Universities line up 2021 commencement speakers

FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 file photo Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson poses for a photo at the NFL Honors ceremony as part of Super Bowl 55 in Tampa, Fla. Wilson will return to N.C. State University, where he played football and baseball, this spring as a commencement speaker for the 2021 graduation ceremonies. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

RALEIGH — N.C. State and Duke University announced this week their spring 2021 commencement speakers. Seattle Seahawks quarterback

In this image from video, John Legend performs during a Celebrating America concert on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, part of the 59th Inauguration Day events for President Joe Biden sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. (Biden Inaugural Committee via AP)

Russell Wilson, who starred on the Wolfpack’s football team, is a 2010 graduate of the school and will give the speech at NC State. Duke announced on Tuesday that singer John Legend would deliver their spring address.

Earlier, UNC Chapel Hill announced that Drs. Kizzmekia Corbett and Anthony Fauci would address their spring commencement.

Other schools which have announced speakers include East Carolina University, which will host UNC System President Peter Hans.