Seahawks QB Russell Wilson says he wants to ‘help change a generation’
Aug 30, 2016, 1:26 PM
Russell Wilson is a busy man.
He visits the Seattle Children’s Hospital weekly. During the offseason he launched the Good Man Brand clothing line, delivered a commencement speech for his alma mater and married pop singer Ciara in London. Despite being days from the start of the regular season, the Seahawks’ Pro Bowl quarterback will also be throwing out the first pitch at the Mariners game on Sept. 2 as part of a fundraiser for his Why Not You Foundation.
Wilson’s giving nature and hyper activity have made him known as a bit of a cornball, specifically because of his motivational and religious social-media presence. One of his most famous Twitter handles is #NoTime2Sleep. He explained to “John Clayton” Tuesday that the saying is not just for show and that he truly does want to make a difference in people’s lives.
“For me, I’m always better when I’m busy because it keeps you going, it keeps you motivated, and some people don’t always comprehend that,” he said. “But for me, I always say there’s no time to sleep and I really mean that. Being 27 years old, there’s a lot more to do, a lot more things I want to accomplish, a lot more wins that I want to do, and a lot more people I want to affect in a positive way. I want to be able to help change a generation, I want to be part of that. So there’s no time to sleep, there’s no time to take any breaks.”
Wilson, as usual, credited others for helping him balance his on- and off-the-field schedule but says he puts the onus on himself to find time for helping others.
“I want to be an inspiration to all the kids in the world,” he said.
Listen to the full conversation below.