Is Zach Wilson Mormon? NY Jets new draft's personal life explored

Amber Peake April 30, 2021
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Is Zach Wilson Mormon? Zach Wilson was selected by the New York Jets as part of the 2021 NFL Draft. As he joins the Jets, people are curious to know more about Wilson, his faith and whether he has a girlfriend.

Who is Zach Wilson?

Zach Wilson is a quarterback born on 3 August 1999 in Draper, Utah. He started his footballing career while at Bringham Young University, where he played in 30 career games.

He also broke the BYU record for completion percentage, a title previously held by the San Francisco 49ers’ Steve Young.

Zach has since been selected by the New York Jets as part of the 2021 NFL draft. Sharing his excitement ahead of joining his new team, he wrote on Instagram: “All For This Moment. Big lights, big city…here we go.”

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Is Zach Wilson Mormon?

Zach Wilson is Mormon but in the past admitted he is not “comfortable” being perceived as a representative of the church.

In an interview with Deseret News, he explained: “It is not something I am against, it is just that I didn’t grow up active in the church.

“I’m not that ‘poster boy’ for the church. … I was never really a churchgoer my whole life, just not involved much in it.”

Also on the topic of his Mormon faith, Zach Wilson went on to add that he and his family still hold the same morals and values as the church.

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Does Zach Wilson have a girlfriend?

Zach Wilson is currently dating girlfriend Abbey Gile, who he has previously admitted is one of his biggest fans.

It is not known how long the pair have been together, although the couple’s first photos together on Instagram date back to 2017.

In February, Zach thanked Abbey for supporting him ahead of the then-upcoming NFL draft. He wrote: “Lucky to have this one with me through it all!”

Another of Zach’s biggest supporters is his mother, Lisa Wilson. As Zach was announced to be joining the New York Jets this week, Lisa was seen to tear up, with the emotional moment having since been shared online.

Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having previously ran the Instagram for Reality Titbit, Amber now writes for both HITC and The Focus as a freelance writer.