Russell Wilson

Russell Carrington Wilson (born November 29, 1988)[3][4][5] is an American football quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). 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 (191.8) and led the team to a Big Ten title and the 2012 Rose Bowl.[6] Wilson also played football and baseball for North Carolina State University from 2008 to 2010 before transferring to Wisconsin. He played minor league baseball for the Tri-City Dust Devils in 2010 and the Asheville Tourists in 2011 as a second baseman.[7]

Wilson was selected by the Seahawks with the 12th pick in the third round (75th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.[8] In 2012, he tied Peyton Manning's record for most passing touchdowns by a rookie (26) and was named the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year.[1] In 2013, he led the Seahawks to their first ever Super Bowl victory in Super Bowl XLVIII over the Denver Broncos, and in 2014, led them to a second straight Super Bowl berth. Wilson has won more games (65) 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.[9][10] On July 31, 2015, 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.[11]

Russell Wilson
refer to caption
Wilson in October 2014
No. 3 – Seattle Seahawks
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born:November 29, 1988 (age 30)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Collegiate School
(Richmond, Virginia)
College:Wisconsin
NC State
NFL Draft:2012 / Round: 3 / Pick: 75
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Passer rating:100.3
TDInt:196–63
Completion %:64.2
Passing yards:25,624
Rushing yards:3,651
Rushing touchdowns:16
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Early life and background

Wilson was born at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati,[12] and grew up in Richmond, Virginia, the son of Harrison Benjamin Wilson III, a lawyer, and Tammy Wilson (née Turner), a legal nurse consultant.[13][14][15] He has an older brother, Harrison IV, and a younger sister, Anna.[16] 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.[13][17]

Wilson's great-great-grandfather was a slave to a Confederate colonel and was freed after the American Civil War.[18] Wilson's paternal grandfather, Harrison B. Wilson Jr., is a former president of Norfolk State University who played football and basketball at Kentucky State University, and his paternal grandmother, Anna W. Wilson, was on the faculty at Jackson State University.[19] Wilson's maternal grandfather was noted painter A. B. Jackson.[20] According to genetic admixture analysis, Wilson is 62% African, 36% European, 1% West Asian, and 1% Central Asian.[21][22][23] Due to his European ancestry, his family lineage has been traced back to 524 A.D. to Saint Arnulf of Metz, via Charlemagne, from whom all with European ancestry descend.[24][25][26][27][28]

Wilson's father played football and baseball at Dartmouth and was a wide receiver for the San Diego Chargers preseason squad in 1980. Wilson's brother, Harry, played football and baseball at the University of Richmond, and his sister Anna plays basketball for Stanford.[29][30][31][32][33]

Wilson's father died on June 9, 2010 at age 55 due to complications from diabetes.[29]

High school career

Wilson attended Collegiate School, a preparatory school in Richmond, Virginia.[3] As a junior in 2005, he threw for 3,287 passing yards and 40 passing touchdowns and rushed for 634 rushing yards and 15 rushing touchdowns. He was named an all-district, all-region, and all-state player. Wilson was twice named the Richmond Times-Dispatch Player of the Year.[34]

As a senior, he threw for 3,009 passing yards, 34 passing touchdowns, and seven interceptions. In addition, he rushed for 1,132 yards and 18 touchdowns. That year, he was named an all-conference and all-state player as well as conference player of the year. He was featured in Sports Illustrated magazine for his performance in the state championship game win.[34] Wilson also served as his senior class president.[35]

In addition to playing football, Wilson was also a member of the Collegiate School basketball and baseball teams.[36]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Russell Wilson
QB
Richmond, Virginia Collegiate School 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 4.53 Jul 23, 2006 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
2 stars
   Rivals:
2 stars
   247SportsN/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 67 (QB)   Rivals: NR (QB), NR (Virginia)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2007 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved October 7, 2011.

Wilson committed to North Carolina State University on July 23, 2006.[37] He also received a football scholarship offer from Duke University.[38]

College football career

NC State

Wilson redshirted during the 2007 season at NC State. In 2008, Wilson initially split time at quarterback with senior Daniel Evans and junior Harrison Beck. However, Evans and Beck saw no regular season action after Week 2 and Week 5, respectively. Thereafter, Wilson led the team to a 4–3 record in the regular season which NC State finished out on a four-game winning streak. During a win over East Carolina, Wilson threw for 201 yards and three touchdowns. He threw for two touchdowns in each of the last six games in the regular season.[39]

In the 2008 PapaJohns.com Bowl against Rutgers, Wilson threw for 186 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 46 yards before halftime. Late in the first half, he scrambled to the Rutgers' four-yard line, where he was tackled and suffered a knee sprain. With Wilson sitting out the remainder of the game, his replacements threw a combined total of three interceptions with NC State eventually losing, 23–29.[40] Over the course of the season, he completed 150 of 275 attempts for 1,955 yards and 17 touchdowns with just one interception. He also recorded 116 carries for 394 yards and four touchdowns.[39] The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) named him the first-team All-ACC quarterback. It was the first time in the conference's history that a freshman quarterback was named to the first team.[41]

Prior to the 2009 season, Wilson was named as the quarterback on the pre-season all-ACC football team on July 12. On September 19, Wilson broke Andre Woodson's all-time NCAA record of 325 consecutive pass attempts without an interception against Gardner–Webb. The 379-pass streak ended in a game against Wake Forest on October 3.[42] Wilson held the record until November 10, 2012, when it was broken by Louisiana Tech quarterback Colby Cameron.[43] Wilson was named honorable mention All-ACC in 2009.[44]

Wilson led the 2010 Wolfpack to a 9–4 season that included a 23–7 win over West Virginia in the 2010 Champs Sports Bowl. He led the ACC in passing yards per game (274.1) and total offensive yards per game (307.5). He was named second-team All-ACC and runner-up for ACC Football Player of the Year.[44] In May 2010, 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.[45][46][47][48][49]

Transfer

In January 2011, Wilson announced that he would report to spring training with the Colorado Rockies organization.[50] NC State head coach Tom O'Brien expressed reservations with Wilson's decision, saying "Russell and I have had very open conversations about his responsibilities respective to baseball and football. While I am certainly respectful of Russell's dedication to baseball these last several years, within those discussions I also communicated to him the importance of his time commitment to NC State football."

O'Brien and his staff reached out to NFL coaches and general managers on Wilson's behalf, but he failed to receive an invitation to the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.[51]

On April 29, 2011, O'Brien announced that Wilson had been granted a release from his football scholarship with one year of eligibility remaining.[52]

Wisconsin

Badgers and Russell Wilson at Purdue endzone
Wilson and the Badgers threaten the Purdue Boilermakers end zone in 2011

On June 27, 2011, Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema announced that Wilson had committed to Wisconsin for the 2011 season.[53] In the season opener against UNLV, Wilson passed for 255 yards and two passing touchdowns in a 51–17 victory. He also rushed for 62 yards, including a 46-yard touchdown run.[54] At the end of the regular season, Wilson was named first team All-Big Ten by both the coaches and media. He also won the Griese-Brees Big Ten Quarterback of the Year award.[55]

In the inaugural Big Ten Championship Game on December 3, Wilson threw for three touchdowns and led the Badgers to a 42–39 win over the Michigan State Spartans. Wilson was named the game's Grange-Griffin MVP.[56] In December 2011, 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.[57][58]

In the 2012 Rose Bowl against the Oregon Ducks on January 2, 2012, Wilson had 19 pass completions on 25 attempts for 296 yards, 18 rushing yards, and 3 touchdowns (2 passing, 1 rushing) as the Badgers lost by a score of 38–45.[59] Wilson finished the season with 33 passing touchdowns, which set the single season record at Wisconsin and was the second-most in Big Ten history behind Drew Brees during the 1998 season at Purdue (39).[60] Wilson also set the single season FBS record for passing efficiency (191.8).[61] On January 28, 2012, Wilson completed his college football career at the 2012 Senior Bowl.[62]

Statistics

Year School Passing Rushing
Comp Att Yds TD Int Pct Eff Att Yds Avg TD
2008 NC State 150 275 1,955 17 1 54.5 133.9 116 394 3.4 4
2009 NC State 224 378 3,027 31 11 59.3 147.8 103 260 2.5 4
2010 NC State 308 527 3,563 28 14 58.4 127.5 143 435 3.0 9
2011 Wisconsin 225 309 3,175 33 4 72.8 191.8 79 338 4.3 6
College totals 907 1,489 11,720 109 30 60.9 147.2 441 1,427 3.2 23

Professional football career

On January 16, 2012, Wilson began training for the NFL Scouting Combine at the IMG Madden Football Academy in Bradenton, Florida.[63][64] Prior to the 2012 NFL Draft, Wilson had been projected by NFL scouts and analysts to be a middle-round pick.[65] In February 2012, former NFL quarterback and director of the IMG Madden Football Academy Chris Weinke said of Wilson, "If he was 6–5, he'd probably be the No. 1 pick in the draft."[63] On April 11, 2012, ESPN Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden said, "The only issue with Russell Wilson is his height. That might be the reason he's not picked in the first couple rounds."[66]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad Wonderlic
5 ft 10 58 in
(1.79 m)
203 lb
(92 kg)
31 in
(0.79 m)
10 14 in
(0.26 m)
4.55 s 4.09 s 6.97 s 34 in
(0.86 m)
9 ft 10 in
(3.00 m)
28[67]
All values from NFL Combine[68]

2012: Rookie season

Russell Wilson vs Vikings, November 4, 2012
Wilson against the Minnesota Vikings on November 4, 2012

On April 27, 2012, Wilson was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the third round (75th pick overall) of the draft.[69] He was the sixth quarterback to be selected that year.[70] The Seahawks received significant criticism for their selections in the 2012 draft, and for picking Wilson in particular, as the Seahawks had just signed free agent Matt Flynn.[71] Wilson signed a four-year, $2.99 million contract with the Seahawks on May 7, 2012.[72] He 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.[73][74] On August 26, 2012, Wilson was named the starting quarterback for the first regular season game after competing with Matt Flynn and Tarvaris Jackson for the position.[75]

On September 9, 2012, Wilson made his regular season debut in a 20–16 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. He had 18 completions on 34 passing attempts for 153 yards, one passing touchdown, and one interception.[76] In the third regular season game, the Seahawks won 14–12 against the Green Bay Packers on a controversial hail mary touchdown pass to Golden Tate.[77] The contentious nature of the replacement officials' decision on the play was widely considered to have been the tipping point that led to an agreement being reached to end the 2012 NFL referee lockout.[78][79]

Wilson earned the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week honors for his stellar week 10 performance in a 28–7 victory over the New York Jets. He had 12 completions on 19 attempts for 188 yards and two touchdowns, along with 7 rushing attempts for 34 yards.[80] He was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week and FedEx Air Player of the Week for his week 13 performance in the 23–17 win over the Chicago Bears.[81] On December 16, in a 50–17 victory over the Buffalo Bills, he had 205 passing yards, one passing touchdown, nine rushes, 92 rushing yards, and a career-high three rushing touchdowns.[82] He earned NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month honors for December 2012 after the Seahawks went 5–0 and he had a passer rating of 115.2.[83]

Wilson finished the 2012 regular season ranked fourth in the NFL in passer rating (100.0), beating the previous rookie record set by Ben Roethlisberger in 2004 (98.1), since broken by Robert Griffin III in 2012 (102.4) and Dak Prescott in 2016 (104.9).[84] He threw for 3,118 yards and 26 touchdowns, tying Peyton Manning's record for most touchdowns thrown by a rookie,[85] and rushed for 489 yards and four touchdowns. Wilson's scrambling mobility and ability to extend plays outside the pocket with his legs earned numerous comparisons to Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton.[86][87][88]

Wilson led the Seahawks to the postseason in his rookie year. He made his postseason debut in the NFC Wild Card Round against the Washington Redskins, passing for 187 yards and rushing for 67 yards as the Seahawks rallied for a 24–14 comeback victory.[89] In the Divisional Round against the Atlanta Falcons, Wilson threw for 385 yards and rushed for 60 yards, but the Seahawks lost by a score of 28–30.[90]

Wilson was selected as an alternate for the 2013 Pro Bowl, filling in for Matt Ryan.[91] At the Pro Bowl, Wilson threw 8 completions on 10 attempts for 98 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions for a 147.1 rating.[92]

At the end of the season, Wilson earned a bonus of $222,000 through the NFL's Performance-Based Pay program.[93][94]

2013: Super Bowl season

Russell Wilson at the 2013 Jessie Vetter Classic, July 1, 2013
Wilson at the 2013 Jessie Vetter Classic, July 1, 2013

Wilson's Seahawks opened the 2013 season with the first 4–0 start in franchise history, after which they lost to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 5.[95] The Seahawks then went on a 7-game winning streak, including a 41–20 victory over the Minnesota Vikings where he posted a career-high 151.4 passer rating and culminating in a 34–7 victory over the Saints in Week 13 in which Wilson threw three touchdown passes and earned his second NFC Offensive Player of the Week award.[96][97][98] Over the next three weeks, the Seahawks suffered divisional losses to the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals (the loss to the Cardinals represented Wilson's first home loss as quarterback for the Seahawks), but defeated the Rams in Week 17 to finish the season with a 13–3 record, the NFC West title, and the No. 1 seed in the playoffs.[99] Wilson finished the season with 26 touchdown passes, 9 interceptions, and a 101.2 passer rating, becoming the first quarterback in the Super Bowl era to post a 100+ passer rating in each of his first two seasons. Wilson was named to his second Pro Bowl on December 27, 2013.[100] In the Divisional Round, the Seahawks defeated the New Orleans Saints by a score of 23–15. On January 19, 2014, Wilson and the Seahawks defeated the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship by a score of 23–17, advancing to Super Bowl XLVIII.[101] Wilson threw for 206 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions for a 123.1 passer rating in a 43–8 rout of the Denver Broncos.[102] With the victory, Wilson became just the second black starting quarterback to win a Super Bowl, joining Super Bowl XXII winner Doug Williams.[103] At 5'11" tall, he also became the shortest quarterback to win a Super Bowl, shorter than Len Dawson, Joe Theismann, and Drew Brees (all 6'0").[104]

Wilson earned a bonus of $169,141.73 for the 2013 season through the NFL's Performance-Based Pay program.[105]

Russell Wilson with Lombardi Trophy
Wilson with the Lombardi Trophy at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on February 5, 2014

2014: Return to the Super Bowl

On September 21, 2014, Wilson led the Seahawks on an 80-yard touchdown drive in overtime to defeat the Denver Broncos, 26–20, in a Week 3 rematch of the previous season's Super Bowl.[106] On October 6, 2014, against the Washington Redskins, Wilson set a new Monday Night Football record for rushing yards by a quarterback in a single game with 122.[107] The Seahawks clinched a playoff spot in Week 16 when the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Indianapolis Colts by a score of 42–7, eliminating the Philadelphia Eagles from postseason contention and allowing the Seahawks to clinch before their Sunday Night Football matchup. On December 21, 2014, Wilson went 20-of-31 and threw for a then-career high 339 yards with two touchdown passes and a rushing touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals in a primetime matchup on Sunday Night Football.[108] Wilson also led the offense in gaining 596 yards, setting a franchise record for most yards gained in a game. The Cardinals had the third best scoring defense heading into Week 16. The Seahawks won 35–6 as they snapped the Cardinals' seven-game home winning streak and regained first place in the NFC West as well as the NFC's #1 seed. The Seahawks defeated the St. Louis Rams 20–6 in Week 17 to clinch the NFC West and the #1 seed for the second consecutive season, securing homefield advantage for the entirety of the NFC playoffs.[109][110]

Wilson led the Seahawks to a 31–17 home win over the Carolina Panthers in the Divisional Round, making the Seahawks the first defending Super Bowl Champion to win a playoff game since the 2005 Patriots.[111] The Seahawks hosted the Green Bay Packers in their second consecutive NFC Championship. Wilson threw 3 first half interceptions while completing only two passes to his own team as the Seahawks fell behind 16–0 at halftime. With the Packers leading 19–7 and five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Wilson threw his fourth interception. From that point onward, Wilson led the Seahawks on an improbable comeback. On the Seahawks' next drive, Wilson ran the ball in for a touchdown to cut the deficit to 19–14. After a successful onside kick recovery, Wilson led the Seahawks down the field, and Lynch ran in to give the Seahawks a 20–19 lead. Wilson completed a 15-yard two-point conversion pass to Luke Willson to make it 22–19 Seahawks. The Packers tied it up with a field goal at the end of regulation and forced overtime. The Seahawks won the coin toss, and the offense took the field. Wilson led the Seahawks on an 80-yard drive that was capped by a 35-yard game-winning touchdown pass to Kearse.[112] The Seahawks completed their largest postseason comeback in franchise history as they clinched a Super Bowl berth.

The Seahawks became the first defending champion to return to the Super Bowl since the 2004 Patriots. They faced the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX, where they were defeated by a final score of 28–24. Although the Seahawks led 24–14 heading into the fourth quarter, the Patriots scored two consecutive touchdowns as they took a four-point lead with 2:02 remaining. Wilson led the Seahawks to the Patriots' one-yard line with 25 seconds remaining, but Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler intercepted a pass intended for Ricardo Lockette, sealing the victory for the Patriots.[113]

2015: Breaking franchise records

Russell Wilson vs Ravens 2015
Wilson against the Baltimore Ravens in 2015

On July 31, 2015, the Seahawks and Wilson agreed to a 4-year, $87.6 million contract extension.[114] In the season opener, he had a career-high 32 completions on 41 attempts for 251 passing yards, one touchdown, and one interception in a 34–31 overtime loss to the St. Louis Rams.[115] In the first nine games of the season, Wilson threw 10 touchdown passes and seven interceptions. Over the next five games, Wilson threw 19 touchdowns and no interceptions, becoming the only quarterback in NFL history to throw 3+ touchdown passes and no interceptions in five consecutive games.[116] After a 2–4 start to the season, Wilson led the Seahawks to win seven of their next eight games and clinch a fourth consecutive playoff appearance in their Week 15 win over the Cleveland Browns.[117][118] In that stretch of games was a 39–30 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers where he was 21 of 30 for 345 yards and a career-high five passing touchdowns and no interceptions.[119] and a 35–6 victory over the Baltimore Ravens where he was 23 of 32 for 292 yards and another five passing touchdown performance.[120] His strong performance over the second half of the season, even after losing star running back Marshawn Lynch and tight end Jimmy Graham, led many analysts to consider Wilson an MVP candidate.[121]

Wilson broke numerous Seahawks single season passing records in 2015, including most passing yards (4,024), most passing touchdowns (34), and highest passer rating (110.1).[122] He 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.[123][124] Wilson's 51.7% deep ball completion percentage was the highest among NFL quarterbacks.[125] On December 22, 2015, Wilson was named to his third Pro Bowl.[126] He was ranked 17th on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.[127]

The Seahawks traveled to Minnesota to face the Minnesota Vikings in the Wild Card Round. The temperature at kickoff was −6 °F (−25 °F wind chill), making it the third coldest game in NFL history.[128] Wilson struggled in the sub-zero temperatures, throwing for 142 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. The Vikings missed a short field goal in the last minute, allowing the Seahawks to advance to the Divisional Round to face the 15–1 Carolina Panthers.[129] Down 31–0 at the half, Wilson helped lead a furious comeback attempt, but the Panthers won 31–24, denying Wilson and the Seahawks their third consecutive in the NFC Championship and a shot at a third consecutive Super Bowl appearance. In that game, Wilson threw for 366 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions.[130]

Wilson was drafted first overall by Team Irvin in the 2016 Pro Bowl draft,[131] and in the game threw eight completions on 12 attempts for 164 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions for a 149.3 rating.[132] He was named the Pro Bowl offensive MVP.[133]

2016: Playing injured

The Seahawks had a solid 2016 season with Wilson at the helm. However, Wilson drew two minor injuries: his ankle during Week 1 against the Miami Dolphins after getting stepped on by defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh,[134] and his left knee against the San Francisco 49ers during Week 3 after a takedown by linebacker Eli Harold.[135] The injuries hampered Wilson's trademark mobility, and many speculated that he would be rested in order to properly recover.[136]

Regardless, Wilson started all 16 games in the season. On November 20, against the Philadelphia Eagles, he had a 15-yard touchdown reception on a pass from Doug Baldwin on a trick play.[137] The team finished with a 10–5–1 record and won the NFC West.[138] Wilson put together a season where he recorded a career-high 4,219 passing yards, 21 passing touchdowns, 259 rushing yards, and one rushing touchdown.[139] The Seahawks made the playoffs, where they defeated the Detroit Lions in the Wild Card Round.[140] The win gave Wilson his eighth playoff victory.[141] However, they fell to the eventual NFC champion Atlanta Falcons in the Divisional Round at the Georgia Dome.[142] He was ranked 24th by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017.[143]

2017: Missing the playoffs

On September 5, 2017, Wilson was voted Seahawks offensive captain for the fifth consecutive season.[144] In Week 3, in a 33–27 loss to the Tennessee Titans, he was 29 of 49 for 373 passing yards and four passing touchdowns.[145] In Week 8 against the Houston Texans, Wilson posted an astounding performance, going 26 of 41 for a career-high 452 passing yards and four touchdowns in a matchup where both him and Deshaun Watson each threw over 400 yards. Wilson also rushed for 30 yards, totaling 482 yards of offense in the 41–38 victory.[146] With his strong performance, Wilson earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week.[147] On December 21, 2017, the Seahawks were fined $100,000 for failure to properly apply the concussion protocol on a hit Wilson sustained during the Week 10 win over the Arizona Cardinals.[148]

In Week 12, with the win over San Francisco, Wilson became the winningest quarterback in a player’s first six seasons with 63 wins, surpassing Joe Flacco.[149] Next week, with his 15-yard touchdown throw to running back J. D. McKissic, the third of his game, Wilson tied Eli Manning in 2011 for the most fourth quarter touchdowns in a single season with 15.[150] He went 20 for 31 for 227 yards and three touchdowns in that game, earning him NFC Offensive Player of the Week.[151] On December 19, 2017, Wilson was named to his fourth Pro Bowl.[152]

The Seahawks ended the season with nine wins, ending Wilson's streak of five consecutive seasons with double-digit wins and a playoff appearance. He threw for 34 touchdown passes, finishing the season as the league's leader in touchdowns thrown.[153][154] With 586 rushing yards, he also finished the season as the team's leading rusher.[155][156] Wilson was ranked 11th by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018.[157]

2018: Return to the playoffs

With the Seahawks having lost many Pro Bowl starters in the offseason such as Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett, Kam Chancellor, Jimmy Graham and Richard Sherman, and having star safety Earl Thomas injured in beginning of the regular season, many considered the team a long shot to return to the playoffs.[158] In addition to dealing with a re-tooled roster, Wilson also had a new offensive coordinator in Brian Schottenheimer, who replaced Darrell Bevell.[159]

Wilson was once again named as a captain for the Seahawks going into the 2018 season.[160] He started the season with 298 passing yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions in a 27–24 loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 1.[161] In Week 3, against the Dallas Cowboys, he helped lead the Seahawks to their first victory of the season with 192 passing yards and two touchdowns.[162] In Weeks 5–8, against the Los Angeles Rams, Oakland Raiders, and Detroit Lions, he had three consecutive games with three passing touchdowns.[163][164][165] In Week 13, against the San Francisco 49ers, he had 185 passing yards and four touchdowns in the 43–16 victory.[166]

In Week 16, the Seahawks faced off against the top-seeded Kansas City Chiefs on NBC Sunday Night Football. Wilson out-dueled the season's eventual MVP Patrick Mahomes to lead the team to a 38–31 victory. This not only ensured another winning season for the Seahawks, but also defied early season expectations by returning to the post-season after a one-year absence.[167] Wilson finished the season with 35 touchdowns and a 110.9 passer rating, both personal and franchise bests.[168] He also set career franchise records with most quarterback regular season wins (75) and most touchdowns (196).[169] As the #5-seed in the NFC, the Seahawks faced off against the Dallas Cowboys in the Wild Card Round. Wilson passed for 233 yards and one passing touchdown to go along with a rushing touchdown as the Seahawks fell 24–22.[170]

Wilson was named to the Pro Bowl for the fifth time in his career, replacing Aaron Rodgers.[171]

NFL career statistics

Regular season

Season Team Games Passing Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Comp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Sck SckY Rate Att Yds Avg TD Fum Lost
2012 SEA 16 16 252 393 64.1 3,118 7.9 26 10 33 203 100.0 94 489 5.2 4 6 3
2013 SEA 16 16 257 407 63.1 3,357 8.2 26 9 44 272 101.2 96 539 5.6 1 10 5
2014 SEA 16 16 285 452 63.1 3,475 7.7 20 7 42 242 95.0 118 849 7.2 6 11 0
2015 SEA 16 16 329 483 68.1 4,024 8.3 34 8 45 265 110.1 103 553 5.4 1 7 3
2016 SEA 16 16 353 546 64.1 4,219 7.7 21 11 41 293 92.6 72 259 3.6 1 8 2
2017 SEA 16 16 339 553 61.3 3,983 7.2 34 11 43 322 95.4 95 586 6.2 3 14 3
2018 SEA 16 16 280 427 65.6 3,448 8.1 35 7 51 355 110.9 67 376 5.6 0 10 2
Total 112 112 2,095 3,261 64.2 25,624 7.9 196 63 299 1,952 100.3 645 3,651 5.7 16 66 18

Playoffs

Season Team Games Passing Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Comp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Sck SckY Rate Att Yds Avg TD Fum Lost
2012 SEA 2 2 39 62 62.9 572 9.2 3 1 7 48 102.4 15 127 8.5 1 1 1
2013 SEA 3 3 43 68 63.2 524 7.7 3 0 7 22 101.6 11 42 3.8 0 2 1
2014 SEA 3 3 41 72 56.9 724 10.1 6 5 10 58 90.3 17 86 5.1 1 2 0
2015 SEA 2 2 44 74 59.5 506 6.8 4 3 7 54 72.2 8 53 6.6 0 1 0
2016 SEA 2 2 40 60 66.7 449 7.5 4 2 6 31 97.2 9 46 5.1 0 0 0
2018 SEA 1 1 18 27 66.7 233 8.6 1 0 1 7 105.9 3 14 4.7 1 0 0
Total 13 13 225 363 62.0 3,010 8.3 21 11 38 220 94.5 63 368 5.8 3 6 2

Records and achievements

Awards

NFL records

  • Most passing yards in a playoff game by a rookie: 385[176]
  • Most regular season wins by a quarterback in his first two seasons (24); most total wins in first two seasons (28, including playoffs)[177][178]
  • Most regular season wins by a quarterback in his first three seasons: 36[179][180]
  • Most regular season wins by a quarterback in his first four seasons: 46[181]
  • Most regular season wins by a quarterback in his first five seasons: 56 (tied with Matt Ryan)[182]
  • Most regular season wins by a quarterback in his first six seasons: 65[183]
  • Most regular season wins by a quarterback in his first seven seasons: 75[184]
  • First quarterback to throw for 300+ yards and rush for 100+ yards in a single game (vs St. Louis Rams) (10/19/14)[185]
  • Most games 1+ passing touchdowns, season (tied with twelve other players): 16, 2015[186]
  • Most consecutive games with 3+ touchdown passes and no interceptions: 5, 2015[187]
  • 2nd highest passer rating, career (minimum 1,500 attempts): 100.1[188]
  • First and the only quarterback in NFL history to throw 3+ passing touchdowns and no interceptions in five consecutive games[189]
  • First and the only quarterback to have a passer rating of 128.3 or higher in five consecutive games[190]
  • First and the only quarterback in NFL history to have 4,000+ passing yards, 30+ passing touchdowns, and 500+ rushing yards in the same season (2015).[191][192]
  • The shortest quarterback in NFL history to start (XLVIII, XLIX) and win a Super Bowl (XLVIII).[193]

Seattle Seahawks records

  • Highest passer rating, career (minimum 500 attempts): 100.1[194]
  • Highest passer rating, season (minimum 200 attempts): 110.1, 2015[195]
  • Highest passer rating, rookie season (minimum 200 attempts): 100.0[196]
  • Highest passer rating, game (minimum 10 attempts): 158.3, 2018[197]
  • Highest completion percentage, career (minimum 500 attempts): 64.7[198]
  • Highest completion percentage, season (minimum 200 attempts): 68.1, 2015[199]
  • Highest completion percentage, rookie season (minimum 200 attempts): 64.1[200]
  • Highest yards per attempt, career (minimum 500 attempts): 7.98[201]
  • Highest yards per attempt, rookie season (minimum 200 attempts): 7.93[202]
  • Lowest percentage passes had intercepted, career (minimum 500 attempts): 1.97[203]
  • Lowest percentage passes had intercepted, rookie season (minimum 200 attempts): 2.54[204]
  • Most rushing yards by a quarterback, career: 3,651[205]
  • Most rushing yards by a quarterback, season: 849, 2014[206]
  • Most rushing yards by a quarterback, rookie season: 489[207]
  • Highest yard rushing average, career (minimum 400 attempts): 5.6[208]
  • Highest yard rushing average, season (minimum 100 attempts): 7.2[209]
  • Most wins by a starting quarterback, season (tied with Matt Hasselbeck): 13, 2013[210]
  • Most 4th quarter comeback wins in a single season – 4 (2012 and 2013) (tied with Matt Hasselbeck and Dave Krieg)[211]
  • Most game winning drives in a single season – 5 (2012, 2013 and 2014) (tied with Matt Hasselbeck and Dave Krieg)[211]
  • Most passing yards, season: 4,219, 2016[212]
  • Most passing yards, rookie season: 3,118[213]
  • Most passing yards, game: 452 on October 29, 2017[214]
  • Most passing touchdowns, career: 196[215]
  • Most passing touchdowns, season: 35, 2018[216]
  • Most passing touchdowns, rookie season: 26[217]
  • Most passing touchdowns, game (tied with three players): 5 on November 29, 2015 and December 13, 2015[218]
  • Most pass completions, season: 353, 2016[219]
  • Most games, 2+ passing TD's, career: 62[220]
  • Most games, 3+ passing TD's, career: 28[221]
  • Most games, 4+ passing TD's, career: 8[222]
  • Most games, 1+ passing TD's, season (tied with Dave Krieg): 16, 2015[223]
  • Most games, 2+ passing TD's, season: 13, 2018[224]
  • Most games, 3+ passing TD's, season: 7, 2018[225]
  • Most games, 5+ passing TD's, season: 2, 2015[226]
  • Best touchdown pass–interception differential, rookie season: +16 (26 TDs, 10 INTs) (2nd NFL history)[227]
  • First and only quarterback to throw 4,000+ passing yards in a season (2015, 2016)[212]

Baseball career

After graduating from high school, Wilson was selected by the Baltimore Orioles with the fifth pick in the 41st round (1,222nd overall) of the 2007 MLB draft.[228] The Orioles considered Wilson a talent worthy of the first ten rounds, offered Wilson a $350,000 signing bonus, the third-largest they offered a draftee that year after Matt Wieters ($6 million) and Jake Arrieta ($1.1 million).[229] Wilson instead elected to attend NC State that fall. In a 2008 interview, Wilson said, "I was leaning towards [entering the draft], but a college education is something you'll always have."[30]

College baseball

Wilson was a member of the NC State Wolfpack baseball team from 2008–2010, and in the summer of 2009 played for the Gastonia Grizzlies, a collegiate summer baseball team in the Coastal Plain League.[230][231] He hit .282/.384/.415 with five home runs and 30 runs batted in (RBIs) during his collegiate career.

Professional baseball

Russell Wilson
New York Yankees – No. 73
Second baseman
Bats: Right Throws: Right

On June 8, 2010, Wilson was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the fourth round (140th pick overall) of the 2010 MLB draft.[232] That summer he played 32 games as a second baseman for the Tri-City Dust Devils, the Class A Short Season affiliate of the Rockies in the Northwest League. He finished the season with two home runs, 11 RBIs, and a .230 batting average.[7][233]

In the summer of 2011, Wilson played 61 games with the Asheville Tourists, the Class A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies in the South Atlantic League. He hit three home runs with 15 RBIs and a .228 batting average.[7] In January 2012, 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.[234]

On December 12, 2013, Wilson was acquired from the Rockies by the Texas Rangers in the Triple-A phase of the Rule 5 draft.[235] Wilson attended Rangers spring training in Surprise, Arizona in 2014 and 2015.[236][237]

On February 7, 2018, Wilson was traded from the Rangers to the New York Yankees and assigned to the Yankees' Double-A affiliate, the Trenton Thunder.[238] Wilson grew up as a Yankees fan and promised his late father that he would one day wear the Yankees uniform.[239] On March 2, Wilson pinch-hit for Aaron Judge in the fifth inning against the Atlanta Braves, his first appearance in a professional baseball game since 2011. He struck out on five pitches from Braves pitcher Max Fried.[240]

Business ventures and endorsements

On April 26, 2012, Wilson announced he had chosen French/West/Vaughan as his marketing, public relations, and endorsements agency.[241] Since being named the starting quarterback of the Seahawks in August 2012, Wilson has appeared in advertisements for Levi's,[242][243] American Family Insurance,[244][245][246] Pepsi,[247] Nike,[241] Alaska Airlines,[248] Microsoft,[249] Duracell,[250] Braun,[251] Bose,[252] United Way,[253] and Larson Automotive Group.[254]

In 2014, Wilson became part-owner and endorser of Eat the Ball, a European bread company.[247] In 2015, he began endorsing Luvo, a frozen food company, and Reliant Recovery Water.[255][256] On February 29, 2016, Wilson launched Good Man Brand, a clothing line which he co-founded.[257] In August 2016, it was announced that Wilson had partnered with Juice Press to open the company's first Seattle franchise.[258]

On November 14, 2016, Wilson announced he had joined Chris Hansen, Wally Walker, and Erik and Pete Nordstrom as partners in the investment group working to bring a new sports arena to Seattle's SoDo neighborhood for potential NBA and NHL teams.[259]

Wilson in 2017 founded a fan network platform to connect fans with celebrities called TraceMe. TraceMe launched its public beta on September 8, 2017 and announced $9 million in Series A funding with investors including Jeff Bezos' Bezos Expeditions, Alibaba co-founder Joe Tsai and YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley.[260]

On November 20, 2017, football helmet manufacturer VICIS announced a $7 million investment round which included Wilson as an investor.[261]

In June 2018, Wilson and his wife Ciara announced they were joining an effort to bring a Major League Baseball franchise to Portland, Oregon.[262] In July 2018, Wilson became an investor and endorser for Molecule, a mattress company.[263]

In September 2018, Wilson was announced as the next athlete to appear on the cover of the Wheaties cereal box.[264]

In popular culture

Wilson has appeared on the cover of several magazines including Sports Illustrated,[265][266] Sports Illustrated Kids,[267] Rolling Stone,[268] ESPN The Magazine,[269] Men's Fitness,[270] and Men's Health.[271][272]

Rapper Eminem mentions Wilson in his 2013 song, "The Monster":[273]

"It's payback, Russell Wilson falling way back / In the draft, turn nothing into something, still can make that / Straw into gold chump, I will spin Rumpelstiltskin in a haystack"

Wilson has appeared on Late Show with David Letterman,[274] Jimmy Kimmel Live!,[275] Late Night with Seth Meyers, Charlie Rose,[276] and in the 2015 film Entourage.[277] He also hosted the 2015, 2016, and 2017 Kids' Choice Sports Awards on Nickelodeon[278]

Wilson was the keynote speaker for the 2016 commencement ceremony at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.[279]

Personal life

Obama & Abe Greet Russell Wilson & Ciara 2015
Wilson and then-girlfriend (now-wife) Ciara meet Barack Obama and Shinzō Abe at the White House on April 28, 2015.

Wilson met his first wife, Ashton Meem, while they were both high school students. They married in January 2012 and divorced in April 2014.[36][280]

Wilson is married to American R&B singer Ciara. They began dating in early 2015 and announced their engagement on March 11, 2016.[281][282] They were married on July 6, 2016, at the Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England.[283] Their daughter, Sienna Princess Wilson, was born on April 28, 2017.[284] He is stepfather to Ciara’s son Future Zahir.[285]

They have three Great Danes: Prince, Naomi, and Hero.[286]

Wilson is a Christian.[287] His net worth as of October 2016 is $120 million.[288]

Charitable work

Wilson is an active volunteer in the Seattle community. During the NFL season, Wilson makes weekly visits on his days off to the Seattle Children's Hospital, and has also visited with soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.[18][289] In the offseason, Wilson hosts the Russell Wilson Passing Academy, a youth football camp, in several cities. In 2012, proceeds from the camp went to the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association, for which Wilson is the National Ambassador.[290][291][292] In 2013 and 2014, Wilson partnered with Russell Investments for its "Invested with Russell" program, which donated $3,000 to Wilson's charitable foundation for every touchdown he scored.[293]

Wilson co-hosts an annual charity golf event along with NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne at Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, Washington to support various organizations including Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Seattle Children's Hospital.[294][295][296] In August 2016, Wilson's Why Not You Foundation presented a check for $1,060,005 to Seattle Children's Hospital for its Strong Against Cancer initiative.[297]

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2008 PapaJohns.com Bowl

The 2008 PapaJohns.com Bowl was the third edition of the college football bowl game, and was played at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. The game was played starting at 2 PM US CST on Monday, December 29, 2008. The game, telecast on ESPN, pitted the Rutgers Scarlet Knights against the North Carolina State Wolfpack.

The game marked the first ever meeting of the two universities' football programs. NC State led 17-6 at halftime, but crumbled in the second half after losing starting quarterback Russell Wilson to a knee injury. Rutgers won, 29-23.

This was also the first edition of the bowl game not to feature any current or former members of Conference USA. The selection of NC State did have a connection to past bowl games in Birmingham as the Wolfpack had competed in the last All-American Bowl, which was also held at Legion Field in 1990.

2011 Wisconsin Badgers football team

The 2011 Wisconsin Badgers football team represented the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Badgers, led by sixth-year head coach Bret Bielema, are members of the Leaders Division of the Big Ten Conference and played their home games at Camp Randall Stadium. They finished the season 11–3, 7–2 in Big Ten play to be Leaders Division co–champions with Penn State. Due to their head-to-head win over Penn State, the Badgers represented the division in the inaugural Big Ten Championship Game where they defeated Legends Division champion Michigan State 42–39 to become Big Ten Champions. They were invited to the Rose Bowl for the second consecutive year where they were defeated by Oregon 38–45.

2012 Packers–Seahawks officiating controversy

The 2012 Packers–Seahawks officiating controversy, sometimes referred to as the Fail Mary or Inaccurate Reception, arose during the final play of an American football game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL) that occurred on September 24, 2012 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington. In a nationally televised game on ESPN's Monday Night Football, the Seahawks defeated the Packers, 14–12 in controversial fashion.

On the final play of the tightly-contested game, Seattle rookie quarterback Russell Wilson threw a Hail Mary pass into the end zone intended for wide receiver Golden Tate. Both Tate and Packers defender M. D. Jennings got their hands on the ball while both players were still in the air and attempting to gain possession. The two officials near the play initially gave separate signals of touchdown and touchback, before ruling the players had simultaneous possession, resulting in a Seahawks game-winning touchdown. Prior to the catch, Tate shoved Packers cornerback Sam Shields with both hands, which the NFL later acknowledged should have drawn an offensive pass interference penalty that would have negated the touchdown and resulted in a Packers victory. The lack of a pass interference penalty and the ruling of a touchdown via simultaneous catch were widely questioned in the aftermath of the game, drawing comments from the game's announcers, NFL players, and the media. The NFL subsequently released a statement defending the touchdown ruling.

The controversial ending followed weeks of criticism regarding the quality of officiating by replacement officials employed by the NFL during the 2012 NFL referee lockout. Two days after the game, the NFL and the NFL Referees Association announced they had reached an agreement to end the lockout. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged that the negative attention the game drew to the referee situation was an impetus for ending the labor dispute.

2012 Seattle Seahawks season

The 2012 Seattle Seahawks season was the franchise's 37th season in the National Football League and the third under head coach Pete Carroll. The Seahawks had a three quarterback competition with Tarvaris Jackson, Matt Flynn, and Russell Wilson. Jackson was traded to the Bills, and Wilson won the job.

The Seahawks improved upon their record of 7–9 from last season and had their first winning season since 2007. The team was 4–0 during the preseason, and during the regular season, their 11 victories was the third best in franchise history. The Seahawks went undefeated at home for the third time in franchise history, after 2003 and 2005. Additionally, with their victory over the Washington Redskins at FedExField in the wildcard round, the Seahawks won their first road playoff game in almost 30 years. However, despite holding a lead with just 30 seconds left in regulation, the Seahawks lost to the Atlanta Falcons in the divisional round by a score of 30–28.

2013 Pro Bowl

The 2013 Pro Bowl was the National Football League's sixty-third annual all-star game which featured players from the 2012 season. It took place at 2:30 pm Hawaii–Aleutian Time (UTC−10:00; 7:30 pm Eastern Time) on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at the Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The game was televised nationally by NBC in place of CBS. The game was delayed for 30 minutes due to flash flood warnings.John Fox of the AFC West Denver Broncos led the AFC "home team" against a "visiting" NFC team that was coached by the Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy of the NFC North. These coaches were selected for coaching the highest seeded team to lose in the Divisional Round of the playoffs, which has been the convention since the 2009 Pro Bowl. Ed Hochuli was the game referee.Players on the winning team (NFC) each earned $50,000, while players on the losing team (AFC) earned $25,000.The Houston Texans and San Francisco 49ers had the most Pro Bowl selections with nine. The Kansas City Chiefs, despite only winning two games, had six selections. Six teams, the Carolina Panthers, Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams, Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, and San Diego Chargers, had no selections. Three rookie quarterbacks (Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, and Russell Wilson) were selected, which is the most in Pro Bowl history.

2013 Seattle Seahawks season

The 2013 Seattle Seahawks season was the franchise's 38th season in the National Football League, and the fourth under head coach Pete Carroll. With the Seahawks 10th win only eleven weeks into the season, the team secured double digit victories in consecutive seasons for the first time in franchise history. Their 13–3 regular season record is tied with the 2005 season for the best in franchise history. Seattle's defense in 2013 is regarded by many to be among the best ever in NFL history.Seattle entered the 2013 season at 17/2 odds to win Super Bowl XLVIII, just short of the Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers at 6/1. This is despite placing second in the NFC West and dropping its divisional round game against the Atlanta Falcons the previous year. The Seahawks were, by power ranking, ranked the strongest team by an NFL.com analyst before the season and by ESPN analysts after the regular season. The defense led the league in points allowed (231), yards allowed (4,378), and takeaways (39), the first team to lead all three categories since the 1985 Chicago Bears.The Seahawks clinched the NFC's No. 1 seed and homefield advantage throughout the playoffs with their 13–3 record. The Seahawks defeated the New Orleans Saints 23–15 in the Divisional round and the San Francisco 49ers 23–17 in the NFC Championship. In Super Bowl XLVIII, they defeated the Denver Broncos 43–8 for their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history.

2015 Kids' Choice Sports Awards

Nickelodeon's 2nd Annual Kids' Choice Sports Awards was held on July 16, 2015, at the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. Quarterback Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks was the host of the show, which is meant to celebrate kids’ favorites in the sports world. The show aired on Nickelodeon from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. On its original air date, the award show was preceded by a brand new episode of SpongeBob SquarePants and followed by the premiere of Pig Goat Banana Cricket.

2016 Kids' Choice Sports Awards

Nickelodeon's 3rd Annual Kids' Choice Sports Awards was held at the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California on July 14, 2016, and was broadcast three days later on July 17. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson returned as host.

2017 Kids' Choice Sports Awards

Nickelodeon's 4th Annual Kids' Choice Sports Awards was held at the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California on July 13, 2017, and broadcast three days later on July 16. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson returned as host.

49ers–Seahawks rivalry

The 49ers–Seahawks rivalry is an American football rivalry between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks in the National Football League (NFL). As of Week 13 of the 2018 season, the Seahawks lead the all-time series with a record of 25–16, including 1–0 in the playoffs.

The two teams were inter conference rivals until 2002, when the Seahawks returned to the NFC for the first time since their inaugural 1976 season. Prior to 2002, the 49ers led the all-time series 4–2, but since they became NFC West divisional rivals in 2002, the Seahawks lead the series 23-11. The rivalry was once considered not very significant, due to the two teams having little history against each other and with both suffering significant stretches of mediocrity. For example, while the Seahawks won four straight division titles from 2004–2007, the 49ers finished in third or fourth place each season and did not have a winning season from 2003–2010. Likewise, the Seahawks suffered four straight losing seasons from 2008–2011. Despite their stretch of mediocrity, the Seahawks have remained competitive in games against the 49ers in those years, especially games at CenturyLink Field, where their worst loss to the 49ers there was by only ten points in 2006.

The rivalry intensified in 2011, when long-standing college rival coaches — former USC coach Pete Carroll and former Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh — took over as head coaches, with Carroll becoming the Seahawks' coach in 2010, and Harbaugh becoming the 49ers coach the following season. Both teams drafted young, mobile quarterbacks to lead their franchises, Seattle's Russell Wilson and San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick. Both coaches turned their respective franchises into perennial playoff contenders, and from 2010 to 2014, either the Seahawks or the 49ers have claimed the NFC West championship.

The two teams met in the 2013 NFC Championship Game in CenturyLink Field with a trip to Super Bowl XLVIII on the line, with the Seahawks winning by a score of 23–17. The game ended when Seahawks' cornerback Richard Sherman, whom Jim Harbaugh previously coached at Stanford, tipped an end zone pass that led to a game-ending interception. Seattle went on to defeat the Denver Broncos 43–8 in Super Bowl XLVIII to win their first Super Bowl championship. San Francisco had represented the NFC in a losing effort in Super Bowl XLVII the previous season.

Since drafting Russell Wilson, the Seahawks have dominated the rivalry, holding a 12-3 record against the 49ers in that span.

Acting white

In the United States, acting white is a pejorative term, usually applied to black people, which refers to a person's perceived betrayal of their culture by assuming the social expectations of white society. Success in education in particular (depending on one's cultural background) can be seen as a form of "selling out" by being disloyal to one's culture.The term is controversial, and its precise meaning is hard to define. Some minority students are discouraged from achieving in school by the negative prejudices of ethnic peers; such a view has been expressed in articles in The New York Times, Time magazine, and The Wall Street Journal—and by public figures and academics across the political spectrum.

List of Seattle Seahawks records

This article details statistics relating to the Seattle Seahawks NFL football team, including career, single season and game records.

List of Seattle Seahawks starting quarterbacks

These quarterbacks have started at least one game for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. They are listed in order of the date of each player's first start at quarterback for the Seahawks.

NC State Wolfpack football statistical leaders

The NC State Wolfpack football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the NC State Wolfpack football program in various categories, including passing, rushing, receiving, total offense, defensive stats, and kicking. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season, and career leaders. The Wolfpack represent North Carolina State University in the NCAA's Atlantic Coast Conference.

Although NC State began competing in intercollegiate football in 1892, the school's official record book does not generally lists records from before the 1960s, as records from before this decade are often incomplete and inconsistent.

These lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:

Since the 1960s, seasons have increased from 10 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.

The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.

Bowl games only began counting toward single-season and career statistics in 2002. The Wolfpack have played in 10 bowl games since this decision, giving many recent players an extra game to accumulate statistics.These lists are updated through the end of the 2016 season.

Panthers–Seahawks rivalry

The Panthers-Seahawks rivalry is a National Football League (NFL) series between the Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks. Both franchises have combined for 5 Super Bowl appearances, 23 playoff appearances, and 16 division championships (10 for Seattle and 6 for Carolina). Seattle leads the series 9–4, while matches between quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Cam Newton have drawn comparisons to the Tom Brady–Peyton Manning rivalry.

Peter Wilson (sport shooter)

Peter Robert Russell Wilson MBE (born 15 September 1986), is a retired English sport shooter who specialises in the double trap. He is the current world record holder for the event, having scored 198 out of 200 at a World Cup event in Arizona during 2012. A member of the British team for the 2012 Summer Olympics, he was the youngest competitor in the men's double trap event, where he won the gold medal.

Russell Wilson (Canadian politician)

Russell Wilson (July 1864 – November 13, 1936) was a politician and merchant in Saskatchewan, Canada. He had served as a member of the Saskatoon's city council and went on to become the city's mayor in 1926.Wilson was born near Almonte, Ontario to Robert and Jane Wilson. He received his education in Carleton County and, with his family, homesteaded on Beaver Creek near Hanley in 1883. The family had bought 190 acres of land in Beaver Creek. After leaving home, Wilson worked in Moose Jaw, as guide for the transport department during the North-West Rebellion and served as a railway contractor along with his brother from 1884 to 1885. Wilson started merchandising in dray in 1883. From 1893 to 1896, he traded in food and livery along with H. McDonald. Wilson and his brothers sold the property after their parents moved to Saskatoon in 1899. After selling their property Wilson continued his business in partnership with his brother Archibald. The two brothers started Wilson Bros., a livery business; they later sold the company and began trading in carriages, harnesses and automobiles. In 1908, he married Ida Dunham of Brockville. Wilson served as the director of the Saskatoon Milling Company (later sold to Quaker Oats), and the Northwestern Telephone Company. He also served on the Soldier Land Settlement Board in 1919, and on Saskatoon's city council from 1923 to 1925.Wilson was a member of the Saskatoon School Board from 1906 to 1910 and from 1911 to 1912. After the University of Saskatchewan was established in 1907, Wilson became a member of the University's senate in 1914. In November 1925, Wilson was elected mayor of Saskatoon by acclamation, succeeding William Harvey Clare. After he suffered two strokes, the city's council granted him a leave of absence in September 1926. He was the shortest-serving mayor in Saskatoon's history. George Wesley Norman succeeded him. After suffering another stroke Wilson died in 1936. He was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery.His brother James served as the first mayor of Saskatoon after it was incorporated as a town on July 1, 1903.

In 2006 it was found that a joint account (which he shared with a priest) had a total of $938.06 in it and the amount had remained unclaimed for the past 77 years. The account was not interest-bearing, so the balance had not changed since 1929. Whether the account has been claimed or not is unknown.

Steve Largent Award

The Steve Largent Award is given by the Seattle Seahawks annually to the team contributor(s) best exemplifying the spirit, dedication, and integrity of former Seahawk wide receiver Steve Largent.

Wisconsin Badgers football statistical leaders

The Wisconsin Badgers football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Wisconsin Badgers football program in various categories, including passing, rushing, receiving, total offense, defensive stats, and kicking. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season, and career leaders. The Badgers represent the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the NCAA's Big 10 Conference.

Although Wisconsin began competing in intercollegiate football in 1889, the school's official record book considers the "modern era" to have begun in 1946. Records from before this year are often incomplete and inconsistent, and they are generally not included in these lists.

These lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:

Since 1946, seasons have increased from 10 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.

The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.

Bowl games only began counting toward single-season and career statistics in 2002. The Badgers have reached a bowl game every year since then, giving recent players an extra game each year to accumulate statistics.

Similarly, the Badgers have played in the Big Ten Football Championship Game four times since its establishment in 2011.These lists are updated through Wisconsin's game against Miami on December 27, 2018.

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Seattle Seahawks current roster
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Russell Wilson—awards, championships, and honors

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