Russell Wilson was born to play sports. You could say it runs in the family. His father, who passed away in 2010 was a great athlete too. But his dream was to get his son Russell the best possible education he could.

It so happens that Russell played sports with the family and at the age of 6-years-old, he would become the families quarterback because his father and older brother were the families receivers.

At the age of 9, Russell was a ball boy during one of his older brothers games, he threw a pass perfectly to one of the refs during the game that made everyone jaw drop. Russell Wilson learned how to play sports from his father, but he also learned something much more important.

He learned how to become a perfect gentleman, one who would earn an education and become a leader that others look up to. Wilson’s father isn’t here today to see his son play in the NFL Championship game.

He died from complications of diabetes. Something tells me he will be watching Russell led his Seahawks from above. Wilson gave his son all the tools to succeed. Today, with one game left to win to get to the Super Bowl, Russell’s leadership role he got from his father will shine.

Today Wilson will show the world, the apple doesn’t fall very far from the tree. The lessons he learned as a child, will help him get to the Super Bowl.




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Readers Comments (5)

  1. Nick

    Man.. No offense, but the grammar of this article is horrible. The title doesn’t make sense to me and the whole article has misspellings and has a very uneven sentence structure.

    • LG

      Hey the title makes perfect sense. His father instilled winning into Russell Wilson at a young age. As far as Misspellings, the spell check doesn’t show them……This is sports writing not English 101…..

  2. Anonymous

    what we have here is an sportswriter ignorant of the English language: he writes “the families quarterback because his father and older brother were the families receivers” should say the family’s QB and family’s need for plural when all you want show is possession!!

    • LG

      Thanks for the tip


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