Since 2012, Russell Wislon has been a member of the Seattle Seahawks. Before the 2022 season, he made the switch to the Broncos. At the time of this writing, he has played in two Super Bowls and won one.
Russell Wilson Early Life
Despite his birthplace, Russell Wilson grew up in Richmond, Virginia (he was born on November 29th, 1988). Before he started kindergarten, he and his brother were already playing football together.
Throughout his four years of high school football, he earned numerous accolades, including all-district, all-region, all-state, and Conference Player of the Year. During his senior year, he was profiled in “Sports Illustrated.” Both on the baseball and basketball courts, he was a standout performer for his high school.
Russell Wilson College Career
Rather than sign the contract, Wilson decided to attend North Carolina State University. Russell went on to have a very good football career at North Carolina State but was never invited to the NFL Scouting Combine. Then, out of the blue, he declared his intent to play major league baseball.
Russell signed with the Colorado Rockies in 2011 and immediately reported to spring training. Russell played minor league baseball for the next two summers and had some success. He spent an additional year at UW–Madison after transferring there.
Wilson led his team to the 2011 Big Ten championship and the 2012 Rose Bowl, where they lost to the Oregon Ducks. He also set a new FBS record for passing efficiency (191.8) in a single season. The University of Wisconsin was defeated in its bowl game.
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The Baltimore Orioles picked Russell right out of high school and he immediately began playing Major League Baseball. Five teams selected him in the 41st round of the 2007 Major League Baseball draught. By official count, he was selected as 1,222nd.
Wilson was just picked up by the Texas Rangers, thus he is technically still eligible to play Minor League Baseball. He was a second baseman for the Tri-City Dust Devils of the Pioneer League in 2010 and the Asheville Tourists of the South Atlantic League in 2011.
Russell Wilson Personal Life
Wilson is an ardent follower of Christ. In his online communities, he routinely shares religious posts and links.
In high school in Richmond, Virginia, Russell Wilson befriended Ashton Meem. When he enrolled at North Carolina State, she followed his lead and proceeded to the University of Georgia, where she too excelled as an athlete.
By 2010, she had joined Wilson in Wisconsin after he had taken a job move there. This pair tied the knot in January 2012 and later divorced in April 2014. Their divorce was mutually agreed upon and is amicable.
Wilson started dating the famous singer Ciara at the beginning of 2015 year. They agreed to wait to have sexual relations until marriage. They announced in the middle of March 2016.
They exchanged vows on July 6, 2016, in a castle in England. Their daughter was born on April 28th, 2017. Ciara’s son from a prior relationship is likewise an asset. By January 2020, Wilson and Ciara had already announced they were expecting their second child together.
Wilson plays a vital role in the Seattle area’s charitable scene. On his days off during the NFL season, he regularly checks in at the Seattle Children’s Hospital. Every summer, he hosts the Russell Wilson Passing Academy, a football program for kids, in his backyard. In addition, he has met with servicemen at a nearby military installation.
Wilson represents the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association as its national ambassador. This organization benefited financially from his young football camp in 2012.
In addition, he and NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne conduct an annual charity golf event at the Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, Washington (about an hour east of Seattle).
In 2016, Wilson’s Why Not You Foundation gave a donation of a little over $1 million to Seattle Children’s Hospital for its Strong Against Cancer program.
Wilson and his wife collaborated with Food Lifeline to provide one million meals to individuals in need during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Russell Wilson NFL Career
Similarly shocking to his loved ones was Russell’s decision to start preparing for the NFL Scouting Combine in January 2012. He was a guy who was supposed to go in the middle of the first round in the 2012 NFL draught. With the 75th overall pick in the third round, the Seattle Seahawks selected quarterback Russell Wilson.
While playing with the Seahawks, Russell won several awards and accolades, including Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year, PFF Offensive Rookie of the Year, and a spot at #51 on the NFL Top 100 in 2013. He made the Pro Bowl that year (2012). Super Bowl XLIX was nearly a repeat victory for Wilson and the Seahawks, but they lost to Tom Brady and the Patriots, 28-24.
Wilson started both of his team’s Super Bowl appearances and was named to seven Pro Bowls. His team also won Super Bowl XLVIII with Wilson as a quarterback.
He is one of just two quarterbacks in NFL history to have a career passer rating of over 100, and he owns the record for most wins by a quarterback through seven seasons (75).
Wilson spent $6.7 million on a Bellevue, Washington, estate with water access in 2015. The Lake Washington estate had been up for sale since 2010. Construction began in 2008 and was finished that year.
The two-story, 10,700-square-foot mansion features seven bedrooms and six and a half baths, and it is situated on land that is around two-thirds of an acre in size, providing stunning views of Lake Washington, downtown Seattle, and the surrounding mountain ranges.
It has a wine cellar, walk-in pantry, skylights, and five fireplaces. As of April 2022, Russell was asking $28,000,000 for his home.
Not long after he put the Bellevue property up for sale, Russell and Ciara spent $25 million on a mansion in the Denver region. The purchase price was the highest ever recorded for a home sale in Denver. There are four bedrooms and twelve bathrooms spread across the house’s 20,000 square feet. There’s also an indoor pool, a theatre, a game area, and a basketball court. You can check TheActivenews.Com for further updates.