NFL Draft 2019: Seahawks’ Russell Wilson shares unique connection to team’s 4th-round pick

first_imgWhile Jennings ended his collegiate career on the gridiron with 54 catches for 917 yards and 13 touchdowns, it was another sport that he shares with his future quarterback, Russell Wilson.Wilson, who congratulated Jennings via Twitter, was also Jennings’ youth basketball coach alongside his father. Related News “What’s crazy is how God works!,” Wilson wrote. “From my dad and I coaching you and my sister [Anna Wilson] in basketball when y’all were young and us all going to the same school together to now!”What a blessing!”Gary!!! @_Gman12What’s crazy is how God works! From my dad and I coaching you and my sister @a_willy03 in basketball when y’all were young and us all going to the same school together to now!What a blessing! #GoHawks 🙏🏾— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) April 27, 2019Jennings responded saying, “God is good!!”God is good!!— Gary Jennings (@_gman12) April 27, 2019Shortly after Jennings walked across the draft stage, he hopped on a conference call to detail their relationship.”I went to Collegiate K through 8, and he was in high school at the time,” Jennings said, via ESPN. “It was a K-through-12 school. Growing up in that school, I used to see him play quarterback. He was an amazing quarterback back in the day. I saw him run back and forth across the field, and someone was always wide open. They basically won state every year he was there.”​ Seahawks’ Doug Baldwin’s career may be over due to injuries, report says Jennings estimated he was in fourth grade when he played on the team​ featuring the Wilson family.”He was a scrapper,” Jennings said of Russell Wilson. “I was young at the time. He was a great basketball coach.”It was YMCA, so I don’t know if it was that competitive. We couldn’t even press, I don’t think. It was cool because he was a star player at the school, and he had a chance to be able to coach.”center_img NFL Draft 2019: D.K. Metcalf drafted by Seahawks at No. 64 after fall from first round The NFL Draft is full of heartwarming stories and inspiring relationships. But, one unique connection came out of the Seahawks’ fourth-round pick Saturday.Seattle selected Gary Jennings, a wide receiver out of West Virginia, with the No. 120 overall pick. last_img read more