July 5, 2006

QB Russell Wilson emerges as Pack target

Few players in the state of Virginia can match the athletic achievements or production of quarterback Russell Wilson from Collegiate High in Richmond.

As a junior, Wilson completed 205 of 361 passes for 3,287 yards and 40 touchdowns with just 11 interceptions. The 6-foot-0, 185-pounder used his 4.6-second speed in the 40-yard dash to run for 634 yards on 132 carries and 15 more scores.

But football is not the only sport where Wilson excels. He is also a tremendous shortstop on the baseball team, and right now the plan is for Wilson to play both sports in college, although a future in MLB could not be completely ruled out.

"The Major League is a great opportunity, but i wouldn't want to make a decision of not going to college, unless there was a ton of money on the table for my family's support," Wilson said. "I'm talented in both sports, and I don't want to give up on a sport quite yet when I feel like I could have a future in both if I keep working hard at them."

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