The Seattle Seahawks may be in transition as they enter 2018, but Russell Wilson remains the face of the team.
He’s now also the face of Wheaties.
As the Pro Bowl quarterback announced this week, he’s featured on the latest special cover of the iconic cereal, and it’s a dream he’s had since his days spotting the “Breakfast of Champions” as a wannabe athlete growing up.
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) September 4, 2018
After unveiling his appearance through a Players’ Tribune piece called “The Box,” Wilson celebrated the recognition by visiting Seattle Children’s Hospital, where he visited patients and enjoyed some of the cereal with them.
First day on the new job… #WheatiesCover pretty cool delivering the "Breakfast of Champions" to the true Champs @SeattleChildren today! Thanks @Safeway & @Albertsons for the new whip! Grateful! pic.twitter.com/nz2erQuH6Z
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) September 5, 2018
Wilson’s sister, Anna, tweeted in honor of Wilson’s Wheaties appearance, noting that the Seahawks all-star isn’t just among the NFL’s best but is “generous beyond words,” “compassionate towards others” and “loves like Jesus.”
thankful for you.
You have taught me more than you know.
You’re generous beyond words
You’re compassionate towards others
You love like Jesus
Huge honor bro, lots of love♥️
📸 : @West2EastEmpire pic.twitter.com/xQpt3Q8b21
— Anna Wilson (@a_willy03) September 4, 2018
Wilson, of course, is arguably as famous for his pro career as he is his Christian faith. A four-time Pro Bowler who led Seattle to a Super Bowl XLVIII victory and is regularly ranked among the game’s top dual-threat quarterbacks, he frequently shares Bible verses, credits God for his success and previously garnered attention for vowing to remain pure until marriage to his wife, Ciara.
He joins a long list of prominent athletes to be displayed on the cover of Wheaties — a list that began with Lou Gehrig in the 1930s and has included Jesse Owens, Walter Payton, Dale Earnhardt, Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan.