It’s a question practically everyone in Seattle has been asked lately, and one Seahawks fans have been wrestling with since the team drafted Wilson in 2012. And while it may seem like a relatively recent phenomenon for people outside of Seattle to suddenly take note of Russell Wilson, the truth is he has been a presence on the Seattle sports scene for the past three years.
Wilson is a fifth-year quarterback from Wisconsin who has won 23 career games, passing for nearly 8,000 yards and 66 touchdowns in two seasons as a starter at North Carolina State and one season with the Seahawks . He set school records at NC State and Wisconsin and tied an NCAA record winning 18 games as a starting quarterback. He’s been selected to the Pro Bowl twice, and was named the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year in 2012.
Russel Wilson is the quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks
Russel Wilson is the quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, but perhaps more importantly, he is a devout Christian who might be the first white NFL quarterback to win the Super Bowl.
“God has done some amazing things in my life, and I’m excited about what’s ahead for me,” Wilson said after his team beat the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on Sunday night. “I know God has defined my role and I’ve tried to defined it every day as a leader of the team, as a football player for the Seattle Seahawks.”
He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on November 29, 1988
He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on November 29, 1988, and was raised by his family in Virginia and North Carolina. His father, Harrison Wilson III, played football at Dartmouth College, and his mother Tammy married Harrison when she was a pre-med student at the University of Virginia.
Russel has two sisters from that first marriage – Anna, who graduated from Harvard Law School last year, and Anna’s twin, Emily, who is a student at the University of Virginia Law School. He describes his father as an attorney and financial planner, and says his parents divorced when he was young.
Wilson graduated from Collegiate High School in Richmond, VA where he excelled in several sports including football
Russel attended both Richmond Christian School and Collegiate School in Richmond, Virginia and excelled in several sports. He was the starting quarterback for Collegiate’s 10-2 state championship team during his junior year, and led them to another championship victory as a senior by throwing for 3 touchdowns and running for 2 more. While his dream was to play football at NC State, he had already committed to Wisconsin, where his father had played in college, when he was offered the opportunity to walk-on at NC State.
He played college football at North Carolina State University
He played college football at North Carolina State University, and in his second start as a redshirt freshman led the Wolfpack to the upset victory over 13th-ranked Florida State University. That year he set records for passing touchdowns by a freshman (22), completions by a freshman (210) and total offense yards by a freshman (2,679). In his senior year, he was named MVP of the ACC Championship game and led the Wolfpack to 12-1 season.
He played college football at Wisconsin where he set several records and won a Big Ten Conference title and Rose Bowl championship
Wilson transferred to Wisconsin for his final year of eligibility. He played in all 13 Badger regular season games, leading them to a Big Ten title and Rose Bowl championship. He set the all-time NCAA record for passing efficiency by a quarterback 184.8 and tied an all-time record winning 18 consecutive games as a starting quarterback.
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It happened before the 2013 season when pundits predicted that the Seattle Seahawks might win as many as 10 games.
It wasn’t until the following season on Feb. 2, 2014, when the Seahawks won their first Super Bowl title in a 43-8 win over Denver that many were convinced they could be a force for years to come.
That was only the beginning for what would become a historic run of success by Seattle that has resulted in three Super Bowl appearances in four years.
The Seahawks are heavily favored to become the first team ever to play in back-to-back Super Bowls with the same starting quarterback and head coach when they meet the New England Patriots on Feb. 1 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.