9) Russell Wilson: Wilson, 25, is already a 2-time Pro Bowl QB for Seattle. He's helped guide the Seahawks to the postseason in each of his first two seasons and will lead them against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLV.

Super Bowl XLVIII is upon us.

Earlier this year, theGrio.com noted the historically high number of African-Americans starting at quarterback to being the NFL season. One of those quarterbacks, Russell Wilson, leads the Seattle Seahawks against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on Sunday. This is the second postseason trip for Wilson, whose team fell short last year in the divisional round.

While most of the media attention this week has been directed towards Wilson’s teammate Richard Sherman, theGrio.com┬áselected Wilson as its ninth-greatest black quarterback of all-time.

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