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Russel Wilson Continues to Set Records

Russel Wilson was born on November 29, 1988 in Cincinnati, Ohio but was raised in Richmond, Virginia. His father was a potential NFL pick but changed careers and became a lawyer. His mother was a legal nurse consultant.

In high school Wilson was on the baseball, basketball and football teams and class President. He was extremely talented. During his senior year, he was named conference player of the year. In college he attended North Carolina State University and was the first freshman quarterback to earn all-ACC first team honors. He also still played baseball at the time. For his senior year, he transferred to University of Wisconsin. There, while playing for the Badger, he set the NCAA record for passing efficiency. In 2012 he was drafted in the 75th round to join the Seattle Seahawks, despite being considered too small to play for the NFL.

It didn’t take Wilson long to impress his new coach. He quickly became a starter in the games and led the team to five back-to-back wins. He was named rookie of the year after tying the record of 26 touchdown passes. The next season Wilson came back stronger than ever. He helped his team win 11 of their first 12 games and NFC West title. He then led the team to win the Super Bowl XLVIII over the Denver Broncos. At the age of 25, he was only the fourth quarterback to win a Super Bowl during his second season in the NFL. The following season
he broke another record by becoming the first quarterback to start two Super Bowls during their first three seasons in the NFL.

In 2018, Wilson became the highest paid NFL player in the league. Today, he continues to play for the Seahawks and achieve impressive career goals including leading the NFL with a 110,1 passing rate and scoring 35 touchdowns throws during the 2018 playoffs.

You can find Wilson, his wife & singer Ciara and their beautiful children on social media.