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2012 Rose Bowl: Russell Wilson, Former Colorado Rockies Prospect, Leads Wisconsin Against Oregon

Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Russell Wilson has had quite the year, which ends on Monday with the 2012 Rose Bowl. He finished up a football career at North Carolina State and then elected to pursue baseball full time with the Colorado Rockies. However, that didn't turn out quite as he expected, struggling through three months of baseball with the Low-A Asheville Tourists. During his second month in the minors, rumors of a possible return to college swarmed and by the end of June resulted in Wilson transferring to Wisconsin.


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Wilson went on to lead the Badgers to an 11-2 record, a Big Ten championship and a spot in the 2012 Rose Bowl. Wilson threw for nearly 2,900 yards and had 31 touchdown passes. He will face the No. 5 Oregon Ducks on Monday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. MT on ESPN.

But once the Rose Bowl ends, Wilson will need to see what his future holds. He will most certainly see what the NFL thinks of him, but the CFL had been discussed as a possibility during the summer. As well, the Colorado Rockies still hold Wilson's rights and have said they would welcome him back if he wanted to. Twenty twelve could be another exciting year for Wilson.

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