Jan 30, 2014; Jersey City, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3)at a press conference at The Westin in advance of Super Bowl XLVIII. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Russell Wilson: Jesus appeared to me in a dream when I was 14

It’s no secret that Russell Wilson is a religious individual, but in a Seahawks documentary titled The Making of a Champion, Wilson revealed that Jesus appeared to him in a dream years ago and it changed his life.

“When I was a young kid, I used to always go to church my parents used to take me,” Wilson said. “I knew about God and stuff like that, but I was always playing sports and I was preoccupied with that part of my life.”

But one night, when he was 14 years old, Wilson had a dream that changed how he viewed his role in life.

“I had a dream one night,” said Wilson. “I had a dream that my dad passed away and then Jesus came into the room and he was basically knocking on my door saying, ‘Hey, you need to find out more about me.’ So that Sunday morning, I ended up going to church and that’s when I got saved.”

Wilson’s father passed away in 2010 from complications of diabetes, six years after the dream. But Wilson said that he viewed the dream as less of a tragic prediction and more of a life-changing moment.

“I realized that those dreams are really real,” said Wilson. “I realized that God had given me so many talents and I wanted to give Him all the glory.”

Wilson said he understood that he had the opportunity to be a successful athlete and he credits his talent and success to God.

After winning the Super Bowl in just his second year in the league, Wilson again gave credit to God.

“God’s given me so much talent and my height doesn’t define my skill set,” Wilson said to “CBS This Morning.” “I believe that God has given me a right arm and for some reason even though I’m 5’11” to be able to make the throws and make great decisions on the field and all that.”

Wilson has also continued to show support for children in Seattle -area hospitals since being drafted by the Seahawks.

To watch the rest of the documentary, check out the video below.

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