Harrison Wilson, III

by doveclove Mon Feb 15 2021
Harrison Wilson, III

Harrison Wilson, III was an attorney and the executive director of the Hard Road to Glory sports hall of fame.

He is the father of famous football quarterback Russell Wilson.

Early life 

He was the son of a Norfolk State University president, Harrison Wilson Sr.  

He received his law degree in 1980 from the University of Virginia Law school

Before this, he used to be a wide receiver in football and an infielder in baseball. He was a great athlete and a great student.  

Before going to law school, he thought of getting out for the NFL after graduating high school in 1977

He was a part of the black fraternity chapter at Dartmouth.

Former NFL linebacker Reggie Williams called him " H.B. Productions" when he played with his Dartmouth teams.

About Russel 

Born on born November 29, 1988, and is an American football quarterback for the NFL's Seattle Seahawks. 

In 2019, he signed a four-year, $140 million contract extension with the Seahawks, which made him the highest-paid player in the NFL at the time. 

In 2021, he was named Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year.

He was married to Ashton Meem in January 2012 and got divorced in April 2014

He then started dating singer Ciara and married her on July 6, 2016, at the Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England.

Harrison has two grandchildren, one  born on  April 28, 2017, named Sienna Princess, and a grandson, Win Harrison, born on July 23, 2020.

Unfortunately, he could not meet his grandchildren. 

Tragic death 

He passed away at the young age of 55  after his long-lasting struggle with diabetes on June 9, 2010.

Russel a reflection of his dad 

Weldon Bradshaw, his teacher, said that his father has a huge influence on him. 

Williams, his teammate, said that he was everything his father was in the field of sports and also in academics; he is not only the spitting image of his dad but totally like his dad.

He was a great role model to his sons and trained them to be the men they are now. 

His grandfather, Harrison Sr, was also athletic and a basketball coach at Jackson state and a  multi-sport star at Kentucky State.

Tribute to his late father 

Harrison Wilson, III Son's Tribute
Harrison Wilson, III Son's Tribute Source: Instagram

On June 9, 2010, he posted an ancient picture of him and his dad on the football ground of Collegiate School

He writes that he really misses his dad, and he will always remain his greatest inspiration. 

"Perspective," "vision," and "belief" are three things his father had taught him, which he says will always help him in his life. 

He says if he could have one wish granted, he would ask to go on a ride and jam out to the song "earth wind and fire" with his father for the last time.

Married to Tammy T. Wilson 

He was married to Tammy T. Wilson, born on November 4, 1959. She is a legal nurse counselor

She is a very religious woman, and what Russel says to be an ideal woman and mother.


They had their first baby on April 12, 1994, Harrison Wilson, IV

He also used to play basketball and football and played at the University of Richmond; right now, he works for a medical device manufacturer in Chicago.

Their second baby is Russell Wilson.

They had their third baby daughter on July 12, 1997, named Anna Wilson; she signed with Stanford to play basketball. 

Harrison Wilson, III Son Giving A Surprise To His Mother
Harrison Wilson, III Son Giving A Surprise To His Mother Source: YouTube

Russel surprised his mother on mother's day of  2019 by gifting her a brand new house. He thanks his mother for loving them unconditionally. 

Net worth and income sources.

His net worth is unknown, but his son's net worth is $42 million, and his income source is football, football contracts. 

Net worth $42 million
income sources football, football contracts.

Age, Height 

  1. He was born on November 9, 1954 ( died June 9, 2010) that would make him 55 years.
  2. His height and weight are unknown.
  3. He is a Scorpio.

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