Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson becomes second black quarterback to win Super Bowl
Russell Wilson made history when he became just the second African American quarterback to win a Super Bowl championship. The 25-year-old Seattle Seahawks player is also the third youngest player in the league to take home the trophy.
Wilson led the Seahawks to a 43-8 win over the highly favored Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday.
Wilson—whose grandfather, Harry B. Wilson, Jr. is a former president of the historically Black university Norfolk State University—now joins Doug Williams formerly of the Washington NFL franchise as the only Black men to win a Super Bowl as starting quarterback. The Richmond, Va. native is, at 25, also the third youngest quarterback to win a Super Bowl.
Wilson didn’t put up eye-popping stats in the Seahawks’ victory. But the second-year quarterback delivered a mistake-free performance and made just enough big plays to help his team claim its first world championship in franchise history.
Seattle Linebacker Malcolm Smith was named Super bowl MVP.
The third year player intercepted a tipped pass by Manning and returned it 69 yards for a pick-6 defensive touchdown.
Congratulations Mr. Wilson!
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