After leading Wisconsin to the Rose Bowl in his lone season with the Badgers, quarterback Russell Wilson has decided to pursue a career in pro football over one in baseball.
Wilson played parts of two minor league seasons for the Colorado Rockies organization, including 32 games in the summer of 2010 with the Tri-City Dust Devils. He has informed the Rockies that he will prepare for the NFL draft instead of report to spring training.
"I want to put all my focus in football and see where it takes me," Wilson said in a phone interview Wednesday.
Wilson is getting married this weekend and said he would leave the next day to train in Florida.