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Russell Wilson Biography; Net Worth, Nationality, Age, Height, Wife, Fantasy Names, Contracts

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Russell Carrington Wilson, the American football quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football league is 31 years old, born on November 29, 1988, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Russell, previously used to play football in college at the University of Wisconsin during 2011. However, he had a career breakthrough when he was selected by the Seahawks as the 12th pick in the third round of the 2012 National Football League Draft.

 His Early Stages In Life

Russell Carrington Wilson, his given birth name, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on November 29, 1988. His parents were Harrison Benjamin Wilson III, his father, and a lawyer and Tammy Wilson (nee Turner), his mother, and a legal nurse consultant. Russell spent most of his childhood in Richmond, Virginia.

Russell has an older brother named Harrison IV, and also a younger sister named Anna. He gained his passion for football at a very early age. Russell is an American with mixed ethnic background and culture of African-American and Native American. Russell attended a preparatory school called Collegiate in Richmond, Virginia. During his junior years in school, he threw a maximum of 3,287 yards and 40 touchdowns. And as a senior, he threw 3,009 yards, 34 touchdowns, and seven interceptions.

Russell Wilson
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Russell Wilson Stats, Football Career, and Contracts

Russell Wilson had the opportunity to attend Caroline State University in 2006. He played for the NC state which made him the very first freshman quarterback to win All-ACC first-team honors. Russell had a desire to play baseball but his coach Tom O’Brien strongly disapproved of it. However, in 2010, Russell was drafted by the Colorado Rockies for Major League baseball. Due to some issues with his coach, Russell transferred to the University of Wisconsin for his final year of college.

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Russell led his team during his senior year and won the Big 10 Conference title. Russell set a new NCCA record owing to his previous skills. In May 2012, Seahawks signed Russell on a four-year contract. He played his first pre-season against Kansas City Chefs. The NFL’s performance-based pay program awarded Russell with $222,000 for his impressive performance during his first season. Wilson ended the season of the Super Bowl with a magnanimous performance with a personal score of 26 touchdowns passes and 9 interceptions.

In 2015, Wilson’s contract was extended to 4 years by the Seahawks. Russell set and broke many amazing records, as one of them being the only quarterback in the history of the National Football League to throw 3+ touchdowns games without being intercepted in 5 consecutive games. Russell Wilson also happens to be the face of many brands such as Alaska Airlines, Microsoft, Duracell, Pepsi, and others. In 2018, he was named to the Pro Bowl for 5th consecutive time in his career, thereby replacing Aaron Rodgers.

Age, Height, Weight

Born on November 29, 1988, Russell is 31 years old with a height of 5 feet 11 inches and a weight of 94 kg.

Russell Wilson Net Worth

Russell has an estimated net worth of $45 million and a salary at about $12.5 million. He also earns $6,500,00 from his endorsement deals.

Russell Wilson, Wife and Baby

Russell Wilson is married. In early 2015, he began dating Ciara, the R&B Singer. They announced their engagement on March 11, 2016, and got married on July 6, 2016, at the Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England. The couple have a daughter called Sierra Princess Wilson. She was born on April 28, 2017.

Previously, Russell was married to Ashton Meem. They got married in January 2012 and divorced in April 2014.

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