Russell Wilson has had quite a rise into national prominence: as a superb college athlete he was, though, considered too small by many experts and by fans as well. At 5' 11" and 205 pounds he is probably still considered too short by many to be an effective NFL quarterback: and it's because the NFL lineman are so tall not to mention big. He was the sixth quarterback picked in the 2012 draft. He, however, is too fast and agile to be discouraged by that kind of logic...he's endlessly optimistic and cheerful.
As I began to write more NFL stories I went on Twitter to see what players were commenting on. Russell Wilson is a constant stream of optimism: his tweets are consistently optimistic and his source material is always the same. He quotes Bible passages and he always cites the book, chapter and line. I can't begin to tell you how many quotes I saw from him last Fall during the NFL season. He has overachieved as a rookie on his Seattle Seahawks team by supplanting very high-paid veteran Matt Flynn who looked on as Wilson struggled but still saw him lead the Seahawks to the playoffs: they beat the Redskins in the first round before losing in the conference semi-finals.
On his Twitter account he has a charming picture of him and his wife embracing as his avatar photo...he's hard to not root for. This NFL game is rough and tumble and you never know when an injury will end it all; so you better seize your opportunity firmly...Russell Wilson has sure done that.
I think, barring injuries of course, he'll make the right turns to be a successful player because he looks to have magic feet...check out the photos I found of him in college and in the pros.
Russell's dad was an NFL player in the 1970s so his eyes are as big as can be as he soaks up every bit of the NFL experience that he heard of from him. He also had an opportunity to play professional baseball: he's already played two years of minor league baseball.
All eyes will be him on Sundays in Richmond, Virginia which is his hometown: I think he'll be around for a while.