NC State quarterback Russell Wilson, also an infielder/pitcher at NC. State, was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball draft. He was the 140th overall pick.
Wilson threw for 3,027 yards and 31 touchdowns last year. He hit .306 with three home runs this spring. He was 0-1 with a 5.84 ERA in 10 appearances as a pitcher. Wilson and NC State coach Tom O'Brien seemed to believe Wilson would be returning to the football team, but that was before Wilson was drafted.
Wilson will speak with reporters later this afternoon. Check back after 5 p.m. for more on what he had to say.