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Russell Wilson is known as an American football quarterback. He is most famous for taking his team, the Seattle Seahawks to victory in Super Bowl XLVIII. He is also known for his marriage to R&B singer, Ciara.


Background and Education

Russell Carrington Wilson was born on November 29, 1988, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He experienced his childhood in Richmond, Virginia. He was the second of three children born to Harrison III, a former NFL prospect turned legal counselor, and Tammy, a legal nurse consultant. Wilson sharpened his athletic abilities through rivalries with his older sibling, Harry.

Wilson was featured for the baseball, ball and football squads at Richmond's Collegiate School. He was named conference player of the year as a senior quarterback, topping the season by tossing a couple of touchdowns and scrambling for 223 yards and three additional scores in the state title triumph.


When Wilson became a pro football player, he was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks. Despite the fact that the Seahawks already had veteran quarterbacks in Matt Flynn and Tarvaris Jackson, Wilson impressed mentor Pete Carroll with his development and he eventually won the starting spot.

While driving Seattle to a five wins to finish off the season, Wilson kept running for three touchdowns in Week 14 and tossed for four more the next week. He completed his great season with a record-tying 26 touchdown passes, and was voted as the NFL.com Rookie of the Year.

The next season, Wilson led the Seahawks to wins in 11 of their initial 12 games and the NFC West title. The 25-year-old star threw a couple of touchdown goes in a disproportionate 43-8 triumph over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, making him the fourth quarterback to win a Super Bowl in just his second season.

In April 2019, Wilson said a large contract extension which made him the highest paid player in the NFL.

Personal Life


Russell Wilson was married to Ashton Meem in 2012, however they split up in 2014. He married singer Ciara Princess Harris on July 6, 2016. Their girl Sienna Princess Wilson was born on April 28, 2017. Ciara has a child, Future Zahir Wilburn, from a past relationship.

When Russell Wilson signed his record breaking contract extension in April 2019, he made a celebration video from his bed with his wife, Ciara. The Seahawks quarterback had just inked a 4-year, $140 million deal with $65 million guaranteed. The deal made Wilson a higher paid player than elite players like Aaron Rodgers, Matt Stafford, Matt Ryan, Kirk Cousins, and even Tom Brady.

Date modified: Aug 9, 2020
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