Russell Wilson is the current Seattle Seahawks quarterback. He was drafted in 2012 and has been a starter since 2013. In his first season as a starter, he led them to an 11-5 record and their second straight Super Bowl appearance. This year, they are undefeated with him under center! If you want to know more about this star player, read on!
High school Collegiate in Richmond, VA (NCAA Div. I FCS in 2009) three-year football letterman and two-year basketball letterman; senior captain of both teams 3rd all-time in career receptions at Collegiate; all-district in basketball
College North Carolina State University NCAA Div. I FBS redshirt in 2009, leading team with 819 passing yards and 16 touchdowns along
NFL Draft 2012 6th round / 75th overall
NFL Career 2012-present Seattle Seahawks NFL Season 2013: named Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year; led the team to an 11-5 record, NFC West title, and first playoff appearance since 2007
NFL Season 2014: led Seahawks to a 12-4 regular season and their second straight Super Bowl XLVII tied Peyton Manning for most touchdowns in a postseason game with 6
NFL Season 2015: leads the NFL with 19 passing touchdowns, career-high 10.2 average per attempt, and 121.6 passer rating; broke franchise records for most passing yards in a single game (339) tied Warren Moon for most consecutive pass attempts without an interception in playoff history (162) QB Rating is the best single-season mark in NFL history
Russell Wilson’s life is all about being successful. From high school to NCAA, he has performed well on every level of football. He was even named Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year in his first season! Now that he is one of the top quarterbacks in the league, Russell Wilson still makes time for his family and charity work. For example, he has worked with the Seattle Children’s Hospital for five years. This organization provides aid to children who are physically challenged or have life-threatening conditions. He also participated in a program called A Better Seattle, which helps provide low-income housing.
You can watch Russell Wilson play when the Seahawks take on the Panthers on October 18th! If you want to learn more about this quarterback, you can visit his official website here.