With the Super Bowl only hours away, many Texas Rangers fans will tune in to watch the recently rule 5 draftee Russell Wilson play in Super Bowl XLVIII.
The Texas Rangers acquired him during baseball winter meeting during the minor league rule 5 draft. The Texas Rangers bought him from the Colorado Rockies for $12,000.
Wilson played second base in college with North Carolina State and also with Wisconsin. Wilson has played some beyond his college years when he was in the Colorado minor league system. Wilson got some playing time in class-A ball with the Dust Devils and also with Asheville Tourists.
The Texas Rangers do not expect Russell Wilson to play both sports, Wilson even commented on it shortly after he was drafted.
“I love baseball. It’s a relaxing sport and a good sport. I’ve played it my whole life. But football is my first love,” he said. (Richard Durrett – ESPN Dallas)
Probably not all Texas Rangers fans will be hoping the Seattle Seahawks will win today, but if they do Russell Wilson will have some good stories and experiences to share when he arrives at spring training with the Texas Rangers.
Russell Wilson was drafted at number 75, third round, of the 212 draft. Seattle quickly made him the starting quarterback.