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Russell Wilson to throw first pitch at Colorado Rockies’ opener

Russell Wilson to throw first pitch at Colorado Rockies’ opener

Former Rockies minor-leaguer Russell Wilson might be at Coors Discipline on Friday.

DENVER — 4 months earlier than the beginning of NFL Coaching Camp, Colorado sports activities followers will get their first take a look at Russell Wilson’s throwing arm.

Former Colorado Rockies minor leaguer and present Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson will throw the ceremonial first pitch at Coors Discipline on Friday, confirmed 9NEWS Broncos Insider Mike Klis.

First pitch of the Opening Day sport between the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers is scheduled for two:10 p.m. Friday. 

“I believe the Colorado Rockies play this weekend, proper?” teased Wilson on social media. “I believe it is Opening Day. Baseball, Rockies, Dodgers, nice sport. I assume I received to go to the sport, proper? Perhaps I will carry my glove. Perhaps I will see you guys there.”

Wilson, 33, was chosen by the Rockies within the fourth spherical of the 2010 MLB draft. In two low-level minor-league seasons, the second baseman Wilson hit a mixed .229 with 5 homers and 26 RBIs with 19 stolen bases.

Within the NFL, Wilson has 9 Professional Bowl alternatives in his 10 seasons, two Tremendous Bowl appearances and a Tremendous Bowl ring.

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“I used to be gifted to play two sports activities,” Wilson instructed 9NEWS in 2014. “I used to be a excessive draft decide in baseball. I really feel, and positively the Colorado Rockies felt, I might play within the main leagues. However I had this urge to play within the Nationwide Soccer League. I used to be 5-11 and all people was telling me I couldn’t. However I knew from seeing guys like Drew Brees, Doug Flutie, Fran Tarkenton from the previous, and realizing the expertise that God gave me, I knew I might do it. I simply wanted a chance. There’s nothing like having the ball in your fingers with two minutes remaining and you’ve got 80,000 individuals rooting towards you.” 

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