greg Monforton and Partners would like congratulate Luke Wilson on his great work this year and look forward to seeing what he can do in the NFL next season.