Seattle Seahawks quarterback and former minor league second baseman Russell Wilson expressed his desire to appear at spring training with the Texas Rangers almost immediately following his team's Super Bowl victory. That appearance is now official and is scheduled to take place on Monday, March 3, when the Rangers prepare to take on the Cleveland Indians in Surprise, Ariz. — Mark Townsend
NFL players are elite athletes, which explains why these competitors are talented at other sports as well. The amount of NFL players who were also drafted by MLB teams is staggering, which is why we couldn’t include every single guy. We’ve narrowed down the list to some of the more notable names.