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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; Though there’s certainly no indication he plans to switch sports any time soon, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was selected off the Colorado Rockies’ minor-league roster by the Texas Rangers during Thursday’s MLB Rule 5 draft. Wilson, who played second base, ...

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Old 12-12-2013, 03:25 PM   #1
 
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Russell Wilson selected by Texas Rangers in 2013 MLB Rule 5 draft

Though there’s certainly no indication he plans to switch sports any time soon, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was selected off the Colorado Rockies’ minor-league roster by the Texas Rangers during Thursday’s MLB Rule 5 draft.

Wilson, who played second base, was taken twice during the MLB amateur draft — once in 2007 by the Orioles before opting to attend college, then as a 2010 fourth-rounder by the Rockies. He played two seasons in Colorado’s minor-league system, one with the short-season Class A Tri-City Dust Devils and another with A-ball’s Asheville Tourists.

Wilson hit a combined .229 in that time, while also playing college football first at N.C. State and later at Wisconsin. He added five home runs and 19 stolen bases.

In 2012, though, after guiding Wisconsin to the Rose Bowl, Wilson informed the Rockies that he would be hanging up his glove to pursue a pro football career.

“We thought his future would be better in baseball, if he chose to pursue it,” Bill Schmidt, the Rockies’ vice president of scouting, told the Associated Press at the time. “But we always knew that football was there. We would’ve liked to have seen him stick with it a little longer and seen where it would’ve taken him. But I fully understand where he’s coming from with football.”

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Re: Russell Wilson selected by Texas Rangers in 2013 MLB Rule 5 draft

That was pretty cool for them to that.
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