London: National Football League (NFL) star Russell Wilson says his fiancee, singer Ciara is "way out of his league."

Russell Wilson with fiancee Ciara. Pic/AFP
Russell Wilson with fiancee Ciara. Pic/AFP

The 27-year-old Seattle Seahawks player proposed to the 30-year-old singer, who has a 23-month-old son, Future, with ex-fiance Future, with a huge diamond ring in March after around a year of dating, and he joked he popped the question before she realised she was too good for him, reported Female First.

Giving the commencement speech at the University of Wisconsin on May 14, he quipped, "If you're dating a woman that's way out of your league, ask her to marry you."
In his speech he told the graduates that it is important to know one's shortcomings.

"I love singing. Michael Jackson, I'm Michael Jackson's Tito. I'm Janet Jackson's long lost brother. My moonwalk cuts the rug. Dancing machine, smooth criminal, this guy.

"I love singing, but no matter how badly I want to be a pop star, it would not matter how much self-confidence I had or have or how many hours I spend at the studio. Trust me on this. I cannot sing," he was quoted as saying by The Hamilton Spectator.