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Wilson says goodbye to baseball to focus on football

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Russell Wilson is no longer a two sport athlete.  ESPN is reporting that the Collegiate School graduate told the Colorado Rockies organization that he will not report to spring training because he's going to focus on a professional future in football.

Wilson had a solid senior season at Wisconsin -- his only with the Badgers -- finishing with 3,175 yards, 33 touchdowns and just 4 interceptions. Wilson transferred after three seasons at North Carolina State.

Wilson left North Carolina State after coach Tom O'Brien wanted the three-year starter to be more committed to the program and participate in spring drills, rather than play minor league baseball for the Rockies.

In his one season with the Asheville Tourists, the single-A affiliate of the Rockies, Wilson hit just .228.

Few of the NFL draft pundits have listed Wilson as a high prospect for this upcoming draft.

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