banner
NC State

Russell Wilson's father pasess away

Posted June 10, 2010

— N.C. State two-sport star Russell Wilson has lost his father. Harrison Wilson died Wednesday night after a long illness.

School spokesperson Annabelle Myers announced the news in an e-mail on Thursday morning. There were no further details.

Wilson, a baseball player and an All-ACC quarterback, was drafted in the fourth round of the MLB draft by the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday. It has been reported that Wilson is planning to sign with the team and play minor-league baseball this summer before returning to school in early August to play football. The redshirt junior has been N.C. State's starting quarterback for the past two seasons.

Wilson’s father, Harrison Wilson III was a two-sport athlete himself. A football and baseball standout at Dartmouth, Wilson III earned a free-agent tryout with the NFL’s San Diego Chargers as a wide receiver.

Wilson III suffered a severe stroke in the fall of 2008 when Russell Wilson began competing for the quarterback spot for N.C. State during preseason camp. Since the stroke, Wilson III spent most of his time in a hospital in Richmond, VA traveling to see Wilson play as he could.

Our thoughts and prayers here at 99.9 The Fan, 620 the Buzz and WRALSportsFan.com are with Russell and his family.
 

28 Comments

Please to add a comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • dsalter Jun 11, 2010

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Russell.

  • uncanddukefans Jun 10, 2010

    God bless you Russell, your dad raised a great man, he can look down from heavan, and watch ur sucess in two sports!!!!

  • wolfbitesyourheels Jun 10, 2010

    My dad passed away 19 years ago. It is still the one thing that has scarred me the most. On holidays and birthdays it is still painful. My prayers are with you Russell, and your family. Always remember and cherish the good times that you shared. God Bless.

  • RPHEELS23 Jun 10, 2010

    My prayers are with the Wilson family during this time. A fine young man who no doubt was raised by great individual. Keep your head up Russell.

  • sdmncsu Jun 10, 2010

    My thoughts and prayers are with Russell and his family. I am glad that his father got to see his success and what a great young man he turned out to be.

  • VT1994Hokie Jun 10, 2010

    It is always sad to lose your dad so young. Best wishes and prayers to his entire family members.

  • edits Jun 10, 2010

    View quoted thread


    Apparently they somewhat had a pretty good idea of what they were talking about because they knew that his father was really sick.

  • 1UNC Jun 10, 2010

    Keep your head up Russell and continue to make your father proud. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.

  • NCSU84 Jun 10, 2010

    View quoted thread



    Could not have said it better.

  • Doctor Dataclerk Jun 10, 2010

    So sorry. I would think his father was a great guy......look at Russell.

More...

 

 

  • MiLB: Durham Bulls vs. Gwinnett Braves

    Tonight at 5:00 on METV 50.2

  • MiLB: Bulls vs. Indianapolis

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on METV 50.2

  • MiLB: Bulls vs. Indianapolis

    Tuesday at 7:00 pm on METV 50.2

  • MiLB: Bulls vs. Indianapolis

    Wednesday at 7:00 pm on METV 50.2

  • PGA Tour Special: PGA Tour 2015: Playing with a Purpose

    Saturday at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA Golf: WGC – Bridgestone Invitational

    Saturday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA Golf: WGC – Bridgestone Invitational

    Sunday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • MiLB: Durham Bulls vs. Gwinnett Braves

    Today at 4:50 pm on Buzz Sports Radio

  • MLB: Washington Nationals at NY Mets

    Tonight at 8:00 on 99.9 The Fan

  • MiLB: Durham Bulls vs. Indianapolis

    Tomorrow at 6:50 pm on Buzz Sports Radio

  • MLB: Houston at Texas

    Wednesday at 8:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

QuickLoans Nat (PGA)
PosNameScoreThru
1tB. Haas-1710
1tT. Merritt-177
3D. Lingmerth-149
4tW. Kim-138
4tJ. Bohn-137
4tK. Chappell-137
7tD. Lee-1211
7tR. Ishikawa-1211
7tC. Pettersson-129
7tC. Howell III-128
View Full Leaderboard
 
Paul Lawrie (EURO)
Leader in BOLD/CAPS
MatchHScore
HOWELL v Warren181 up
Karlsson v APHIBARNRAT181 up
View Full Leaderboard
Madeira Islands (EURO)
PosNameScoreThru
1R. Kakko-24F
2S. Henry-21F
3A. McArthur-18F
4tS. Soderberg-16F
4tP. Widegren-16F
6T. Murray-15F
7tC. Shinkwin-14F
7tB. Akesson-14F
7tB. Stone-14F
10tR. Fox-13F
View Full Leaderboard
 
3M Championship (CHMP)
PosNameScoreThru
1K. Perry-1810
2tB. Langer-1311
2tS. Dunlap-1311
2tK. Sutherland-1310
5tG. Kraft-1116
5tS. Hoch-1112
5tM. Dawson-1111
5tT. Lehman-1111
9tP. Goydos-1013
9tK. Triplett-1013
View Full Leaderboard
 
ATP Scoreboard
Sunday, Aug. 2
BB&T Atlanta Open (ATP)
Final
(1) J. Isner6 6    
(5) M. Baghdatis3 3    
 
Suisse Open Gstaad (ATP)
Final
(1) D. Goffin5 2    
(3) D. Thiem7 6    
 
bet-at-home Open (ATP)
Final
(1) R. Nadal7 7    
(8) F. Fognini5 5    
 
WTA Scoreboard
Sunday, Aug. 2
Baku Cup (WTA)
Final
P. Tig3 7 0   
M. Gasparyan6 5 6