During high school days, Russell Wilson was known as the best baseball star. However, he was picked up by Major League Baseball out of high school by Baltimore Orioles. But, Wilson quit the contract and went to NC College and from there he started playing football. He gave surprise to everyone by announcing that he is playing baseball rather than football at a professional level. In the next two years, Wilson was drafted by the minor league baseball. He moved to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and played baseball for another year.
In January 2012, he declared shocking news that he will start taking training for NFL Scouting Combine. He goes into 2012 NFL draft being a projected middle-round pick. Within no time, Wilson was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks as the 75th pick in the third round.
Since then, he has made eye-catching achievements and records because of his wonderful performances such as in 2012 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the year. Moreover, Wilson was the 6th Rookie quarterback to achieve a playoff game in the history of NFL, 2012 Pro Bowl. In 2013 he was placed at the 51st position among the Top 100 Players and many other great achievements.
Moving onto his wealth, Wilson is enlisted among the wealthiest sportsman. He is also the face of many popular brands and they offer him a handsome salary.
Russell Wilson Net Worth 2019:
- The Russell Wilson net worth 2019 is around $45 Million.
Russell Wilson Salary 2019:
- The stats of Russell Wilson salary 2019 will release soon.
In personal life, he and Ciara made the best couple, that always gets attention.
Wilson is also starred in several international companies’ advertisements such as American Family Insurance, Pepsi, Levi’s, Alaska, Airlines, Microsoft, Braun, Duracell, United way, Bose and Larson Automotive group.
Russell Wilson Endorsements 2019:
Since 2015, he has also signed an endorsement deal with Luvo, Reliant Recovery Water and frozen food company. Recently, Wilson did dealing with Nike. He signed a contract of four years with Nike of worth $ 87.6 million, in which $ 60 is already granted.
Short Bio on Russell Wilson:
The famous American NFL player Russell Wilson was born in Cincinnati, Ohio but rose in Richmond, Virginia. Wilson’s father Benjamin was a lawyer by profession whereas his mother was a nurse consultant. Wilson’s grandfather was a president at the Norfolk State University, who also played football and basketball at Kentucky State University. He is the second child of his parents, an elder brother named Harrison IV and Anna, a younger sister. At four, he played basketball with father and brother. Wilson is surrounded by the great players as his father and brother both played football at a professional level.