The article did point this out: “Wilson chose North Carolina State because Chuck Amato — who would be fired even before Wilson arrived in Raleigh — was the only coach who would allow him to play quarterback and also pursue his dream with baseball. To Wilson, there were no other options. That was his plan.”
So the “scrawny second baseman” got his shot at college football via NC State and the willingness to allow him to be a two-sport player.
And the article did not point out that despite the “debacle”, I’m not sure that RW would have gotten a shot at the NFL had he not played for Wisconsin. Who knows. He has certainly made the most of his opportunities. And I”ll be rooting for him and the Hawks on Sunday.