Seahawks QB Russell Wilson Selected in MLB Rule 5 Draft by the Rangers

According to NBC Sports, the Rangers selected Russell Wilson in Thursday’s Triple-A phase of the Rule 5 draft at Major League Baseball’s winter meetings.

Pay per head services remember that Wilson was a stud athlete growing up, competing in several sports at the high school level before attending college at North Carolina State, where he would star on the baseball field in addition to the gridiron.

In 2010, the Rockies selected Wilson in the fourth round of the MLB draft. He appeared in more than 60 games for the Class-A Asheville Tourists at second base in the minors in 2011 but turned his attention to football.

It’s hard to imagine Wilson playing baseball right now or the Seahawks being content to let him play on anything besides NFL games given how important he is in the team’s resurgence.

Wilson transferred from North Carolina State and led Wisconsin to the Rose Bowl in his final college season in 2011 before being drafted by the Seahawks two rounds after Robert Griffin III at 75th overall. Wilson then won the starting job under center in preseason that year.

Since then he has thrown for nearly 6,000 yards and 49 touchdowns in 29 regular season games, leading the Seahawks to an 11-5 record and a trip to the NFC Divisional Round as a rookie. This year the Seahawks are 11-2 and many experts think they can make it to Super Bowl XLVIII.