Russell Wilson Trademarks
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September 1, 2023
Russell Wilson is a professional football player. He is a quarterback in the National Football League.
The son of Harrison and Tammy Wilson, Russell Carrington Wilson was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on November 29, 1988. He was raised in Richmond, Virginia, and has an older brother and a younger sister. He comes from a very athletic, sports-oriented family. His grandfather played football for Kentucky State University, his father had a brief career in the NFL with the Chargers, his brother was a multi-sport athlete at the University of Richmond, and his sister played basketball at Stanford.
Wilson first began playing football in the sixth grade, for the Tuckahoe Tomahawks youth football team. He later played high school football for Stone Bridge High School, before transferring to Collegiate School in Richmond, Virginia.
Wilson was an outstanding football player in high school. He threw for 40 touchdowns and ran for 15 as a junior, winning him all-district, all-region, and all-state honors. He recorded 34 passing and 18 rushing touchdowns as a senior and passed for more than 3,000 yards. He would again be honored as an all-district, all-region, and all-state athlete. Wilson was named Richmond Times-Dispatch Player of the Year for both his junior and senior years and he was also named Conference Player of the Year his senior year. He was class president and also excelled at basketball and baseball. He was asked to attend the Manning Academy during the summer after his senior year.
Wilson attended North Carolina State University. He redshirted his freshman season and was a part of a two-quarterback system during his first year of collegiate playing. That year, he would have 17 touchdowns with only one interception and he rushed for an additional four touchdowns. He was the first freshman quarterback to ever be named first-team All-ACC. Wilson recorded 31 touchdowns during the following season, but his team would still finish with a losing record. He graduated from NC State in just three years.
In 2011, Wilson played football for the University of Wisconsin. He had a standout season for the Badgers and was awarded the Griese-Brees Big Ten Quarterback of the Year award, as well as being named to first-team All-Big 10. He led the Badgers to a win in the inaugural Big Ten Championship Game and was named the game’s MVP. He finished ninth in Heisman votes and was selected to play in the 2012 Senior Bowl.
Wilson was invited to the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine, which he trained for at the IMG Madden Football Academy. At the combine, he ran a 4.55-second 40-yard dash, and scored a 28 on the Wonderlic test. Although he came with an excellent record, his future as a professional quarterback was questioned because of his stature. Wilson measures in at just a little over 5’10”, and most teams generally prefer a quarterback who is over 6 feet tall.
Wilson was drafted in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks. He undeniably excelled during both training camp and in the preseason, which would help him lock in the starting position over Matt Flynn. He made his debut for the Seahawks in their season opener, which they would lose to the Arizona Cardinals on the road. As a rookie, he threw 26 touchdowns. This stat would tie the current record at the time and he was named Pepsi’s Rookie of the Year.
In just his second year in the league, Wilson led his team to the Super Bowl. During the regular season, he again threw for 26 touchdowns and rushed for one. When his team won the Super Bowl, would he become not only the shortest quarterback to ever win the Super Bowl, he would hold the distinction of being only the second African American starting quarterback to win. In the following year, he would lead his team back to the Super Bowl, but this time, the Seahawks would be defeated by the New England Patriots.
Wilson played for the Seattle Seahawks from 2012 until 2021. During that time, Wilson was voted to nine Pro Bowls, led the NFL in both passer ratings (2015) and passing touchdowns (2017). He was selected as the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year in 2020 and also won the Bart Starr Award in 2022.
In March 2022, the Seahawks announced that they would be trading Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos. In exchange, the Seahawks would receive three players from Denver, as well as multiple draft picks in the coming years.
In 2016, Russell Wilson obtained a federal trademark registration for “DANGERUSS WILSON” (a reference to his playing style) for use on clothing items such as hats, shirts, and hoodies.
In 2020, Wilson applied for a federal trademark registration for “LET RUSS COOK” for use with different kinds of cooking utensils such as cooking spoons, recipe boxes, and sauce pans, as well as for chef-related clothing items such as aprons, hats, and shoes.
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