Russell Wilson's Pete Carroll costume

This has been a terrific year for athlete Halloween costumes. Among many great costumes by the Cavaliers, LeBron James stole the show with his terrifying Pennywise getup. Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney dressed in an orange jumpsuit, although a spokesperson later said the costume had nothing to do with owner Bob McNair’s comments likening NFL players to inmates. Steph Curry wore a full Jigsaw costume and even rode a tricycle to Oracle Arena. Thunder teammates Russell Westbrook and Nick Collison went as Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson’s characters from White Men Can’t Jump.

Now Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has swooped in late with a worthy entry for Best Costume. Wilson visited Seattle Children’s Hospital on Tuesday afternoon, and made his visit doing a spot-on impression of Seahawks coach Pete Carroll.

No surprise to see Wilson’s in a good mood after throwing the game-winning touchdown in Sunday’s thrilling comeback victory against the Texans. Truthfully, Wilson would have been happy visiting the hospital even if Seattle had gotten blown out because he’s an awesome guy who visits every week.

Wilson was fully committed to this Carroll costume, even taking to the streets of Seattle. He violently chewed his gum while hunched over hands on knees in Carroll’s classic pose and “coached” the passing traffic.

He even stuffed a challenge flag in his back pocket! Now that’s dedication.

About Jesse Kramer

Jesse is a writer and editor for The Comeback. He has also worked for SI.com and runs The Catch and Shoot, a college basketball website based in Chicago. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Follow Jesse on Twitter @Jesse_Kramer.