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Russell Wilson spurns Rockies for NFL

Updated: January 12, 2012, 7:04 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Russell Wilson is putting away his glove to stay on the gridiron, where he'll try to avoid hits rather than collect them.

The Wisconsin quarterback has told the Colorado Rockies he will play in the NFL rather than stay in the baseball team's minor league system.

Wilson made up his mind after a sensational season in which he helped Wisconsin reach the Rose Bowl. A transfer from North Carolina State, Wilson became the first Badgers quarterback to throw for at least ...

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