As a 75th overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft, Russell Wilson was the player every team wishes they took a chance on selecting. Thanks to his shorter than average height for a quarterback, franchises didn’t want to risk it. Years later and Wilson is in the league breaking numerous records and doing it with a smile. He even did extraordinary things at the University of Wisconsin, further foreshadowing his future dominance. The MVP caliber talent has done it all, from taking his football team to multiple Super Bowls, being an MVP caliber dad and husband with his superstar wife, Ciara. Here are facts that you didn’t know about the quarterback.
Wilson Could Have Played Baseball Instead
If you weren’t aware, Russell Wilson was a duel sport athlete coming out of high school. While he might be a menace on the football field, he was brilliant on the diamond as well.
“Wilson was selected out of high school by the Baltimore Orioles in the 41st round of the 2007 baseball draft,” ESPN writer Jamison Hensley wrote. Not only that, but the Colorado Rockies selected him in 2010 and he ended up playing a number of games for their Single-A affiliate. The Texas Rangers also acquired the quarterback in 2013 as a publicity stunt.