Russell Wilson was selected by the Colorado Rockies on June 8, 2010, in the fourth round of the MLB draft (140th overall) when he was plying his trade as a professional baseball player.
He participated in 32 games as a second baseman with the Tri-City Dust Devils that summer, the Rockies’ Northwest League Class A Short Season affiliate team. With two home runs, 11 RBIs, and a batting average of.230, he had a successful season.
Wilson participated in 61 games for the Asheville Tourists in the summer of 2011, the South Atlantic League’s Class A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. He batted.228 with three home runs, 15 RBIs, and 15 runs scored. Wilson notified the Rockies in January 2012 that he would be seeking an NFL career and would not be returning to the team.
He batted.228 with three home runs, 15 RBIs, and 15 runs scored. Wilson told the Rockies in January 2012 that he would be seeking an NFL career and would not be reporting to spring training for the 2012 season.
Prior to moving to Wisconsin in 2011, where he established the single-season FBS record for passing efficiency (191.8) and guided the Badgers to a Big Ten championship and the 2012 Rose Bowl, he played college football and baseball at NC State from 2008 to 2010.
Additionally, he was a second baseman with the Tri-City Dust Devils in 2010 and the Asheville Tourists in 2011. His professional baseball rights are currently held by the Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees’ Double-A club.
As the sixth quarterback chosen, Wilson was chosen by the Seattle Seahawks in the third round (75th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Wilson in particular was the target of harsh criticism for the Seahawks’ draft picks at a time when they had just signed free agent Matt Flynn. On May 7, 2012, Wilson agreed to a four-year, $2.99 million deal with the Seahawks.
Wilson presently plays quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL).
Russell Wilson’s Height: How Tall Is Russell Wilson?
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)