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Russell Wilson to throw 1st pitch for Rockies' opener

Former Rockies minor-leaguer Russell Wilson will be at Coors Field on Friday.

DENVER — Four months before the start of NFL Training Camp, Colorado sports fans will get their first look at Russell Wilson's throwing arm.

Former Colorado Rockies minor leaguer and current Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson will throw the ceremonial first pitch at Coors Field on Friday, confirmed 9NEWS Broncos Insider Mike Klis.

First pitch of the Opening Day game between the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers is scheduled for 2:10 p.m. Friday. 

"I think the Colorado Rockies play this weekend, right?" teased Wilson on social media. "I think it's Opening Day. Baseball, Rockies, Dodgers, great game. I guess I got to go to the game, right? Maybe I'll bring my glove. Maybe I'll see you guys there."

Wilson, 33, was selected by the Rockies in the fourth round of the 2010 MLB draft. In two low-level minor-league seasons, the second baseman Wilson hit a combined .229 with five homers and 26 RBIs with 19 stolen bases.

In the NFL, Wilson has nine Pro Bowl selections in his 10 seasons, two Super Bowl appearances and a Super Bowl ring.

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“I was gifted to play two sports,” Wilson told 9NEWS in 2014. “I was a high draft pick in baseball. I feel, and certainly the Colorado Rockies felt, I could play in the major leagues. But I had this urge to play in the National Football League. I was 5-11 and everybody was telling me I couldn’t. But I knew from seeing guys like Drew Brees, Doug Flutie, Fran Tarkenton from the past, and knowing the talent that God gave me, I knew I could do it. I just needed an opportunity. There’s nothing like having the ball in your hands with two minutes remaining and you have 80,000 people rooting against you.” 

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Credit: AP Photo/Stephen Brashear
Russell Wilson throws out the ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game between the Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees on June 7, 2013.

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