Drafted with the 12th pick in the third round (75th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. The first quarterback drafted under Head Coach Pete Carroll and General Manager John Schneider and the highest quarterback selected by the club since Brock Huard was taken with the 77th overall pick in 1999.
NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
- Has won 36 regular season games, good for the most regular season wins by a starting quarterback in his first three seasons in the Super Bowl era (since 1966). Including the postseason, has won 42 games, the most combined wins in a quarterback’s first three seasons.
- Started all 16 games in 2014, completing 285 of 452 passes (63.1%) for a career-high 3,475 yards, a passer rating of 95.0, 20 touchdowns and a career-low seven interceptions. Also set career-high in rushes (118), rushing yards (849) and rushing touchdowns (six).
- Became the third youngest quarterback in NFL history to win the Super Bowl, leading the team to a 43-8 win over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, completing 18 of 25 (72.0%) passes for 206 yards, two TDs and a 123.1 passer rating.
- Started all 16 games in his second season, completing 257 of 407 passes (63.1%) with career highs in yards (3,357) and passer rating (101.2), tying a career high with 26 touchdowns, and a career-low nine interceptions. Added one rushing touchdown while setting career-highs with 96 rushes for 539 yards.
- Tied Peyton Manning’s 1998 record for most TD passes by a rookie (26). Became the first rookie in NFL history to lead his team to an undefeated home record. Set a club record with a 100.0 passer rating - second-best ever by a rookie and 64.1 completion percentage was third all time.
- Set an all-time NFL record for a rookie at Miami with 16 consecutive completions. That game also marked his third-consecutive game with a 125.0 or better passer rating, also a record for a rookie. Became the first player in NFL history to record three rushing TDs and pass for a TD in the first half of a game (at Buffalo 12/16). Set franchise record for most rushing yards in a season by a QB (489), most rushing yards in a game (92) and most rushing TDs in a game (3) by a QB at Buffalo.
- Started all 16 games as a rookie, completing 252 of 393 passes (64.1%) for 3,118 yards and 26 TDs and a 100.0 passer rating. Also ran 94 times for 489 yards with 4 TDs.
HONORS: 2014: NFC Pro Bowl, NFC Offensive Player of the Week at Redskins (10/6/14); NFC Offensive Player of the Week at Cardinals (12/21/14); 2013: NFC Pro Bowl; NFC Offensive Player of the Week vs. Saints (12/2/13); 2012: NFC Pro Bowl; Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the Year; Sports Illustrated Offensive Rookie of the Year.
COLLEGE: Wilson started 50 consecutive games, throwing 379 consecutive passes without an interception to establish an NCAA Football Bowl Sub-division record. Completed 907 of 1,489 passes (60.9%) for 11,720 yards, 109 touchdowns and 29 interceptions. Rushed 441 times for 1,421 yards (3.2 avg.) and 23 touchdowns, becoming the fifth player in the NCAA FBS ranks to rush for over 1,000 yards and throw for over 5,000 yards in a career. During his 36-game career at North Carolina State, Wilson connected on 682 of 1,180 passes (57.8%) for 8,545 yards, 76 touchdowns and 25 interceptions, as he piled up 9,628 yards in total offense and was responsible for 93 touchdowns, in addition to rushing 362 times for 1,083 yards (2.9 avg.) and 17 scores. Finished his Wolfpack career ranking second in school annals for pass attempts and touchdown passes, and third for pass completions, pass completion percentage and yards in total offense. His eight 300-yard passing games in 2010 rank second on the NC State season-record chart, while his total of 12 300-yard efforts for the Wolfpack rank second on the career list. Set NC State season-records with 308 pass completions in 2009, ranking second with 527 pass attempts, 3,563 yards passing and 3,998 yards in total offense in 2010, along with 31 touchdown tosses in 2009. His 28 touchdown throws in 2010 rank third and his 3,287 yards in total offense in 2009 rank fourth on the State annual record chart. His five touchdown passes vs. Florida State in 2009 tied the Wolfpack single-game record. In just one season at Wisconsin, Wilson connected on 225 of 309 passes (72.8%) for 3,175 yards, 33 touchdowns and only four interceptions, adding 79 carries for 338 yards (4.2 avg.) and six scores, compiling an NCAA record 191.7 pass efficiency rating and gaining 3,513 yards in total offense, along with being responsible for 39 touchdowns.
PERSONAL: Attended Collegiate High in Richmond, playing football and baseball. Earned all-state, all-region and all-district honors, in addition to being named the 2005 Richmond Times-Dispatch Player of the Year as a junior. That season, Wilson threw for 3,287 yards and 40 touchdowns while rushing for another 634 yards and 15 scores. The Cougars won the state title, as the team compiled a perfect 11-0 record. In 2006, was featured in Sports Illustrated's “Faces in the Crowd” for his state title game performance after completing 21-37 passes for 291 yards and two touchdowns while rushing 30 times for 223 yards and three more scores in a 38-17 win. Passed for 3,009 yards, 34 touchdowns and just seven interceptions as a senior. Also rushed for 1,132 yards, adding 18 mores scores while again earning allstate, all-conference and conference player of the year accolades. On the baseball diamond, the shortstop batted .467 as a senior, enticing the Colorado Rockies to begin following him to North Carolina State and drafting him in the fourth round of the 2010 major league baseball draft. Communications major. His father, the late Harrison Wilson, III, played football and baseball at Dartmouth and was on the San Diego Chargers preseason squad. His older brother, Harrison, IV, played football and baseball at Richmond.