Two seasons ago, little did we know the big splash a Dust Devil 2nd baseman would be making, especially in the NFL. In the summer of 2010, Russell Wilson batted .230 with 2 home runs and 11 RBIs, playing 32 games at 2nd base for the Tri-City Dust Devils.

Russell Wilson is now vying for the starting quarterback spot for the Seattle Seahawks, and he is doing so convincingly. Through 3 preseason games, Wilson is has completed 35-of-52 passes (67.3 percent) for 464 yards, five touchdowns and only one interception. He also has rushed 10 times for 150 yards and a score. In Simpleton, this kid is tearing it up.  It’s cool to look back and know our community has a hand in this young athlete’s background.