American football player Russell Carrington Wilson plays for the Seattle Seahawks in the National Football League (NFL). Russell started playing football in college, first for Wisconsin University and later for North Carolina State University.
Since then, he has gone a long way to become one of America’s most well-liked athletes. However, he was first rejected and thought to be fit for football, especially as a quarterback. His abilities ultimately proved his doubters, and he went on to become a key member of the well-known NFL club Seattle Seahawks.
Russell Wilson’s Bio, Age
Russell Carrington Wilson was born on November 29, 1988, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the United States. His father’s name is Harrison Wilson and his mother’s name is Tammy Wilson. Harrison IV is his elder brother, while Anna is his younger sister.
While his sister plays basketball, his father and brother both played football and baseball. Russell comes from a sporting family. While his father played baseball and football at “Dartmouth,” his great-grandpa Harrison B. Wilson Jr. participated in basketball and football at “Kentucky State University.”
Russell loved playing football and was a fast learner. In 2004, he was given the chance to play for the “College School” squad, where he finally won the “Richmond Times-Dispatch Player of the Year” award and led the team to a state title.
Russell Wilson has a height of 5 feet 11 inches and weighs 98 kg. His hair color is black and has brown eyes.
Despite receiving a scholarship from “Duke University” in 2006, Russell Wilson attended “North Carolina State University.” Russell, a quarterback at NC State, made the all-ACC first team as the first rookie quarterback ever. Coach Tom O’Brien, though, was furious by his wish to play baseball alongside football.
Major League Baseball’s Colorado Rockies selected Russell in the 2010 draft. He participated in 32 games with the Tri-City Dust Devils, a Colorado Rockies member, during that summer. For his last year of college, he then transferred to the “University of Wisconsin,” where he played college football in 2011.
Russell had a fantastic senior year, leading his squad to the Big Ten championship. He also succeeded in breaking a previous NCAA record thanks to his passing abilities. Even back then, because of his short height, he was not thought to be the best candidate to play in the NFL. Unexpectedly, the well-known NFL club “Seattle Seahawks” began showing interest in him.
Russell signed a four-year deal with the “Seahawks” in May 2012, and he competed in his first preseason game against the “Kansas City Chiefs.” Russell got to play in his first regular-season game against the “Arizona Cardinals” in September of that year.
Russell gradually improved his performance, and in the tenth week, he received the “Pepsi Rookie of the Week” title. Russell finished the regular season in fourth place among NFL quarterbacks. By the end of the season, he had received USD 222,000 from the NFL’s performance-based pay program for his outstanding performance in his first campaign.
Russell had a great personal record of 26 touchdown passes and 9 interceptions as he wrapped off the 2013 “Super Bowl Season.” He had already received the “NFC Offensive Player of the Week” title for the second time in his career by the 13th week. The “Seahawks” won the NFC championship game against the “San Francisco 49ers,” and they went on to play in “Super Bowl XLVIII.” Thanks to the league’s Performance-Based Program, Russell excelled and received a cash bonus of USD 169,141.
Russell’s contract with the “Seahawks” was extended for a further four years in July 2015. Russell’s performance wasn’t above average in the first few games, but he quickly turned in his greatest effort, becoming the first quarterback in NFL history to complete throws for three or more touchdowns without a pick in five straight games.
Russell went on to break other single records during the course of the season, including the most passing yards, the best passer rating, and the most throwing touchdowns. He was regarded as one of the top quarterbacks for the “Seahawks” because of his outstanding performances.
He had the greatest passer rating at the end of the year. He was selected by “Team Irvin” as the first pick overall in the 2016 Pro Bowl draft. He scored three touchdowns throughout the contest while throwing no interceptions, earning him the title of “Pro Bowl offensive MVP.”
Russell was injured throughout the 2016 campaign, but he still participated in all 16 games and helped his team win the NFC West. Although the “Seahawks” were eliminated from the 2016 NFL by the “Atlanta Falcons” in the Divisional Round, Russell’s effort was praised.
In a successful performance against the “Houston Texans” during the 2017 season, Russell broke his previous career best of 452 passing yards and four touchdowns. With 63 victories, he overtook Joe Flacco to become the quarterback with the most victories in the first six seasons. The playoffs were missed by his squad, nevertheless.
Due to the loss of several of its Pro Bowl players throughout the offseason, the “Seahawks” in 2018 were not predicted to make the playoffs. But Russell was vital in his team’s victories against the San Francisco 49ers, Detroit Lions, Dallas Cowboys, and Los Angeles Rams. With 35 touchdowns and a 110.9 passer rating, he set a new personal record for the season.
In April 2019, he agreed to a record $140 million four-year extension deal with the “Seahawks,” making him the highest-paid NFL athlete in league history. He passed for 300 yards and three touchdowns in a game against the “Pittsburgh Steelers,” winning “NFC Offensive Player of the Week.”
Russell Wilson also serves as the ambassador for a number of well-known companies, including “Microsoft,” “Alaska Airlines,” “Duracell,” “Bose,” “Pepsi,” and “Nike.” He joined the Eat the Ball bread firm in Europe as a co-owner in 2014. He debuted his own clothing brand, the “Good Man Brand,” in February 2016.
Additionally, he has been on the covers of various magazines, and he often makes appearances on talk shows including “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Charlie Rose,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and “Late Night With Seth Meyers.”
Who is Russell Wilson’s Wife?
Talking about Russell’s relationship, he married Ashton Meem in 2012 after they had met in high school, but they later divorced. Later, in 2015, Russell began dating American R&B singer Ciara, with whom he later got married in 2016.
A baby girl kid was born to the couple in April 2017. Prince, Naomi, and Hero, the couple’s three dogs, are members of their family as well.
Russell is a social worker who works hard to raise money for diabetic people. He contributes to spreading knowledge about the illness. He often visits and supports “Seattle Children’s Hospital.”
What is Russell Wilson’s Net Worth?
Russell has an estimated net worth of $165 million.