Know About Russell Wilson; NFL, Wife, Contract, Stats, Net Worth, Height

Published Date: 17 Apr, 2019 Updated date: 24 Apr, 2019 By Celebs Podium

After signing a new contract with the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL), Russell Wilson became the highest paid player in the NFL. His new deal with the team extends four year until 2023.

American football quarterback Russell Wilson currently plays for the NFL side Seattle Seahawks. Through his 7 seasons, he has been named to six Pro Bowls and has the record for most wins by an NFL quarterback.

Russell Wilson Bio; Parents, High School, Height, Weight

The Cincinnati native was born as Russell Carrington Wilson on 29 November 1988 to parents Harrison Benjamin Wilson III and Tammy Wilson. His father Harrison was a lawyer and his mother Tammy served as a legal nurse consultant. He grew up with brother, Harrison IV, and a sister, Anna in Richmond, Virginia.

Russell attended Collegiate School, from where he started playing high school football. He was a member of the Collegiate School basketball and baseball teams during his high school. He went to North Carolina State University and later received a football scholarship offer from Duke University.

Moreover, he played football and baseball for North Carolina State University from 2008 to 2010 before his transfer to Wisconsin. He also played minor league baseball for the Tri-City Dust Devils in 2010. The Seahawks giant has a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 meters) and weighs 215 lbs (97 kg).

Career Stats, Contract & Net Worth

Wilson’s NFL career began after being selected by the Seahawks with the 12th pick in the third round (75th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. Since his first 7 NFL seasons, he has been named to six Pro Bowls and has started in two Super Bowls, where he won Super Bowl XLVIII in 2013.

Talking about his career stats, he is the most winning NFL quarterback with 75 wins in 7 seasons. Moreover, he is one of two quarterbacks in NFL history with a career passer rating over 100.


Russell Wilson warms up before the game against the San Francisco 49ers in December 2018 (Picture: Time)

When it comes to earning, Wilson has a staggering net worth of an estimated $45 million, which is set to increase in coming days. On 16 April 2019, he signed a four-year, $140 million contract extension with the Seahawks until 2023 that makes him the highest paid player in the NFL.

Russell celebrated his contract extension along with the employees of the Seattle Seahawks, giving his offensive linemen stock in Amazon. He gave $156,000 worth of stock of 13 linemen as each would get $12,000. He even wrote a letter thanking them for their physical and mental well-being to protect him during the game.

Married Two Times; Children

Well, Russell, aged 30 has been married two times in his life. He married his college sweetheart Ashton Meem in January 2012. But, their marriage lasted only for two years and ended through a divorce in April 2012.

After Ashton, he married American singer and model Ciara Princess Harris, professionally known as Ciara. The couple exchanged the wedding vows on 6 July 2016 at the Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England. They began dating in 2015 and announced their engagement in March 2016.

Regarding his children, Russell and his wife Ciara are the parents of a daughter from their relationship. On 28 April 2017, they welcomed a daughter named Sienna Princess Wilson.


Russell Wilson and his wife Ciera parent two children (Picture: Russell’s Instagram)

Moreover, his wife, Ciara was previously engaged to American rapper Future and welcomed a son Future Zahir Wilburn in 2014.

Recently, Russell celebrated the Easter Sunday 2019 by transforming into a new hairstyle. He posted a video with his wife Ciara, giving some new braids for the Holiday on his Instagram story.

Some Interesting Facts About Russell Wilson

  • Russell’s great-great-grandfather was a slave to a Confederate colonel and was released after the American Civil War.
  • His brother, Harry played football and baseball at the University of Richmond, and his sister Anna plays basketball for Stanford University.
  • Various celebrities were present at his wedding with Ciara such as Kelly Rowland, Jennifer Hudson, and La La Anthony.
  • His father Harrison died because of diabetes in 2010.
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