Contact Us

Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson Picks NFL Over MLB

Russell Wilson
Harry How, Getty Images

Back in the summer of 2010, the Colorado Rockies selected Russell Wilson with the 140th overall pick of the MLB Draft, who played second base for the North Carolina State baseball team. A year and a half later, Wilson is finally turning pro, but not in baseball.

This morning, the now former Wisconsin quarterback notified the Rockies that he has decided to pursue a career in football and will not report to MLB Spring Training in roughly six weeks. Rockies general manager Dan O’Dowd said the team had no say in Wilson’s personal choice and wishes him the best in the NFL. As he prepares for the NFL Combine and Draft Day, the former Badger will be trained by former Florida State and NFL quarterback Chris Weinke.

Wilson is coming off a spectacular senior season for Wisconsin, who helped lead the Badgers to victory in the first-ever Big Ten Championship game and a berth in the Rose Bowl. He finished the 2011 season with nearly 3,200 passing yards, 33 touchdowns and justĀ four interceptions.

Best of 104.5 The Team

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Teammates quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Teammates contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.