Russell Wilson Makes African-American History With Super Bowl Win


The Denver Broncos’ top rated offense proved to be no match for the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday’s Super Bowl. Russell Wilson lead his team to a 43-8 win against veteran quarterback Peyton Manning to make Super Bowl History as well as African-American history.

After last night’s win, Wilson is now the first African-American starting quarterback to lead his team to Super Bowl victory since Doug Williams led the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XXII in 1988.

“It’s something I think about, to be the second African-American to win the  Super Bowl,” Wilson said. “That’s history right there, man. It’s something  special and it’s real.”

Russell’s historic win was only one of the historic moments that the Seahawks made last night. Percy Harvin’s kick return in the third quarter gave the Seahawk’s a 29-0 lead and record for the most consecutive points to start a Super Bowl.

Malcolm Smith also made history by becoming the third linebacker to win Super Bowl MVP. After catching an interception from Manning, he ran 69 yards for a touchdown in the first half.

Coming in as the underdogs, the Seahawks left with the win, records broken and history made. According to Wilson, the praise should go to the man upstairs. “Tonight was a blessing,” Wilson says. “God is good.”

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