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Russell Wilson 'Is Rock Solid in the Lord,' Says Eugene Robinson

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson attends the 2015 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington April 25, 2015. |

Russell Wilson doesn't just tweet Bible verses to his million followers, he is genuinely seeking after God's will, says former Super Bowl winning NFL player Eugene Robinson.

Robinson, who was in the league for 16 years, once played for the Seahawks before Wilson, 27, was the team's quarterback. Now that it's been 16 years since he left the NFL, the former safety has taken notice of Wilson's faith.

"Wilson is a perfect example of someone having a strong father and mother. I had the privilege of doing [the Seahawks'] chapel service," Robinson told The Biblical Recorder. "I'm telling you right now that young man is rock-solid in the Lord. Not saying that any of us have it all together, but he wants to know God, wants to know what God wants him to do."

Wilson has been vocal about his own faith for some time and previously spoke about his God-given purpose to give back to others.

"I believe God has put me on this Earth to serve others. That's why there's nothing more fulfilling than walking into a child's hospital room and finding out how they're doing – listening to their stories," Wilson wrote in a blog for the Seattle Children's Hospital in January 2015. "All these kids are so brave and to be there for them and give them a boost is really important to me. What they don't know is how much they affect me: I get an even bigger boost from them!"

While Wilson said he wanted his legacy on the football field to center around him being considered a winner, he spoke about another legacy that he wanted to leave behind off of the field.

"In terms of my legacy off the field, I want to be a Christian man that helps lead and helps change lives and helps serve other people. It's not about me, you know," Wilson told reporters last year. "It's not about me and it's about just helping other people. So that's kind of where I keep my focus."

He continued: "In terms of my faith, my faith is everything — God comes first, family and friends come second, and football comes third. I think when you keep it in that order, great things happen to you. You don't stress out about much."

"We all make mistakes or whatever, but we're football players. We're able to use our gifts. For me, I'm able to use my gift to glorify God. That's what it's about for me."

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