In a previous post, I told of Denver Broncos Quarterback Peyton Manning’s Christian faith. So, in light of the approaching Super Bowl contest between Manning’s Denver Broncos and Russell Wilson’s Seattle Seahawks, I thought it only fair to write a post on Wilson’s Christian faith—even if this might make it harder to determine which team to root for on Sunday!
According to the book The Inspirational Story of Football Superstar Russell Wilson (available on Amazon Kindle here), “Wilson is a devout Christian and has considered faith as an important part of his life.” The book goes on to describe Wilson’s conversion to Christianity at the age of 14, and it points out that Wilson posts Bible verses daily to his Twitter account.
In contrast to Peyton Manning, Wilson is very open about his Christian faith. In fact, Russell recently sat down with some teammates and coaches for an interview about their shared Christian faith, and when he was asked to tell a little bit about his story, he said this about his faith:
Later, Russell was asked to sum up what Jesus means to him. He answered,
You can read more about Russell’s story, including his faith, in the aforementioned book The Inspirational Story of Football Superstar Russell Wilson.
(available on Amazon Kindle here)
Other quotations are from the following interviews: