Russell Wilson who was born on March 24, 1976, has played for the Seattle Seahawks and been in the NFL since 2012. He led the Seattle Seahawks on a mission of destruction against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII and proved to the world that he belongs in the conversation as one of the elite QBs in the NFL.
10 interesting facts about the football player, Russell Wilson.
Russell Wilson Facts #1:
Russell Wilson has the record for most passing yards for a rookie in a playoff game.
Russell Wilson Facts #2:
Russell Wilson has a Bus named after him called the “Bussell Wilson,” which the fans painted in the Seattle Seahawks colors. It is used to tailgate and recently won the license plate 00003 which Bussell Wilson will have on its bumper like Russell Wilson wears on his uniform.
Russell Wilson Facts #3:
Russell Wilson finished in the top 10 in the 2011 Heisman trophy voting.
Russell Wilson Facts #4:
Russell Wilson broke Ben Roethlisberger rookie QB rating of 98.1 by posting a 100.0 helped by a final month passer rating of 115.2.
Russell Wilson Facts #5:
Russell Wilson tied Peyton Manning’s rookie record of throwing for 26 TDs. Threw for 3 TDs in the pro Bowl and was just the sixth rookie in NFL history to win a playoff game.
Russell Wilson Facts #6:
Russell Wilson is well respected for his work ethic. Pete Carroll said, ” He’ll be the first guy in the film room and he’ll be the last guy to leave the building. That’s just what he is.”
Russell Wilson Facts #7:
Russell Wilson has been drafted three times by Major League Baseball teams. Once in 2007, in the 41st round by he Baltimore Orioles. The second time was by the Colorado Rockies in the 4th round of the 2010 MLB Draft. The third time was the past December when the Texas Rangers chose Russell Wilson in the minor league portion of the Rule 5 draft costing them $12k in compensation to the Colorado Rockies.
Russell Wilson Facts #8:
Russell Wilson entire 2013 salary the year he guided the Seahawks to the Super Bowl victory was just $526,000. Peyton Manning who was the QB on the losing team, The Denver Broncos, made a weekly salary that not only topped Wilson yearly but was 50% greater at $882,000 a week.
Russell Wilson Facts #9:
Holds two NFL records, Most wins in his first two seasons in the NFL totaling 24 and most wins in the first two years including the playoffs totaling 28.
Russell Wilson Facts #10:
First QB in 50 years to post a 100+ passer rating in his first two years in the NFL and first QB to be elected his first two years to the Pro Bowl.
Sources: CNN, Sporting News, Biography, ESPN, jockbio, ducksters, Forbes
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