Russell Wilson is leaving pro baseball to play football at the University of Wisconsin, not for the Auburn Tigers.
The NCAA-record holder for most pass attempts without an interception, Wilson chose the Badgers over Auburn and "several other schools." The decision was confirmed by the University in a press release a short time ago.
“Russell will come in and compete for the starting quarterback position,” Bielema said in the release. “This is an unusual situation, especially for a program that prides itself on developing players throughout their careers, as we do here at Wisconsin. However, this is a special situation and Russell is the type of player and person that fits very well with our team.”
This is a good move for Wilson and for UW. The Badgers have no depth at QB, and projected starter Curt Phillips injured his knee during spring practice.
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