Russell Wilson: 'I would honestly play two sports'
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson discussed his interest in continuing a semblance of a baseball career with HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, which released a 45-second promo video for this month's episode on Saturday.
Wilson participated in the Texas Rangers' spring training last month for the second consecutive year, continuing his baseball career that began in high school, continued in college at North Carolina State and saw him drafted three times.
In the episode of Real Sports that will air on HBO on April 21, Wilson told Gumbel the idea of playing both football and baseball continues to stick with him, even after playing in two Super Bowls.
"I never want to kill the dream of playing two sports," Wilson said. "I would honestly play two sports."
Asked by Gumbel what's stopping him from playing two sports, Wilson said, "I don't know. I may push the envelope a little bit [laughs] one of these days."
Wilson, 26, has played three seasons in the NFL with the Seahawks. Seattle made the playoffs in each one, winning Super Bowl XLVIII over the Denver Broncos in February 2014 and losing Super Bowl XLIX to the New England Patriots this past February.
- Mike Fiammetta