Why Russell Wilson took a shower during halftime of the Super Bowl

The Seahawks didn’t let up on the Broncos during Super Bowl XLVIII earlier this month.

Even when they were up 22-0 at halftime.

And now we know their secret.

Russell Wilson, appearing on the Dan Patrick Show on Tuesday morning, shared this interesting nugget about what he and some of his teammates did while Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers enterained the masses during the break:

This is what I did at halftime, and a lot guys did too – I took my whole uniform off and took a shower. Halftime is about 45 minutes so I took a shower, retaped everything, got my arm stretched again and then we got into a whole ‘nother stretch again.

That kind of restarted our minds again. So we came out of halftime and it felt like it was a brand new game. So that’s why I think we played so well and everyone was clicking on all cylinders and we played a great football game.

You might remember that Seattle began the second half with an 87-yard kickoff return for a TD by Percy Harvin. We don’t know if Harvin showered during the break, but the entire team seemed to be on top of its game for all 60 minutes.

You can hear Wilson’s answer in the video below: