NC State's Wilson Turns Focus To Baseball

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina State quarterback Russell Wilson will leave school next month to focus on spring training with the Colorado Rockies organization.

In a statement from the school Monday, Wilson said he wants to give a possible baseball career the same level of attention he gave football for the past six months.

The school says Wilson will continue to pursue his degree and hasn't ruled out returning for his senior season of football.

The school said Wilson won't talk further about his future for now.

The redshirt junior helped the Wolfpack win nine games and come a victory away from winning the Atlantic Coast Conference's Atlantic Division title.

Wilson was a fourth-round draft pick of the Rockies last summer.

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  • by Anonymous on Jan 18, 2011 at 06:57 AM
    Smart move on Wilson's part. More money and less impact on one's body.
  • by @You on Jan 17, 2011 at 07:35 PM
    What team was your quarterback drafted to, in any sport?
  • by You Location: Think!!! on Jan 17, 2011 at 06:27 PM
    Anyone who Loses to EZU should focus on another Sport!!!
  • by Farmville Location: Ken on Jan 17, 2011 at 02:29 PM
    Wish him the best! What a great quaterback and kid has character, best of luck.

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