Russell Wilson’s incredible time at the University of Wisconsin culminated in the 2021 Rose Bowl after he set the single-season record for passing efficiency. Playing baseball and football at NC State prior to his time with the Badgers, the quarterback also led Wisconsin to the 2011 Big Ten title.
Taken in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Wilson has yet to depart his original team, the Seahawks. He’s spent 10 seasons in Seattle, leading the team to two Super Bowls, including a victory in Super Bowl XLVIII over the Denver Broncos. Wilson is one of four quarterbacks in NFL history with a career passer rating of over 100. He’s the third QB in history to throw for 30 touchdowns in four consecutive seasons.
A talented second baseman, Wilson played minor league baseball for the Tri-City Dust Devils and Asheville Tourists in 2010-11. The New York Yankees’ double-A affiliate holds the rights to his professional baseball career.
- Team: Seattle Seahawks
- Position: Quarterback
- Height: 5’11”
- Accomplishments: 2014 Super Bowl champion, seven-time Pro Bowler, 2020 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year
- Drafted: No. 75 overall (third round) in 2005 by the Seattle Seahawks
- Throwing hand: Right
- Nickname: DangeRuss, The Asterisk, Mr. Unlimited, Robot Russell
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