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Russell Wilson Won't Abandon His Baseball Dreams

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Russell Wilson Won't Abandon His Baseball Dreams

Russell Wilson has proven himself one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.

However, he isn't ready to write off the idea of one day playing in the MLB.

"Baseball was my first love since I was 3 years old."

"It's something that's meant a lot to me."

"It was my dad's dream for me to play two sports, so I've never killed the dream and probably never will."

"It's something that I think about all the time," Wilson told Colin Cowherd during a 2015 interview.

Wilson played baseball for three seasons at N.C. State, compiling a career .384 OBP while also earning a reputation for terrific defense.

He was good enough that the Colorado Rockies spent a fourth-round pick on him in the 2010 MLB Draft, and Wilson subsequently spent two summers playing minor league ball.

He then switched his focus to football, a decision that has worked out pretty well for him.

"You have to continually mentally grind [in baseball]," Russell Wilson told ESPN in 2013.

"I think that's the thing that's helped me in football, too."

"The idea of staying focused on one pitch at a time, one play at a time."

"And also having amnesia. You have to forget about the pitch before, the inning before, your last at-bat."

"You have to have that type of mentality."