From the diamond to the gridiron

Russell Wilson among several NFLers who also played baseball professionally

Originally Published: August 14, 2013
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

Russell Wilson, the dynamic young quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, is all too aware of how demanding, draining and yes, painful, the sport can be.

After all, he endured those miserable, body-stiffening, butt-aching, 10-hour minor league bus rides, too.

"People don't realize how much you have to travel and how much you have to continually mentally grind [in baseball]," says Wilson, who played two summers in the minor leagues. "I think that's the thing ...

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