The nationality of Russell Wilson, Quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks, is considered to be American. Wilson's ethnicity is thought to be African-American. Though Russell Wilson has never stated his ethnicity publicly, his brother indicated in a 2011 article in the New York Times that they were both African-American.
Russell Wilson was born on November 29, 1988 in Richmond, Virginia and grew up in the Richmond area. His father was Harrison Wilson III, a now deceased lawyer, and his mother was Tammy Wilson, a legal nurse consultant.
Wilson played quarterback at NC State for 3 years before transferring to Wisconsin for his final year of college in 2011. He led Wisconsin to the 2011 Big Ten Championship Game, which they won 42-39 over Michigan State. He broke Wisconsin's single season record for passing touchdowns, with 33 passing touchdowns in the 2011 season. Wilson and the Badgers played Oregon in the 2012 Rose Bowl on January 2, 2012, but Oregon defeated Wisconsin by the score of 45-38.
He was drafted in the 2012 NFL Draft and became the starting quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks.
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Of interest, Russell Wilson recently launched a new foundation called Why Not You. The “Pass the Peace” movement is the first initiative. Make a $2 donation or more, then "Pass the Peace" on to someone and ask them to do the same. Find out more from FOX Sports.