Russell Wilson was named Seattle’s starting quarterback on August 26, 2012 and since then has continued to earn the respect of his teammates and opponents. In his rookie season, Wilson led the Seahawks to a 11-5 regular season record, divisional round of the NFL playoffs, and was voted the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year. After a tough win over St. Louis his team is 7-1 and first in the NFC West. Pro Player Insiders Melissa Mahler sat down with him shortly after he was drafted and learned a few things you still might not know about Seattle’s star quarterback.
Q: What are your 5 favorite things outside of football?
A: I just got married, so spending time with my wife is number 1. I also love to spend time with my two dogs: Penny and Cali. I also love going go church and love going to the movies. Whenever I have the opportunity I love to watch my sister play basketball.
Q: What kind of dogs do you have?
A: Penny is a Beagle. Cali is a Dotson.
Q: What are your 5 Favorite foods?
A: Some type of fish, lasagna, chicken
Q: 5 players you look forward to playing with or against
- Drew Brees
- Tom Brady
- Philip Rivers
- Peyton Manning
- Aaron Rogers
Q: Top 5 songs right now?
- I’m gonna be ready – Yolanda Adams
- PYT – Michael Jackson
- Forever mine – The OJ’s
- Never too much
This month Wilson’s team and coaches produced a video Called the “The Making of a Champion Seattle Seahawks” in which Wilson describes how he became a Christian.
He says, “I had a dream one night I was at … football camp … my parents were supposed to pick me up on Sunday to go to church,” he said. “I had a dream that my dad passed away and that Jesus came into the room and he was just knocking on my door saying, ‘Hey you need to find out more about me.’”
While Wilson’s parents regularly took him to church, it was this dream that inspired him to change. The next day, went to church with his parents and he accepted the Christian faith.
You can watch the whole video below to hear Wilson’s story of faith as well as those of his teammates and coaches.
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