Russell Carrington Wilson is an American footballer who plays in the ‘National Football League’ (NFL) for the ‘Seattle Seahawks.
Russell Wilson was born on November 29th, 1988 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He grew up in Richmond, Virginia.
He began his football career in college, first at North Carolina State University and later at Wisconsin University.
Russell Wilson graduated from Stone Bridge High School in Virginia where he was given the honour of all-region, all-district, and all-state player for football.
Russell Wilson was selected in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks. He was taken in the third round of the Draft as the 75th overall pick.
Russell Wilson married Ashton Meem, his high school love, in 2012, but the couple separated in 2014. Wilson has been married to Ciara, a famous singer, since 2016.
Wilson was awarded Rookie of the Year in 2012 after having the Seahawks end the season on a five-game winning streak and scoring 26 touchdowns.
Russell Wilson has won one Super Bowl ring in his career by winning the Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014. He has also won two Conference Championship rings in 2013 and 2014.
Russell Wilson also happens to be the face of many coveted brands, such as ‘Microsoft,’ ‘Alaska Airlines,’ ‘Duracell,’ ‘Bose,’ ‘Pepsi,’ and ‘Nike.’ In 2014.
He has been featured in several magazine covers and talk shows, such as ‘Late Show with David Letterman,’ ‘Charlie Rose,’ ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live,’ and ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers.
In April 2019, Russell Wilson signed a four-year extension contract with the 'Seahawks' for a record $140 million, making him the highest-paid NFL player in league history.
Russell Wilson is worth approximately $181.3 million which includes his NFL earnings, performance bonuses and restructures.
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