Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson

Personal Information

Full Name Russell Carrington Wilson
Date of Birth November 29, 1988
Age 34 Years
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Draft 2012 / Round: 3 / Pick: 75
Position Quarterback
Past Team(s)
Debut September 9, 2012
Spouse Ciara Wilson
Russell Wilson: A Brief Biography

Russell Wilson is a quarterback playing for the Denver Broncos. He used to be the starting quarterback for the Seahawks till the 2021 season. The quarterback has been playing in the NFL since 2012 and led the Seahawks to their only Super Bowl win in 2014. Wilson won the Bart Starr award in 2022 for his performances in the Seahawks jersey. Wilson played professional baseball prior to his career in the NFL.

Russell Wilson’s Early Life and Background

Wilson was born on November 29th, 1988 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He grew up in Richmond, Virginia. Wilson graduated from Stone Bridge High School in Virginia where he was given the honor of all-region, all-district, and all-state player (for football). He joined North Carolina State University and played as the starting quarterback. However, he was often at odds with his football coach Tom O’Brien as he also continued to play baseball. Wilson was drafted by the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball in 2010. Due to differences with O’Brien, he transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Madison for his final year of collegiate eligibility. Wilson enjoyed an outstanding senior year, leading the Badgers to the Big 10 conference title while setting an NCAA record for passing efficiency

Russell Wilson NFL Draft

Russell Wilson was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2012 NFL Draft. He was the 75th overall pick and was selected in the third round of the Draft. Wilson, who is 5 feet 11 inches, was considered to be short for a quarterback, which led him to be the sixth quarterback pick. Linebacker Luke Kuechly, quarterback Andrew Luck, and linebacker Bobby Wagner are some of the prominent players who were drafted along with Wilson in 2012.

Russell Wilson’s NFL Journey

Wilson was named the starting quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks in his first season with them in 2012. Wilson had to compete with Matt Flynn and Tarvaris Jackson for the starting spot. Wilson was named the Rookie of the Year in 2012 as he helped the Seahawks end the season with a five-game winning streak and he also made a total of 26 touchdowns that season. He helped the Seahawks claim an NFC West title in the following season. The Seahawks made it to Super Bowl XLVIII and Russell Wilson became only the fourth quarterback to win a Super Bowl in his second season in the NFL. He made two touchdown passes in the 43-8 routing of the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl match.

He helped the Seahawks reach a consecutive Super Bowl in the 2014 season with stellar performances. The Seahawks ended up losing out the Vince Lombardi trophy to the New England Patriots. Wilson signed an $87.6 million deal with the Seahawks in 2015 which has been followed by a $140 million contract extension in 2018. Wilson missed the first game of his career on October 15th 2021 since he broke his finger. This ended his streak of 149 consecutive games by a quarterback (6th longest of all time).

Wilson has had a very successful NFL career and continues to perform even now. He was traded to the Denver Broncos after there were rumors he didn’t approve of the team firing coach Mike Solari and offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. He signed a four-year deal with the Broncos and is set to be their starting quarterback from the 2022 season.

Russell Wilson’s Teams

Seattle Seahawks (2012-2021)

Russell Wilson was a third-round pick by the Seahawks but he overtook more experienced quarterbacks like Matt Flynn and Tarvaris Jackson to become a starting quarterback for the team in his first season. Wilson led the Seattle Seahawks to their first Super Bowl victory in only his second season with the team. As a Seahawks player Wilson has the most wins by an NFL quarterback through nine seasons (98). He has maintained a career passer rating of over 100. Wilson has recently won the Bart Starr award in 2022.

Denver Broncos (2022)

Wilson was traded to the Denver Broncos along with a fourth-round pick by the Seahawks. The Seattle outfit traded him for two second-round picks, one fifth-round pick, quarterback Drew Lock, defensive lineman Shelby Harris, and tight end Noah Fant. Wilson received a signing bonus of $70 million for a four-year contract with the Broncos.

Championships and Rings Won by Russell Wilson

He has won one Super Bowl ring in his career by winning the Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014. He has also won two Conference Championship rings in 2013 and 2014.

Russell Wilson’s Super Bowl Championship Rings

Super Bowl Year Team
XLVIII2014Seattle Seahawks

Russell Wilson’s Championship Rings

ConferenceYear Team
National Football Conference (NFC)2013Seattle Seahawks
National Football Conference (NFC)2014Seattle Seahawks

Russell Wilson’s Super Bowl Stats

Total Super Bowl Appearances: 2

Super Bowl Record: 1-1

YearSuper BowlTeamOppositionResultPasses CompletedPasses AttemptedYards Gained (by passing)Passing TouchdownsInterceptions thrown
2014XLVIIISeattle SeahawksDenver BroncosW, 43-8182520620
2015XLIXSeattle SeahawksNew England PatriotsL, 24-28122124721

Russell Wilson’s Awards and Honors


2020Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year
2014PFWA Good Guy Award
2-12, 2018, 2019Steve Largent Award
2019All-Pro Second Team
2022Bart Starr Award
2017NFL Passing Touchdown Leader
2015NFL Passer Rating Leader
2010sNFL All-Decade Team

Russell Wilson NFL Records

  • Most passing yards in a playoff game by a rookie: 385

  • Most number of wins by a quarterback through 9 seasons: 98

Russell Wilson Net Worth

Russell WIlson is worth approximately $181.3 million which includes his NFL earnings, performance bonuses and restructures. He has also added to his net worth by signing a contract worth $140 million in 2019 with the Seahawks. His base salary with the Broncos is estimated to be $19 million.

Russell Wilson Family

Russell Wilson has two siblings ( a brother and a sister). He was married to his high school sweetheart Ashton Meem in 2012 but they divorced in 2014. Wilson is currently married to the famous singer Ciara, since 2016. They have a daughter Sienna Princess and a son Win Harrison together. He is also a stepfather to Ciara’s children from previous relationships, Future Zahir Wilburn.

Russell Wilson Brothers

Russell Wilson’s brother Harrison Wilson IV is the eldest of the Wilson siblings. He is one of the most ardent supporters of Russell Wilson. He works for a Chicago based medical device manufacturer. Russell Wilson has often credited his elder brother for helping him on his way to become an NFL player.

Russell Wilson Wife

Ciara is an American R&B singer-songwriter and Russell Wilson's wife.

She dances and models as well. Her birthplace was Austin, Texas. Before pursuing a solo music career, she began her musical career with the female group Hearsay. Her debut album, Goodies, was an enormous hit. One of the top hits of 2004 was the album's title song, "Goodies."

She received triple platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America and received four nominations for the album at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards (RIAA).

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Russell Wilson Cars

Russell Wilson has a host of cars in his collection. He recently added a black Rolls Royce to his collection of luxury cars. Russell Wilson also owns a Mercedes G-Wagon, a Range Rover and Audi and a Tesla.

Russell Wilson Diet

The Denver Broncos quarterback has always eaten well throughout his career, but in 2016, following an injury-filled year, he had to alter his diet to recover his competitive edge on the field. Russell Wilson eats nine times every day. He now consumes 4,800 calories instead of 2,700. He also makes it a point to regularly consume a lot of water. Wilson eats anything from tiny to enormous meals. He will take one spoonful of almond butter and another of jam before his first workout of the day. Contrarily, the size of his actual breakfast is enormous: 2 cups of oatmeal, 6 entire eggs, a chicken breast, and fruit.

Russell Wilson News

Brandon Marshall foresees Russell Wilson\'s path to Billionaire status - “Russell\'s a mogul”
Brandon Marshall foresees Russell Wilson's path to Billionaire status - “Russell's a mogul”
Two-time Super Bowl champion mocks Russell Wilson’s darkest NFL moment - “Thank you Malcolm Butler”
Two-time Super Bowl champion mocks Russell Wilson’s darkest NFL moment - “Thank you Malcolm Butler”
Pat McAfee claims Sean Payton shot down piece of Titans ownership to revive Russell Wilson\'s career
Pat McAfee claims Sean Payton shot down piece of Titans ownership to revive Russell Wilson's career
Jerry Jeudy reveals Russell Wilson’s special morning routine that makes Broncos QB special - “First one in the building”
Jerry Jeudy reveals Russell Wilson’s special morning routine that makes Broncos QB special - “First one in the building”
Last Modified Jun 1, 2023 00:57 IST