NC State alumni and fans in the Charlotte area can see two-sport star Russell Wilson in action on the baseball diamond this summer. The ACC’s 2008 Freshman of the Year and the first freshman quarterback in conference history to be named first team All-ACC will play this summer for the Gastonia Grizzlies of the Coastal Plain League. Wilson, who was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles after his senior year of high school, played second base for the Wolfpack this spring. The Coastal Plain League is a collegiate summer league with teams in Virginia, South Carolina and nine North Carolina cities and towns, including Fayetteville, Asheboro, Wilson and Wilmington.
(Photograph courtesy of NC State Athletics)
Update: The News & Observer ran a nice photograph of Russell Wilson on May 20 as part of its “Acts of Faith” series.