Often times when a celebrity or athlete from another sport comes out to the mound before a Major League Baseball game to throw the first pitch, their attempts are pathetic and show exactly why they have a different profession. That was not the case on Friday night when Seattle Seahawks quarterback and former North Carolina State baseball player Russell Wilson made his way to the mound for the ceremonial first pitch.
According to those who were there, Russell fired an impressive fastball right down the center of the plate.
Russell was a fourth-round pick of the Colorado Rockies back during his playing days with N.C. State, but he ultimately chose to play football and that was a decision that worked out for him just fine.
Now, with a chance to return to the mound, Wilson had a dream come true.
“It was awesome,” Wilson said, via the team’s official website. . “This is my childhood right here. I used to play baseball all the time.
“God works things out in the right way, always, so being an NFL quarterback is very, very special. I love it. I love being the quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks.”
But he also loved throwing out the first pitch for the Seahawks.
It looks like the mound isn’t the only place that Wilson shows off his throwing arm. He enjoys throwing the heat to his NFL teammates in the locker room.