Russell Wilson Biography
Russell Wilson is a renowned American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). In addition, he played for the Seattle Seahawks in the National Football League (NFL). He initially played college football and baseball at NC State from 2008 to 2020 before transferring to Wisconsin in 2011. Wilson also played minor league baseball for the Tri-City Dust Devils in 2010 and the Asheville Tourists in 2011 as a second baseman.
Wilson was gifted from an early age when he played baseball, football, and basketball. He progressed with his athletism, playing football and baseball in college, and was even drafted into the Major League Baseball.
Due to his impressive athletic talent, Russell shines in every sport that comes his way and has been a key element of the Seattle Seahawk’s success since joining the team. In 2019, he extended his contract for an additional four years and he is certain that he will continue winning for the team.
Russell Wilson Age
How old is Russell Wilson? Russell is 34 years old as of 2022. She was born on November 29, 1988, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the United States of America. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on November 29th every year.
Russell Wilson Wife
Wilson is happily married to American RnB singer-songwriter Ciara since July 2016 and is blessed with two children namely Sienna Princess born in 2017 and Win Harrison Wilson born in 2020. He also has a stepson named Future Jr. Previously, he was married to Ashton Meem between 2012 and 2014.
Russell Wilson Family
Wilson was born at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati and grew up in Richmond, Virginia. His parents are Harrison Benjamin Wilson III, a lawyer, and Tammy Wilson, a nurse director. He has an elder brother, Harrison IV, and a younger sister, Anna.
Russell Wilson Height, Weight
Wilson stands at an approximate height of 1.8 m and weighs 93 Kg.
Russell Wilson Career
Wilson attended Collegiate School in Richmond, Virginia, a prep school. As a junior in 2005, he threw for 3,287 yards and 40 touchdowns while also rushing for 634 yards and 15 touchdowns. He was a member of the all-district, all-region, and all-state teams. Wilson was named Richmond Times-Dispatch Player of the Year twice.
He threw for 3,009 yards, 34 touchdowns, and seven interceptions as a senior. He also rushed for 1,132 yards and 18 touchdowns. That year, he was named all-conference, all-state, and conference player of the year. For his performance in the state championship game victory, he was featured in Sports Illustrated magazine. Wilson was also the senior class president.
Wilson attended the Manning Passing Academy during his high school years, a summer football clinic run by multiple NFL MVP winner and eventual Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning. Manning recognized Wilson many years later when the latter flew to Denver to discuss the possibility of being drafted by the Denver Broncos, with whom Manning had recently signed.
Wilson had an outstanding senior year, leading the Badgers to the Big Ten title and setting an NCAA record for passing efficiency. Despite his successes and obvious athletic ability, many thought the 5’11” Wilson was too small for the NFL. The Seattle Seahawks selected him with the 75th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, after five other quarterbacks.
Despite the fact that the Seahawks already had veteran quarterbacks in Matt Flynn and Tarvaris Jackson, Wilson impressed coach Pete Carroll with his maturity and won the starting job. Wilson ran for three touchdowns in Week 14 and threw for four more the following week as Seattle finished the season on a five-game winning streak. He set a rookie record with 26 touchdown passes and was named NFL.com Rookie of the Year.
Wilson led the Seahawks to 11 wins in their first 12 games and the NFC West title the following season. The 25-year-old then threw two touchdown passes in a lopsided 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, becoming only the fourth quarterback in history to do so in his second season.
The Seahawks were 3-3 after Week 7 of the 2014 season, but the ever-steady quarterback ignited a six-game win streak that helped the team win its second consecutive NFC West title. Wilson then had an uncharacteristically slow start in the NFC championship game against the Green Bay Packers, but he helped erase a 12-point deficit with less than two minutes to go and threw the game-winning touchdown in overtime.
Wilson, the first quarterback to start two Super Bowls in his first three seasons, fell just short of a second championship in Super Bowl XLIX, losing to the New England Patriots.
Russell Wilson Net Worth
Wilson has an estimated net worth of $140 million. His income is mainly from his successful career as a professional NFL player.