Listen: Seahawks’ Luke Willson recalls his life as a baseball prospect

Jun 16, 2017, 1:34 PM

Luke Willson was a powerful first baseman as a baseball prospect. (AP)...

Luke Willson was a powerful first baseman as a baseball prospect. (AP)


LISTEN: Seahawks TE Luke Willson recalls his once-promising baseball career

As a Canadian in the NFL, Luke Willson belongs to a pretty select subgroup of professional athletes. But that’s not the only rare fraternity Willson belongs to.

Though he’s made a name for himself as a Seahawks tight end, Willson could be considered a two-sport star as he was a legitimate baseball prospect out of high school, even signing with the Toronto Blue Jays as an undrafted first baseman in 2011.

Willson talked to “Danny, Dave and Moore” on Thursday about his past life as a baseball prospect, covering how he was a powerful hitter but “defensive liability,” played on Canada’s junior national team with future MLB players, and what led him to ultimately choose football over life on the diamond.

You can listen to the entire interview at this link or in the player at the top of the story.

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