ESPN: Wolfpack's Wilson living a dream

ESPN.com ran a great feature today on NC State redshirt freshman Russell Wilson. The two-sport standout shines for the Wolfpack on the baseball diamond and begins fall camp tonight looking to win the starting quarterback job.

ESPN.com: Wolfpack's Wilson living a dream

"It wasn't long until everyone at Richmond's Collegiate School knew who Russell was, and the day is fast approaching when Russell Wilson becomes a household name in ACC country. As an infielder on the baseball team and quarterback on the football team entering his second year at NC State, Russell is merely the latest two-sport college athlete to come out of the Wilson family.

"His grandfather, Harrison B. Wilson Jr., split time between football and basketball at Kentucky State, and his father, Harrison III, doubled as a baseball and football player at Dartmouth. More recently, his brother Harry completed an accomplished career at the University of Richmond as a wide receiver/punt returner for the Spiders' football team and an outfielder on the baseball team.

"Russell, 19, embodies all the Wilson family's greatest athletic attributes. "Russell's 10 times better than I am at either [football or baseball]," Harry freely admits. "You have to be supertalented to do both as well as he does. In baseball you expect him to get a hit every time, and in football I'm amazed at the type of leader he is."


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