Russell Wilson Leaving Pro Baseball to Play QB at Wisconsin

Zach HerringCorrespondent IIJune 27, 2011

ORLANDO, FL - DECEMBER 28:  Russell Wilson #16 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack passes the ball during the Champs Sports Bowl against the West Virginia Mountineers at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium on December 28, 2010 in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Russell Wilson is transferring to Wisconsin. Wilson is leaving a minor league baseball offer and an offer from Auburn to be Wisconsin’s quarterback. Wilson graduated from NC State in the spring with a year of college football eligibility left.

The Badgers are coming off of a great season that didn’t exactly end the way they wanted it to. They made it to the Rose Bowl and lost to TCU. With two year starter Scott Tolzien gone, they QB spot was wide open. But with Wilson, who threw for 3,563 yards and 28 touchdowns last season, on his way in, the spot is now filled.

It looks like the Badgers are heading back to the Rose Bowl with a very solid set of returning players and now with Russell Wilson.

It will be an interesting season for sure.