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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.
 

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  • 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

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    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

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    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.

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