Russell Wilson has a pretty good gig as an NFL quarterback.
In his three years as a pro, Wilson has already appeared in two Super Bowls, winning one of them. And he's on the verge of becoming an extremely wealthy man, as soon as he can get a contract extension worked out with the Seattle Seahawks.
And, yet, Wilson just can't seem to let go of his baseball dream.
"I never wanna kill the dream of playing two sports," Wilson tells Bryant Gumbel in an upcoming episode of HBO's "Real Sports." "I would honestly play two sports."
Having played baseball since age 4, Wilson was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the fourth round in 2010 and spent two seasons with their Class A affiliate. The former infielder played both sports at North Carolina State before transferring to Wisconsin in 2011.
Since then he's been spending most of his time on football, with the exception of one day in each of the last two years at spring training with the Texas Rangers, who claimed Wilson from the Rockies in the 2013 Rule 5 draft.
Still, Wilson suggested to Gumbel, he may just start taking the two-sport dream a little more seriously.
"I may just push the envelope a little bit one of these days," Wilson said.