Russell Wilson rooting for sister Anna Wilson as Defensive Player of the Year


Talent is just something that runs in the Wilson family.

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and Stanford women’s basketball star Anna Wilson would know. The two siblings have individually paved their paths to sports greatness.

Russell is a Super Bowl champion, an eight-time Pro Bowler and the recipient of the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. As for Anna, the fifth-year-guard has played a crucial role for Stanford, who celebrated its first Pac-12 regular-season title on the Farm since 2014.

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Anna’s wear and tear on opposing teams has been a theme all season long. After being granted a fifth year of eligibility, she has made her case as Stanford’s most important player with her smothering defense, outside shooting, and extensive rebounding experience at the guard spot.

It’s why the team believes she is the key to the Cardinal’s defense. Stanford made its Wilson for Defensive Player of the Year campaign on social media Friday.


Her big brother, Russell, agrees.

Lockdown!!!” No one better all year. I see you sis. You’ve earned it all.

- Russell Wilson

Usually, Russell would be sitting courtside at Maple's Pavilion cheering on his little sister, but unlike previous seasons, the Seahawks QB has been unable to attend games due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In an unprecedented season like no other, Stanford is slotted as a one-seed in the 2021 NCAA 64-team bracket prediction. The Cardinal has high hopes that Anna will keep them dangerous in any matchup as they prepare for the Big Dance.