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A Super Bowl starting QB is a former member of the Colorado Rockies organization

Published: January 29, 2014, 9:38 am, by Dalton Walker
Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson answers a question during media day for the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson answers a question during media day for the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Once upon a time, the Colorado Rockies drafted Russell Wilson.

Yes, the same Wilson who’s QB1 for the Super Bowl bound Seattle Seahawks.

Who knows if Wilson would have panned out in the Rockies organization? But it’s fun to think about the connection between Colorado and perhaps the biggest x-factor in Sunday’s big game against your Denver Broncos.

“I was blessed enough to play professional baseball, get drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the fourth round,” Wilson said recently. “I went to spring training and played (single A) ball for several months.”

Many didn’t see Wilson as a potential star when he was drafted in the NFL before last season.

Here’s a nice profile of Wilson’s baseball experience, done by Yahoo Sports

Side note: I like to say that I knew Wilson would be a starting quarterback in the NFL. Why? Thanks for asking.  I’m a Nebraska Cornhuskers fan. Wilson, while at Wisconsin, destroyed my beloved Huskers with ease.