101 Facts About Russell Wilson

1. Russell Wilson is under club control through the 2019 season and is set to earn $17M next year.

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2. Russell Wilson was the keynote speaker for the 2016 commencement ceremony at the University of Wisconsin—Madison.

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3. Russell Wilson married his long-time girlfriend Ashton Meem in January 2012.

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4. Russell Wilson was the 75th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

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5. Russell Wilson had a salary of $662,000 from Seattle Seahawks in 2014.

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6. Russell Wilson broke numerous Seahawks single-season passing records in the 2015 season.

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7. Russell Wilson is an American football quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League.

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8. Russell Wilson spoke about their relationship during a talk he gave at The Rock Church and admitted to calling his own shot even before meeting Ciara.

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9. Russell Wilson admitted being a father has offered him a new perspective on life.

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10. Russell Wilson was married to Ashton Meem in 2012, but they split in 2014.

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11. Russell Wilson enjoyed an outstanding senior year, leading the Badgers to the Big 10 conference title while setting an NCAA record for passing efficiency.

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12. Russell Wilson married his high school sweetheart Ashton Meem in 2012.

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13. Russell Wilson has become good friends with rapper Macklemore, who happens to be a diehard Seahawks fan from Seattle.

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14. Russell Wilson was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 2007, but he decided to attend NC State instead.

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15. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has only been in the league for less than three years.

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16. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is seen during practice for the 2019 Pro Bowl, Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 in Orlando, Fla.

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17. Russell Wilson was pleased with his and his punter's efforts though.

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18. Russell Wilson was the keynote speaker for the 2016 commencement ceremony at the University of Wisconsin—Madison.

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19. Russell Wilson hosted the 2015, 2016, and 2017 Kids' Choice Sports Awards on Nickelodeon.

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20. Russell Wilson struck out on five pitches from Braves pitcher Max Fried.

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21. Russell Wilson would be named to the Pro Bowl at the end of the year, replacing Aaron Rodgers.

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22. Russell Wilson was named as a captain for the Seahawks going into the 2018 season.

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23. Russell Wilson was ranked 11th by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018.

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24. Russell Wilson went 20 for 31 for 227 yards and three touchdowns in that game, earning him NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

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25. Russell Wilson was ranked 24th by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017.

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26. Russell Wilson was ranked 17th on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.

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27. Russell Wilson became the first Seahawks quarterback to throw for over 4,000 yards in a season, and finished the year with the highest passer rating in the NFL.

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28. Russell Wilson threw for 3,118 yards and 26 touchdowns, tying Peyton Manning's record for most touchdowns thrown by a rookie, and rushed for 489 yards and four touchdowns.

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29. Russell Wilson made his preseason debut against the Tennessee Titans on August 11, 2012 and had his first preseason start on August 24 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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30. Russell Wilson was the sixth quarterback to be selected that year.

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31. Russell Wilson rushed for 62 yards, including a 46-yard touchdown run.

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32. In May 2010, Russell Wilson graduated from NC State in three years with a BA in communication, and took graduate-level business courses in the fall semester during the 2010 football season.

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33. Russell Wilson led the ACC in passing yards per game and total offensive yards per game (307.5).

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34. Russell Wilson recorded 116 carries for 394 yards and four touchdowns.

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35. Russell Wilson was featured in Sports Illustrated magazine for his performance in the state championship game win.

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36. Russell Wilson has an older brother, Harrison IV, and a younger sister, Anna.

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37. Russell Wilson has won more games than any other NFL quarterback in his first six seasons, and has the second highest NFL career passer rating of all time behind Aaron Rodgers, the only other quarterback to have a regular season career passer rating of over 100.

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38. Russell Wilson played minor league baseball for the Tri-City Dust Devils in 2010 and the Asheville Tourists in 2011 as a second baseman.

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39. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson struggled in the first half and missed some big throws, and that meant Pete Carroll pulled out the story about NBA legend Rick Barry to motivate him.

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40. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson discusses what his squad's Thursday.

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41. Russell Wilson will be looking to overcome his struggles against the Packers.

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42. Russell Wilson completed 21 of 31 passes for 225 yards and.

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43. Russell Wilson has done more with less in new-but-not Seahawks' offense.

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44. Russell Wilson threw for 225 yards and his 15-yard touchdown pass to Ed Dickson with 5:08 left was the difference.

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45. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson responds to critics who had low expectations for 'Hawks in '18.

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46. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has insisted that there is no divide in the locker room, with the franchise coming under.

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47. Russell Wilson throws 3 touchdowns, rushes for 92 yards in Seahawks' loss.

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48. Russell Wilson logs his most successful rushing game of 2018.

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49. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson talks to the media about Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny, and his own personal training methods.

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50. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson comments on what we can expect from the Seahawks for the rest of the season.

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51. In the offseason, Wilson hosts the Russell Wilson Passing Academy, a youth football camp, in several cities.

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52. Russell Wilson met his first wife, Ashton Meem, while they were both high school students.

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53. Russell Wilson was the keynote speaker for the 2016 commencement ceremony at the University of Wisconsin—Madison.

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54. In September 2018, Russell Wilson was announced as the next athlete to appear on the cover of the Wheaties cereal box.

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55. In July 2018, Russell Wilson became an investor and endorser for Molecule, a mattress company.

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56. In August 2016, it was announced that Russell Wilson had partnered with Juice Press to open the company's first Seattle franchise.

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57. On February 29, 2016, Russell Wilson launched Good Man Brand, a clothing line which he co-founded.

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58. In 2014, Russell Wilson became part-owner and endorser of Eat the Ball, a European bread company.

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59. On February 7, 2018, Russell Wilson was traded from the Rangers to the New York Yankees and assigned to the Yankees' Double-A affiliate, the Trenton Thunder.

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60. Russell Wilson attended Rangers spring training in Surprise, Arizona in 2014 and 2015.

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61. On December 12, 2013, Russell Wilson was acquired from the Rockies by the Texas Rangers in the Triple-A phase of the Rule 5 draft.

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62. In January 2012, Russell Wilson informed the Rockies that he would be pursuing a career in the NFL and would not report to spring training for the 2012 season.

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63. In the summer of 2011, Russell Wilson played 61 games with the Asheville Tourists, the Class A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies in the South Atlantic League.

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64. On June 8, 2010, Russell Wilson was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the fourth round of the 2010 MLB draft.

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65. In a 2008 interview, Russell Wilson said, "I was leaning towards [entering the draft], but a college education is something you'll always have.

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66. On December 19, 2017, Russell Wilson was named to his fourth Pro Bowl.

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67. On September 5, 2017, Russell Wilson was voted Seahawks offensive captain for the fifth consecutive season.

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68. In that game, Russell Wilson threw for 366 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions.

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69. On December 22, 2015, Russell Wilson was named to his third Pro Bowl.

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70. Over the next 5 games, Russell Wilson threw 19 touchdowns and no interceptions, becoming the only quarterback in NFL history to throw 3+ touchdown passes and no interceptions in 5 consecutive games.

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71. In the first nine games of the season, Russell Wilson threw 10 touchdown passes and 7 interceptions.

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72. On July 31, 2015, the Seahawks and Russell Wilson agreed to a 4-year, $87.6 million contract extension.

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73. Russell Wilson led the Seahawks on an 80-yard drive that was capped by a 35-yard game-winning touchdown pass to Kearse.

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74. On December 21, 2014, Russell Wilson went 20-of-31 and threw for a then-career high 339 yards with 2 touchdown passes and a rushing touchdown against the Cardinals in a primetime matchup on Sunday Night Football.

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75. Russell Wilson earned a bonus of $169,141.73 for the 2013 season through the NFL's Performance-Based Pay program.

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76. With the victory, Russell Wilson became just the second black starting quarterback to win a Super Bowl, joining Super Bowl XXII winner Doug Williams.

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77. Russell Wilson was named to his second Pro Bowl on December 27, 2013.

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78. At the end of the season, Russell Wilson earned a bonus of $222,000 through the NFL's Performance-Based Pay program.

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79. At the Pro Bowl, Russell Wilson threw 8 completions on 10 attempts for 98 yards, 3 touchdowns, and no interceptions for a 147.1 rating.

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80. Russell Wilson was selected as an alternate for the 2013 Pro Bowl, filling in for Matt Ryan.

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81. Russell Wilson signed a four-year, $2.99 million contract with the Seahawks on May 7, 2012.

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82. Prior to the 2012 NFL Draft, Russell Wilson had been projected by NFL scouts and analysts to be a middle-round pick.

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83. On January 28, 2012, Russell Wilson completed his college football career at the 2012 Senior Bowl.

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84. Russell Wilson set the single season FBS record for passing efficiency.

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85. In December 2011, Russell Wilson was named a third team All-American by Yahoo! Sports, and he finished ninth in the voting for the Heisman Trophy with 52 points.

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86. At the end of the regular season, Russell Wilson was named first team All-Big Ten by both the coaches and media.

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87. In January 2011, Russell Wilson announced that he would report to spring training with the Colorado Rockies organization.

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88. Russell Wilson held the record until November 10, 2012, when it was broken by Louisiana Tech quarterback Colby Cameron.

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89. Prior to the 2009 season, Russell Wilson was named as the quarterback on the pre-season all-ACC football team on July 12.

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90. In 2008, Russell Wilson initially split time at quarterback with senior Daniel Evans and junior Harrison Beck.

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91. Russell Wilson started playing football with his father and brother at the age of four, and played his first organized game for the Tuckahoe Tomahawks youth football team in sixth grade.

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92. On July 31, 2015, Russell Wilson signed a four-year, $87.6 million contract extension with the Seahawks, making him, at the time, the second highest paid player in the NFL.

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93. Russell Wilson has won more games than any other NFL quarterback in his first six seasons, and is currently the second highest rated NFL passer of all time behind Aaron Rodgers.

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94. Russell Wilson was selected by the Seahawks with the 12th pick in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

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95. Russell Wilson played football and baseball for North Carolina State University from 2008 to 2010 before transferring to Wisconsin.

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96. Russell Wilson played college football for the University of Wisconsin during the 2011 season, in which he set the single-season FBS record for passing efficiency and led the team to a Big Ten title and the 2012 Rose Bowl.

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97. Russell Wilson has hit his stride and so have the Seattle Seahawks.

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98. Russell Wilson was highly efficient, safe with the football but still took downfield shots.

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99. Russell Wilson posted first perfect passer rating in franchise history vs Lions.

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100. Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes in the second quarter to put the Seahawks ahead and they went on to beat the.

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101. Russell Wilson is off to a good start this season as a passer.

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