Well Said!

What does it mean to be a legend? Russell Wilson says the word is synonymous with being a great dad.

“When you think about legends and even the people we were able to interview, I think about the lasting impression they’ve had on people,” Russell tells PEOPLE exclusively. “Hopefully, for me, a form of a legend is how a dad loves their children.”


Wilson has embraced every bit of fatherhood ever since meeting and marrying Ciara. The star dad has done everything in his power to be an excellent stepfather to his wife’s son, Future Zahir, and is now the proud father of a daughter named Sienna.

Russell has served as a role model for his peers as well as younger generations. Still, the celebrity father admits that he is open to learning new lessons about life every day.

“I think for young generations, even for adults as well, they want to learn from the best of the best and get to know why they are successful. And the hardships that they went through and overcame,” he shares with PEOPLE.

“I think every great winner, no matter if in sports or entertainment, each one of their stories is different because they’ve all overcome hardships and broken the mold. I really believe success leaves clues. It really comes down to hard work and surrounding yourself with people, and being innovative and creative. Ultimately, just believing in yourself. There are a lot of lessons to be learned.”

You can learn more about what Russell Wilson calls legendary status when you tune into his Legends presentation on the TraceMe App.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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