Denver Broncos quarterback and Super Bowl champion Russell Wilson has not only cemented himself among the most accomplished and influential athletes of his generation, but he has also redefined the scope of the modern sports superstar through his work as an entrepreneur, philanthropist, author, and more.
As a nine-time Pro Bowler who helped pave the way for dual-threat quarterbacks in the NFL, Wilson ranks among the greatest players of his era. However, it is his commitment to his community off the field that has provided him with his most cherished experiences and memories. In 2021, Wilson was recognized with the prestigious 2020 Walter Payton Man of the Year award, an honor bestowed upon one player each season in recognition of his commitment to philanthropy and community impact, as well as his excellence on the field. Wilson was awarded with this recognition due both to his lifelong charitable mission as well as work as founder of The Why Not You Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to empowering impoverished children through education, health, and wellness. Wilson and his wife, Ciara, have three children, Future, Sienna, and Win.