Every year that ESPN broadcasts the NFL draft, it's a safe bet that we're going to see the occasional wife or girlfriend in the green room.
However, after night 2 of the NFL draft, even we were taken aback by the amount of camera time that ESPN dedicated to Wisconsin Quarterback Russell Wilson's wife Ashton Wilson (formerly Ashton Meem).
Russell and Ashton Wilson were married January 14, 2012 at the Country Club of Virginia. They first met in high school, and struck up a long distance relationship after reacquainting at a party the next summer. Ashton Meem left to the University of Georgia before transferring to NC State to be with Russell. After she graduated from NC State, Russell transferred to Wisconsin to raise his draft stock, and make him the Seahawks 3rd round draft pick.
After Ashton graduated NC State, she began a career in the insurance industry in North Carolina. The couple will now be relocating to the Pacific Northwest shortly where I'm sure there are plenty of cubicle gigs available if she so chooses.
01/21/2014: Since arriving in Seattle, Russell and Ashton Wilson have quickly immersed themselves into the community fabric. Ashton is no longer working in the exciting insurance industry, rather striking up a successful new career as an event planner. Both Ashton and Russell are regular visitors to local hospitals cheering up kids with a surprise hello from their hometown QB (honestly, I think most of these kids handle it better than I could at age 32 if my hometown QB Tom Brady came to visit me).
Ashton is eager to tweet support of seemingly all things Americana: supporting the troops, visiting sick kids, loving football, and puppies. In the new age of the NFL this couple has the potential to redefine the family face of the league (probably currently occupied by Drew Brees and his wife Brittany Brees) With Seattle in a great position to win the Super Bowl in two weeks, we have no question that we'll be seeing more of everyone's favorite young family, and very likely on the field celebrating while blue, green and white confetti falls.Russell Wilson's wife Ashton Wilson,