The ‘Seattle Seahawks’ star QB was awarded the Walter Payton ‘Man Of The Year‘ award which recognizes the player for outstanding community service activities off the field, as well as excellence on the field. Each team nominates one player for their team, 32 in all, and the winner receives a $40,000 donation in their name to the charity of their choice.
Wilson’s famous wife, Ciara, posted a heartwarming message to her husband celebrating the huge accomplishment.
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“You’re the most selfless, loving, & caring person I know. Your heart, dedication, and commitment to taking care of others is truly what sets you apart. It’s one of the most beautiful and attractive things about you! I’m so proud of you and to be a part of your great mission to impact others! Proud to call you my Husband. Proud of the Father you are to our children. Proud of the Man you are to our family. I love you so much @DangeRussWilson! Congratulations on the Walter Payton MAN OF THE YEAR AWARD Babe! You really are That Man!” she wrote on IG.
Ciara included a picture of the couple posing with the award after the ceremony.
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Ciara and Russell Wilson run the ‘Why Not You Foundation,’ which he started in 2014. The foundation has donated over $9 million to ‘Strong Against Cancer,’ and he makes weekly trips to the Seattle Children’s Hospital during his career to visit the young patients receiving treatment. Even after the COVID-19 pandemic hit in the United States, Russell continued the visits virtually.
“Russell Wilson has always prioritized serving his community, but this year, he met the challenge and more when it was needed most,” the NFL commissioner said in a statement.
Adding, “He has shown continued excellence on the field for nine seasons, but the work he has done to help youth and fight food insecurity through his Why Not You Foundation bolsters his lasting legacy. Russell is extremely deserving of this award and I know he will use this as an additional springboard to continue to positively impact others.”