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Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson is a renowned football quarterback from America. Russell Wilson is signed with the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League NFL.

Early life

On November 29, 1988, Russell Wilson was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Likewise, he is 33 years old. He was born to his mother Tammy Wilson and his father Harrison Benjamin Wilson III.

According to the sources, his father is a lawyer and his mother is a legal nurse consultant. Also, he has an elder brother Harrison IV, and a sister Anna.

Moreover, he attended Collegiate School, in Richmond, Virginia. And, was interested in football from the very beginning.

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Caption: Russell Wilson with his mother. Source(People)

Russell Wilson – Body measurement

Russell Wilson is tall and stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and she weighs about 98 kg. Additionally, the footballer has black hair and dark brown pairs of eyes.

Russell Wilson – Social Media

On his Instagram account, he named @dangerusswilson, with 5.3 million followers. And, in his verified Instagram account, he has 2.3 million followers.

He has a Twitter account named @DangerRussWilson, with 5.6 million followers.


In 2006, Russell Wilson enrolled at ‘North Carolina State University. Even though, he earned a scholarship from the much-coveted Duke University.
He became the very first freshman quarterback to secure All-ACC first-team honors, playing for NC State. Point to be noted, his desire to play baseball alongside football enraged Coach Tom O’Brien.
Later, Colorado Rockie drafted him into Major League Baseball, in 2010. During the summer, he played 32 games for the Tri-City Dust Devils, an affiliate of the ‘Rockies.’
For their final year of college, he was transferred to the ‘University of Wisconsin.
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Caption: Russell Wilson during his match. Source(Instagram)

Later, he played college football during the 2011 season. Thus, he led his team to a ‘Big Ten title and turned out to be a great senior year.
Owning to his passing skills, he also managed to set a new NCAA record. Eventually, the popular NFL team ‘Seattle Seahawks’ started showing interest in him.
In May 2012, Later, Seahawks signed Russell for a four-year contract, in May 2012. Therefore, he played his first pre-season match against the Kansas City Chiefs.
In the same year, he got to make his regular-season debut in a loss against the ‘Arizona Cardinals.’ Similarly, he was honored with the ‘Pepsi Rookie of the Week award.
He reached 4th rank in the NFL passers list, in the regular season. Meanwhile, NFL’s performance-based pay program awarded him USD 222,000, by the end of the season.
In the 2013 ‘Super Bowl Season he scored 26 touchdown passes and 9 interceptions. Moreover, he was honored with the ‘NFC Offensive Player of the Week award.
Similarly, the ‘Seahawks’ entered the ‘Super Bowl XLVIII.’ Due to his performance, he earned a cash bonus of USD 169,141, thanks to the league’s Performance-Based Program.

More about career

Likewise, his contract with the ‘Seahawks’ was extended for four years, in July 2015. As he became and made an impact as the only quarterback in the history of the NFL to throw 3+ touchdown passes.
i.e., without any interceptions in five successive games. He also broke many single records, including most passing yards, most passing touchdowns, and highest passer rating.
Point to be noted, he was considered one of the best quarterbacks of ‘The Seahawks.’
Soon, he was drafted first overall by ‘Team Irvin, in the 2016 Pro Bowl draft. Thus, he achieved three touchdowns with no interceptions, in the game.
In addition, he was named the ‘Pro Bowl offensive MVP.’ Unfortunately, he was injured, during the 2016 season, yet he played in all 16 games.
Thus, he helped the team lead to an NFC West Win. In the 2016 NFL in the Divisional Round, the Seahawks were knocked out by the ‘Atlanta Falcons.
Moving on, he achieved a career-high 452 passing yards and 4 touchdowns, in the 2017 season.  Therefore, he won the season against the ‘Houston Texans.’

Career highlights

Joe Flacco became the winningest quarterback in the first six seasons with 63 wins and surpassed him. The ‘Seahawks’ lost many of their Pro Bowl starters, in the 2018 season.
And, it was during the offseason, and were not expected to qualify for the playoffs. Against the Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Los Angeles Rams, and San Francisco 49ers, he helped his team win.
Later on, he finished the season with 35 touchdowns and a 110.9 passer rating. In April 2019, he signed a 4-year extension contract with ‘The Seahawks. And, he was paid a whopping $140 million.
Soon, he became the highest-paid NFL player in the history of the league. Hence, he threw 300 yards and achieved 3 touchdowns, in a match against Pittsburgh Steelers.
  Due to this, he earned the ‘NFC Offensive Player of the Week.’ He is also the face of brands like Microsoft, Alaska Airlines, Pepsi, Duracell, Bose, and Nike.
Besides that, he became the co-owner of a European bread company named Eat the Ball, in 2014. Likewise, he launched his clothing line called ‘Good Man Brand, in February 2016.
Also, he has been in shows like Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Charlie Rose, and Late Night With Seth Meyers. And, Russell’s net worth is yet to be unfolded.

Personal life

Russell Wilson is a married man and is married to Ciara. Later, on March 11, 2016, they announced their engagement.

On July 6, 2016, they married at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire England. Further, they were blessed with a child named Sienna Princess Wilson on April 28, 2017.

Previously, he was married to Ashton Meem whom he met in high school. They were married in January 2012 and divorced in April 2014.

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Caption: Russell with his family. Source(Instagram)