Canadian rookie TE Luke Willson catching on fast with Seahawks

Luke Willson of the Seahawks gets wrapped up by M.D. Jennings of the Packers during NFL preseason...

Luke Willson of the Seahawks gets wrapped up by M.D. Jennings of the Packers during NFL preseason action at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisc., on Aug. 23, 2013. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images/AFP)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:32 PM ET

How often do people misspell Luke Willson's last name?

"A lot, believe me," the Seattle Seahawks rookie tight end said in a telephone interview late last week.

Especially when the quarterback who's throwing passes to him is named Wilson -- ol' Russell "One-L" Wilson.

Born in Windsor, Ont., and raised a mile outside in the town of LaSalle, Willson has been working mostly with Wilson and the first-team Seahawks offence this summer.

That's because starting tight end Zach Miller sat out all of training camp with a foot injury until last week, and last year's backup tight end, Anthony McCoy, tore an Achilles and is on injured reserve.

Although Seahawks coaches were elated that Willson was available in Round 5 of the draft -- they selected him 158th overall -- they probably did not expect him to get so many first-team reps this summer.


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