Russell Wilson can do it all.
He’s the Seattle Seahawks franchise quarterback, a part-owner of Seattle Sounders F.C. and an investor in the future of baseball with the Portland Diamond Project.
Now, Wilson is looking to impact the world of sports globally. Wilson was recently named co-owner and chairman of NFL FLAG, a youth flag football league sponsored by the NFL. Wilson’s goal is to strengthen the organization’s reach domestically while helping assist in the global expansion of flag football.
We’re going GLOBAL!!!— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) February 1, 2020
“Russell’s demonstrated character, leadership, and international experience will guide NFL Flag as a global sport in which everyone can participate—Football for All,” NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent said in a release.
The Pro Bowl quarterback has previously worked with flag football organizations in China, Brazil, Canada and the United Kingdom to help engage youth in the sport and encourage them to get active.
According to the NFL, Wilson will make his first appearance as co-owner and chairman at the NFL FLAG Summit, which will take place during the NFL Draft in April in Las Vegas, Nevada.