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Russell Wilson’s bio: nationality, net worth, parents, ethnicity

Russell Wilson's bio: nationality, net worth, parents, ethnicity

Football, the most popular sport globally, has had some true heroes. They have transcended the game itself and cemented their legacy in the minds of football fans forever. Players like Russell Wilson are individuals the National Football League is proud to have.

Russell Wilson
Russell Wilson attends the Sports Illustrated Super Bowl Party at Century City Park in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Rodin EckenrothSource: Getty Images

Russell Wilson is an American football player who plays for the NFL outfit, Denver Broncos in the quarterback position. He played college football at North Carolina State and the University of Wisconsin. In 2012, he was drafted into the NFL, starting his football career.

Wilson’s career in the NFL is pretty unique. During the 2012 draft, he was rejected by several teams, primarily because of his height. However, a decade later, he is one of the top NLF quarterbacks, with a more successful career than other quarterbacks picked before him.

Russell Wilson’s profile summary

  • Full name: Russel Carrington Wilson
  • Nick name: The Professor
  • Date of birth: 29th November 1988
  • Place of birth: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Age: 33 years (as of 2022)
  • Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: African-American (with mixed ancestry from Asia and Europe)
  • Gender: Male
  • Sexual orientation: Straight
  • Relationship status: Married (Ciara – 2016 to present, Ashton Meem – 2012 to 2014)
  • Religion: Christian
  • Siblings: 2 (Harry and Anna Wilson)
  • Children: 3 (Future, Sienna, and Win)
  • Hair colour: Black
  • Eye colour: Brown
  • Height: 5 feet 11 inches (1.79 m)
  • Weight: 98 kg (216 lbs)
  • Education: North Carolina State University and University of Wisconsin
  • Profession: NFL footballer
  • Net worth: $135 million
  • Instagram: @ Russell Wilson
  • Twitter: @Russell Wilson

Early life

The player was born on 29th November 1988 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Russel Wilson’s parents are Harrison Benjamin Wilson III and Tammy Wilson. His father was a lawyer, and his mother worked as a nursing director. His father was also into sports and played baseball for Dartmouth University.

He also played professional football for the NFL team San Diego Chargers (but only in the preseason squad). Unfortunately, his father passed away in 2010 due to health complications. Wilson has two siblings – an older brother Harry and a younger sister, Anna.

His brother played football for the University of Richmond. On the other hand, Anna plays basketball for Stanford University’s women’s basketball team, which won the NCAA 2021 championship.

Russell Wilson
Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks speaks during an interview on day 3 of SiriusXM At Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Vivien KillileaSource: Getty Images

Is Russell Wilson black? He is African-American, with his great-grandfather being a slave who gained his freedom during the American civil war. However, the NFL legend also has mixed ethnicity, including European and Asian ancestry.

Wilson was introduced to football by his father and brother at a young age. He played the sport in high school when he attended Collegiate School in Richmond, Virginia. While playing high school football, Wilson attended the Manning Passing Academy run by legendary NFL quarterback Peyton Manning.

He was also a member of the Collegiate School baseball and basketball teams. Following his impressive performance in high school, Wilson was scouted by several college football teams. He received scholarship offers from Duke University and North Carolina State but ultimately committed to NC State.

Wilson joined the NC State football team in 2007 and became a starting quarterback in his first year. Some of his college football career highlights include being named as the quarterback of All-ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) first-team. He also set an NCAA record of 379 passes without an interception.

In 2010, Wilson graduated from NC State with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication after only three years. However, after expressing interest in professional baseball, he was released from his scholarship by the university. In 2011, he transferred to the University of Wisconsin for a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.

He also represented their football team until the end of the football season. Furthermore, he made an appearance in the 2012 Senior Bowl, where he completed his college football career.

Baseball career

Wilson had played baseball in high school and was quite good at it. After graduating, he was picked by Baltimore Orioles in the 2007 MLB draft and offered $350,000 to sign for the team. He, instead, opted to attend college, where he played for the NC State baseball team.

After graduating from NC State, he was again drafted in the 2010 MLB draft, selected 140th overall by Colorado Rockies. He made his professional baseball debut for Tri-City Dust Devils, a minor league baseball side. He also played for Asheville Tourists, another minor league baseball team.

After graduating from college, Wilson decided to pursue a career as a footballer. However, Colorado Rockies retained his professional baseball rights, which they traded to Texas Rangers and later New York Yankees.

Football career

Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Denver Broncos addresses the press at UCHealth Training Center in Englewood, Colorado. Photo: Justin EdmondsSource: Getty Images

Seattle Hawks picked Wilson in the 2012 NFL Draft during the third round. He was the 75th overall pick and the sixth quarterback. Despite his stellar performance in college, many people saw him as a poor choice for a pro quarterback due to his height (5 feet 11 inches). However, he proved his critics wrong, starting with the win for the starting quarterback position.

During his rookie years, Wilson hit several career highlights, such as being named Rookie of the Week, NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month, and NFL Offensive Player of the Week. He also set the rookie record for passer rating and finished fourth overall in the NFL. On top of that, he led his team to the postseason and was even selected for the 2013 Pro Bowl (NFL All-Star game).

In 2013, Wilson returned to the field, displaying even more impressive performance. He led the Seahawks to the Super Bowl XXII, where he helped them clinch the championship. He became the second African-American starting quarterback and the shortest quarterback to win the Super Bowl.

In 2014, Wilson helped Seahawks return to the Super Bowl, becoming the first team to do so since 2004. However, they lost out to New England Patriots in the final despite a good fight. Wilson continued to play for Seattle Seahawks as the starting quarterback in every game until the 2021 season when he suffered an injury.

There was already tension between him and the team, following poor performance and a string of poor management decisions. After Wilson and his agent expressed interest in a trade, the situation became more charged. In March 2022, Wilson was traded by the Seahawks to Denver Broncos.

To acquire the quarterback, Broncos offered several veterans and draft pics, a testament to Wilson’s impressive talent. Wilson is yet to make a debut for the Broncos but will be in the starting line-up once the 2022 season starts. The team is counting for a repeat of Russell Wilson’s impressive stats over the years to push them to the Super Bowl championship.

Wife and children

Wilson is married to American singer/songwriter Ciara Princess Wilson. The couple met in 2015 during a University of Wisconsin basketball game. At the time, they had just come out of serious relationships.

Wilson had just divorced his first wife (and high school sweetheart) Ashton Meem, while Ciara had broken off with her then-fiancé, American rapper Future. Russell Wilson and Ciara were engaged a year after dating and tied the knot a few months later.

The wedding took place in England, attended by family, friends, and several A-list celebrities. The couple is blessed with three children – Future Zahir (from Ciara’s previous relationship), Sienna Princess Wilson, and Win Harrison Wilson.

Russell Wilson
Quarterback Russell Wilson poses with his family (L-R), Sienna, Future, Win and Ciara following an introductory press conference at UCHealth Training Center. Photo: Justin EdmondsSource: Getty Images

Net worth and earnings

What is Russell Wilson’s net worth? The NFL quarterback is worth an estimated $135 million. Most of the money is from his salary as a pro-NFL player, where he currently earns an estimated $35 million a year.

On top of that, he has several endorsement deals with companies such as Pepsi, Nike, Microsoft, Duracell, Braun, and United Way. He also owns several business ventures, which bring him considerable income.

House and cars

Wilson’s family live in Colorado, where they moved after the quarterback’s recent trading. The family owns an 11,000 square foot home in the Englewood neighbourhood. It is a luxurious mansion with six bedrooms, nine baths, and amenities such as a swimming pool and tennis court.

The family also owns other properties – a seven-bedroom, 10,000 square foot mansion in Lakeview, Seattle, and a Spanish-style villa in San Diego. Russel also owns a fleet of expensive supercars. He drives a Mercedes Benz G-Class (worth $135,000), fitted with after-market upgrades such as a custom voice recognition system. He also owns a luxury Audi, Range Rover, and Tesla.

Russel Wilson’s fast facts

  1. Who is Russell Wilson? He is an American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos.
  2. How old is Russell Wilson? Russell is 33 years old as of 22 since he was born on 29th November 1988.
  3. Who are Russell Wilson’s parents? His parents are Harrison Benjamin Wilson III (father), a lawyer, and Tammy Wilson (mother), a nurse director.
  4. Does Russell Wilson have any siblings? Yes, he has an older brother, Harrison IV, and a younger sister, Anna (a basketball player at Stanford).
  5. Which teams have Russell Wilson played for? He has played for Seattle Seahawks (2012 to 2021) and Denver Broncos (2022 to present).
  6. Is Russell Wilson married? Yes, he is married to American R&B singer Ciara Princess Wilson. Previously, he was married to Ashton Meem and divorced in April 2014.
  7. How much is Russell Wilson’s net worth? The player has an estimated net worth of $135 million as of 2022.

Russel Wilson was always destined for great things as a stellar student and an excellent athlete in not one but two sports. However, after turning down an offer to play professional baseball, he started his football career with uncertainty. Nonetheless, he managed to shut down critics, becoming one of the top NLF quarterbacks.

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