SEAHAWKS QUARTERBACK PLAYED FOR ASHEVILLE TOURISTS

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FORMER ASHEVILLE TOURIST, RUSSELL WILSON, LEADS SEATTLE SEAHAWKS TO BIG WIN OVER DENVER BRONCOS AND PEYTON MANNING.

Quarterback Wilson also played three years at NC STATE before being told by his Coach Tom O'Brien that he could not play football and baseball at the university. Wilson them offered himself to the baseball draft and was picked up by the Colorado Rockies who then sent him to the Asheville Tourists. After playing 69 games for the Tourists in 2011, he decided to leave the team after being recruited by Wisconsin, where he finished his college career.

He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks, and the rest in now history.

Wilson, it was good having you in our part of the world for a part of a season with the Tourists.  And, oh yes, CONGRATULATIONS on the BIGGEST WIN OF YOUR SPORTS CAREER !