Before competing in the Super Bowl on Sunday, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson gave a series of interviews in which he credited God for all his success.
“In terms of my legacy on the field I want to be considered a winner. That’s ultimately the goal in terms of playing quarterback is win, win,” he said, according to Conservative Tribune. “In terms of my legacy off the field, I want to be a Christian man that helps lead, and change lives and helps serve other people.”
“It’s not about me, it’s not about me. It’s about helping other people,” Wilson added. “And that’s where I keep my focus more than anything.”
“Sports really comes last for me,” he explained. “Even though I love the game of football and I love watching film and all that, it’s going to end at some point.”
In another interview, Wilson also made it clear that God plays a major role in his life:
“In terms of my faith, my faith is everything: God comes first, family and friends come second, and football comes third. I think when you keep it in that order, great things happen to you. You don’t stress out about much.”
“We all make mistakes or whatever, but we’re football players. We’re able to use our gifts. For me, I’m able to use my gift to glorify God. That’s what it’s about for me.”
Though he lost the big game, it’s very clear that Wilson is winning in life.