Seahawks Russell Wilson open to being two-sport star

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Seahawks QB-turned Rangers Infielder working out in Arizona ©GettyImages
Seahawks QB-turned Rangers Infielder working out in Arizona ©GettyImages.

Russell Wilson was the biggest star at Texas Rangers spring training on Monday, a little unusual for a football player.

But, then again its the first time a Super Bowl winning quarterback has ever been taking grounders and working out at a Major League spring training.

After his workout, he was asked if he'd consider playing both football and baseball at the same time.

'Never say never," Wilson said. 

"I've always had the dream of playing two sports. If somehow it was a miracle that it could work out, I'd consider it.

"At the same time, my focus is winning the championship with the Seattle Seahawks and hope to be playing for a long time."

While he might not be ready to take over for Jurickson Profar or Elvis Andrus in the middle of the Rangers infield, this isn't the first time Wilson has been around professional baseball.

He was a Colorado Rockies farmhand in low-A and A ball in 2010 and 2011. He batted just .229 over the two seasons, but was an excellent fielding second baseman, committing just seven errors in 415 chances, for a .983 fielding percentage.

Wilson and the Rangers did both acknowledge that it was just a one day deal, and Wilson did not appear in the Rangers 6-5 loss to the Cleveland Indians.

Wilson, however did leave open the possibility of returning to the diamond.

"It was one of those things that if I wanted to pursue it I could,

"They wanted to be a part of me playing two sports if that ever came around."

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