Russell Wilson Talks Love, Life and Self-Knowledge During Commencement Speech
University of Wisconsin Grads Get Thoughtful Russell Wilson Commencement Speech
Looks like Mr. Wilson has a lot to say. The beloved Seattle quarterback had the pleasure of speaking with graduates from The University of Wisconsin recently, and if you’re thinking that he left his stunning wife-to-be out of his success speech, then, think again. The Russell Wilson commencement speech was probably everything you could have expected.
The Russell Wilson commencement speech at the University of Wisconsin because the pro quarterback played one year at the college, his break-out year, after transferring from North Carolina State. He was drafted with the 12th pick in the 3rd round of the 2012 draft, 75th pick overall. He led the Seattle Seahawks to a Super Bowl XLVIII victory just two years into the league.
Within the duration of Wilson’s 18-minute motivational lecture, he made it clear that believing in yourself just isn’t enough; you must also know yourself.
“I love to sing” he confessed.
“Michael Jackson, I’m Michael Jackson’s Tito. I’m Janet Jackson’s long lost brother,” the humorous reference led to quite an interesting perspective. “No matter how badly I want to be a pop star, it would not matter how much self-esteem I had or have, or how many hours I spend in the studio. Trust me on this. I cannot sing! So, the question I asked when life told me no was, “What am I capable of?”
Back in March, the 27-year-old football star proposed to R&B songstress, Ciara, and he gave this piece of light-hearted advice to the crowd of scholars: “If you’re dating a woman that’s way out of your league, ask her to marry you.”
Although he did not go into great depth, he did, however, divulge one of the most intimate and most difficult moments that he’s had to endure, “I got drafted to play baseball on June 8th, 2010, and the next night my dad passed away,” he shared.
“I miss my dad every single day. People ask me if I had five more minutes with him, what would I say to him? I would just hug him; that’s what I would do.”
Wishing the best of luck to the graduating class of 2016 and many blessings to the wonderful soon-to-be Wilsons.
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