Russell Wilson Parents

Russell Carrington Wilson is an American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League.

Russell Wilson

He played college football and baseball at NC State from 2008 to 2010 before transferring to Wisconsin in 2011, where he set the single-season FBS record for passing efficiency (191.8) and led them to a Big Ten title and the 2012 Rose Bowl.

He also played minor league baseball for the Tri-City Dust Devils in 2010 and the Asheville Tourists in 2011 as a second baseman.

Russell Wilson Parents

Russell Wilson Parents: Meet Harrison Wilson, III, Tammy T. Wilson

Russell Wilson was born at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati and grew up in Richmond, Virginia.

His parents are Harrison Benjamin Wilson III, a lawyer, and Tammy Wilson, a nurse director.

Wilson’s great-great-grandfather was a slave to a Confederate colonel and was freed after the American Civil War.

Russell Wilson Parents

Wilson’s paternal grandfather, Harrison B. Wilson Jr., was a former president of Norfolk State University who played football and basketball at Kentucky State University. His paternal grandmother, Anna W. Wilson, was on the faculty at Jackson State University.