Wednesday, August 6, 2008

One sport not an option for Russell Wilson...

Russell Wilson maintains complete balance in two sports and in the classroom.

In his second year at NC State, he participates as an infielder on the baseball team and quarterback on the football team. Russell started 16 games and hit .296 with two home runs, eight RBIs, and six stolen bases while helping the Wolfpack baseball team to the super regionals this past season. Wilson will look to be in the competition at quarterback for NC State this upcoming season.

Wilson is in good company of two-sport athletes within his family. His grandfather, Harrison B. Wilson Jr., played both football and basketball at Kentucky State, and his father, Harrison III, was a baseball and football player at Dartmouth. His brother Harry completed an accomplished career at the University of Richmond as a wide receiver/punt returner for the football team and an outfielder on the baseball team.

But being a two-sport athlete is no easy task for Russell. He began baseball practice on January 10th, only to leave mid-season in late March for football spring practice. After spring football practices had adjourned Wilson went back to baseball, eventually working himself back into the lineup. Along with playing two sports, Wilson also maintains a 3.6 grade-point average.

To view ESPN writer Chris Preston’s full article on Russell Wilson

Can Russell Wilson help the NC State Wolfpack move down the Road To Tampa Bay? Stay tuned this season.

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