By Larry GLicken

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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