Five Things You May Not Know About Russell Wilson


Russell Wilson is still a young NFL star but with all his accomplishments he seems like a seasoned veteran. Here is a look at five fun facts about this one of a kind quarterback.

Top Ten Seahawks Rusher

Through five NFL seasons, and as of 2016, Russell Wilson ranks 8th in career rushing yards for the Seahawks. The seven men ranking ahead of him include Shaun Alexander, Chris Warren, Curt Warner, Marshawn Lynch, John L. Williams, Ricky Watters, and Sherman Smith. He has more career rushing yards for the team than names like Maurice Morris, Dan Doornink, Julius Jones, Justin Forsett, Lamar Smith, David Sims, and Derrick Fenner.

Jersey Number 3

Russell Wilson wears jersey number 3 for the Seahawks. The last Seahawks player to wear that number prior to him was kicker Josh Brown who wore it from 2003 to 2007.

Success In The Desert

The first team Russell Wilson would throw 15 or more career touchdown passes against was the Arizona Cardinals.

30+ Completions

The first time Russell Wilson would complete 30 or more passes in one game came in a loss to the Rams on September 13, 2015 on the road. That day saw him complete 32 of 41 passes for 251 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.

The First Sacker

The first time Russell Wilson was sacked in the NFL was in the first game of his career, a loss to the Cardinals. The first player to sack him was Paris Lenon who dropped him for a five yard loss. He would be sacked three times during that very first game.

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