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

Richmond, Virginia, served as Russell Wilson’s home city. When he was four years old, he began playing football with his father and brother. In the sixth grade, he took part in his first official game for the Tuckahoe Tomahawks minor football club.

After the American Civil War, the great-great-grandfather of Wilson who was a slave to a Confederate colonel was set free. Wilson’s maternal grandmother, Anna W. Wilson, was a professor at Jackson State University, and his paternal grandpa, Harrison B. Wilson Jr., was a former president of Norfolk State University who also played basketball and football for Kentucky State University. A. B. Jackson, a well-known painter, was Wilson’s maternal grandfather.

Wilson attended Richmond, Virginia’s Collegiate School, a prep school. He threw for 3,287 passing yards and 40 touchdowns as a junior in 2005, while also rushing for 634 yards and 15 scores. He was selected as an all-state, all-region, and all-district performer.

Wilson won the Richmond Times-Dispatch Player of the Year award twice. He passed for 3,009 yards, 34 touchdowns, and seven interceptions as a senior. He ran for 1,132 yards and 18 touchdowns in addition.

He received honours for being an all-conference, all-state, and conference player of the year player that year. Because of his performance in the victory in the state championship game, he was profiled in Sports Illustrated. Wilson also presided over his senior class.

Russell Wilson was born on November 29, 1988. He is an American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL).

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

His parents are Harrison Benjamin Wilson III, a lawyer, and Tammy Wilson (née Turner), a nurse director.