Monday, August 2, 2010

Pack's Wilson announces: He's engaged

N.C. State quarterback Russell Wilson is getting married.

Wilson broke the news Monday afternoon at a news conference scheduled to discuss his summer minor league baseball exploits and how he has prepared for N.C. State's football practice, which begins Tuesday.

He said he proposed Sunday to Ashton Meem, who he has known since they were in high school in Richmond, Va., and has been a classmate at N.C. State. Wilson said it took her a few seconds to gain her composure, but she accepted.

Despite playing short-season Class A baseball in the Pacific Northwest in the Colorado Rockies organization over the summer, Wilson said he has stayed in shape for football. He spent 15 minutes a day studying his playbook, lifted weights three or four times a week and threw the football with some of his baseball teammates.

He said he is ready for football practice to start.

"If we're winning, I'm happy," Wilson said. "If I win All-ACC or don't win All-ACC, I want to win."

Wilson, who will be a junior in football this fall, did not rule out the possibility of returning to N.C. State in 2011 for his senior football season. His ultimate goal is to play major league baseball and NFL football, and he said he is keeping his options open.

"Everything is a possibility," Wilson said. "I'm not sure what's going to happen [in the 2011 football season]"

Read Tuesday's Charlotte Observer or Raleigh News & Observer for more details on Wilson as N.C. State gets set to start preseason football camp.

Ken Tysiac


Anonymous said...

Russell is a class young man. College football could use a few more like him.

704Champ said...

Congrats to Russell. Terrific football player, better person.

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TP said...

Is there anything this kid does that isn't impressive? He is what college athletics SHOULD be about.