bestfightstory wrote:Great story. Thanks for taking the time to share. One question. Having shared an elevator and all. Is Russell taller or shorter in real life?
I didn't get the pleasure of meeting Russ, but I did walk RIGHT by him and his wife in downtown Bellevue (Lincoln Square) not too long ago. So I could measure myself up to him. The funny thing is, at first I didn't think it was Russell Wilson because he seemed much taller than I imagined, after seeing him on TV. Especially when you see him in the huddle, how much he is dwarfed by the other prototypical sized NFL players. He also had a hat on, pulled down kind of low. But it was a Seahawks hat and right after I passed him, a couple teenagers ran past me to get his autograph. Then I knew it was him..
I looked at my girlfriend and said, "Oh my god! We JUST walked past Russell Wilson! I didn't even say anything to him!" My girl looked at me like i'm pathetic for having a man-crush. But she obviously doesn't understand. Anyway, at that point I looked back and saw him finish up signing autographs and decided that it wouldn't be nice to bother him while he's out shopping with his wife. So I never even said, "Go Hawks!" to him or anything.
That was a bit off topic, but to answer your question. Yes, to me he seemed taller in person. He is barely under 5'11", which is actually about the average height for an American male (5'10" I believe is the national average). I am 6'1" nearly 6'2 and I didn't feel that much taller than Russ. At least not three inches. Maybe he had some pretty thick shoes on, I don't know.