Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, left, celebrates after throwing for a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII.
Seahawks quarterback Wilson, right, celebrates with quarterback Russell Hamilton after throwing a touchdown during Super Billiards.
Seahawks win Super Bowl XXXVIII.
(AP) Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and quarterback Russell Bellamy were awarded Super Bowl rings by the NFL’s executive committee on Tuesday, as they became the first two quarterbacks in NFL history to be awarded a championship ring.
The Seahawks, who defeated the Carolina Panthers 28-24 on Sunday, won their first Super Bowl in six seasons.
Wilson and Bellamy both have Super Bowl ring numbers, while Wilson has 10 Super Bowl titles, while Bellamy has eight.
Seattle’s Wilson, who is still active in the league, will become the fourth Super Bowl MVP since Pete Rozelle retired in 2011.
Wilson won the award in 2016, while he won the same award in 2015.
He won the Super Bowl after going to the end zone and returning a punt for a score, his third touchdown in the game.
The Super Bowl is considered the pinnacle of sports.
Seattle will play host to the AFC Championship Game in January, and the Super bowls also are considered a great test for NFL players and coaches.
Seattle won the NFC title last season with a 42-19 win over Green Bay.
This season, Seattle won Super Bowl LI with a 28-23 victory over New England.