Former NC State baseball player and starting quarterback Russell Wilson signed with the Colorado Rockies this summer and will play with the Wolfpack football team this fall. Wilson appeared in 47 games (25 starts) where he hit .306 with three homers and 12 RBI. He also stole nine bases in ten attempts. He spent the summer of 2010 with the Tri-City Dust Devils in which he appeared in 32 games batting .230 with two homers and eleven RBI.
This decision by Wilson to sign a professional contract while playing College Football is what Clemson’s Kyle Parker is looking for from the Rockies. The big difference between the two players is the fact that Parker is a higher caliber of player as he was selected in the first round by the Rockies and has dominated the NCAA baseball ranks. TCBB Assistant Editor Mark Rafferty reported on July 21st that Kyle Parker turned down a baseball only deal worth 2.4 million with the Rockies. (Full Article) There is still a possibility before the deadline that Parker signs a two sport deal with the Rockies in the next couple of days according to a report by the AP. (Full Article)
You can check out a full article from AOL Fanhouse profiling Wilson by clicking here.