Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson practiced with the Texas Rangers and the former two-sport star debated whether he would ever play baseball professionally again. "You never say never," Wilson said following a full day of activity with the Rangers at spring training in Arizona. "I've always had the dream of playing two sports. If somehow it was a miracle that it could work out, I'd consider it. At the same time, my focus is winning the championship with the Seattle Seahawks and hope to be playing for a long time."
Wilson said he missed the game of baseball, which he started playing when he was four years old. Wilson hadn't been in a baseball uniform since 2011, when he played Class A ball with the Colorado Rockies, the team that drafted him in the fourth round in 2010 and signed him for $200,000. Wilson played parts of two seasons in Class A in 2010 and 2011, hitting a combined .229 in 315 at-bats with five homers and 26 RBIs.
Wilson ended up playing football for Wisconsin in 2011 and eventually was drafted by Seattle as a third-round pick in the 2012 NFL draft. "It was one of those things that if I wanted to pursue it I could," Wilson said. "They wanted to be a part of me playing two sports if that ever came around."