SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson says he wants to ‘help change a generation’

Aug 30, 2016, 1:26 PM
Russell Wilson told John Clayton that he's "always better when I’m busy." (AP)...
Russell Wilson told John Clayton that he's "always better when I’m busy." (AP)
(AP)

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.

The John Clayton Memorial Fund

Benefitting the Multiple Sclerosis Society

The Professor's Notes

John Clayton hosts a daily video breaking down the NFL

Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks Geno Smith...
Brandon Gustafson

Wyman’s Seahawks Takeaways: Is Geno Smith the NFC West’s best QB?

During his latest takeaways video, Dave Wyman discussed the play of Seahawks QB Geno Smith, Seattle's struggling defense and much more.
1 day ago
Seahawks Ryan Neal...
Brandon Gustafson

Huard: Will Ryan Neal see more playing time for Seahawks on defense?

With Josh Jones' struggles at strong safety, could the Seahawks use Ryan Neal more going forward? Brock Huard breaks it down.
1 day ago
Seahawks...
Brandon Gustafson

Seahawks Football 101: How Geno audible leads to huge Penny TD

Former NFL LB Dave Wyman breaks down how Geno Smith's audible led to a long Rashaad Penny touchdown for the Seahawks in Detroit.
1 day ago
Seahawks Noah Fant Geno Smith...
Brent Stecker

Seahawks Breakdown: Which players can still be unlocked on offense?

The Seahawks are flying high on offense, but there are actually more players they can unlock on offense, according to former NFL wide receiver Michael Bumpus.
2 days ago
Seahawks Lions...
The Associated Press

Seahawks cooking on offense but getting burned on defense

While the Geno Smith-led Seahawks rolled up 555 yards, the third most in franchise history, the defense allowed 520 yards to a depleted Detroit offense.
3 days ago
Seahawks Coby Bryant...
Brandon Gustafson

Bump: Seahawks’ struggling D has bright spots in rookies Bryant, Woolen

Despite a down game from the defense, two Seahawks rookies stepped up with big plays against the Lions in the 48-45 win.
4 days ago
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson says he wants to ‘help change a generation’