Russell Wilson

Nadine Caridi

Russell Wilson career would definitely be the benchmark for those who wish to reach the greater heights in the sports, football more precisely. Russell Wilson career is inspiring because he is a self- made man fully driven by his passion for football. With a perfectly balanced personal life along with rock solid support from his wife, Russell Wilson has been able to achieve limitless heights.


Russell Wilson is an American football quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). The affiliation with NFL is enough to define the height of success in Russell Wilson career as no random player would get this affiliation.


Russell Wilson was born on November 29, 1988, in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. He was born to mother Tammy T. Wilson who is a legal nurse consultant by profession and father Harrison Wilson, III who is a lawyer, by profession. Wilson ‘s father died on June 9, 2010, due to complications from diabetes He also has got two siblings, an older brother named Harrison Wilson, IV and a younger sister named Anna Wilson. Russell Wilson is definitely blessed with a family who is very much supportive to what he does. Russell Wilson is said to have inherited deep cross-cultural influences as Wilson is 62% African, 36% European, 1% West Asian, and 1% Central Asian according to genetic admixture analysis. Sounds interesting!

Early life and education

Russell Wilson career in football is not something that happened by accident but it is his passion. He was interested in football right from the beginning. Going back to his childhood, even though Russell Wilson was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he grew up in Richmond, Virginia. Wilson started playing football with his father and brother at the early age of four. When he was in sixth grade, he played his first organized game for the Tuckahoe Tomahawks youth football team. We must say Russell Wilson career in football started in comparatively young age.

Russell Wilson career in sports could have been influenced by his family too. The thing is Wilson's father played football and baseball at Dartmouth College. Wilson's sister Anna plays basketball for Stanford and his brother, Harry, played football and baseball at the University of Richmond. No wonder that Russell Wilson has a great support from the family side.

Looking closely into Russell Wilson career, an early career actually, looks promising. He went to Collegiate School, a preparatory school in Richmond, Virginia. His outstanding performance there made the Richmond Times-Dispatch Player of the Year not only once but twice. In 2006, when he was a senior, he was named an all-conference and all-state player as well as conference player of the year. Soon Russell Wilson started to get attention from the media and as a result, Sports Illustrated magazine featured him for his mind-blowing performance in the state championship game win. Apart from football; he was also a member of the Collegiate School basketball and baseball teams. Russell Wilson has proved himself to be the lucky charm for his team.

Career and net worth

Now onto Russell Wilson career in more detail. Wilson had played college football for the University of Wisconsin during the 2011 season. Additionally, from 2008 to 2010, Wilson played football and baseball at North Carolina State University.

Russell Wilson career then took a great leap after he was selected by the Seattle Seahawks.  He then was named the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year. To be honest, Wilson has won more games than any other NFL quarterback in his first four seasons. He is currently the second highest rated NFL passer of all time behind Aaron Rodgers.

After all those successes, it is plausible to wonder about Russell Wilson net worth. He actually became the second highest paid player in the NFL at the time when he signed a four-year, $87.6 million contract extension with the Seahawks on July 31, 2015. With this, it is clear that Russell Wilson net worth is estimated to be 120 million dollars.

Personal life and spouse

Russell Wilson personal life is very balanced with the professional life. This might be one of the reasons why he is successful. Wilson is a Christian by religion. He is happily married to American R&B singer Ciara. The couple started dating in early 2015. The couple announced their engagement on March 11, 2016. The couple looks happy and content with each other almost every time they appear publicly. The couple got married on July 6, 2016, at the Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England. They have a cute little daughter, Sienna who was born on April 28, 2017. Russell Wilson personal life is definitely is something worth covering.

Awards, achievements, and recognitions

Russell Wilson is an internationally recognized and an ‘A’ class player. His recognitions and awards would make a list. To sum up his achievements, here are some of his career highlights: Super Bowl champion (XLVIII), thrice Pro Bowl (2012, 2013, 2015), Pro Bowl Offensive MVP (2015), NFL passer rating leader (2015) etc.

Russell Wilson is active in social media. He has profiles on Instagram, twitter, and facebook. Yes, Russell Wilson twitter account is active and anyone can follow Russell Wilson twitter account.  

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