In 1970, a five-year-old boy hid in the bushes alongside a street in Huntsville. The boy was in a crouched position peering through the greenery, awaiting a victim. Soon a car made its way down the street and the boy leaped from his hiding place and hurled a rock at the car, shattering its windshield. That experience has had a lasting effect of the life of David Lee Wilson. First of all, he still remembers the punishment he received. Secondly, the name David was replaced with Rock for obvious reason. Rock credits his Dad with coaching and teaching him the game of baseball in his early years. Dad constantly threw me batting practice endless times for numerous hours at Oak Park. That is what separated me from being an average player to a pretty good player. Rock attended Lee High School and was named to the all-city baseball team three times during his career and was the MVP in the city in 1983 as well as being named to the All State team for the second year in a row. In 1983, after graduation from Lee, he signed a baseball scholarship with Auburn University. In his first year at Auburn in 1984, he made the All SEC Freshman Baseball Team at shortstop and was named as the MVP on the Auburn team. He would also be named as the MVP on the Auburn team during his senior year. Rock was named to the All-SEC Academic team three times during his career at Auburn and was named to the Academic All-American Team during his senior year. In 1987, he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from Auburn and was drafted by the Oakland Athletic Organization. After playing with Oakland through the 1988 season, he returned to Huntsville and has been employed in sales from that time until the present. Rock went on to say, It is a great feeling to know that both of your parents are at all of your games supporting you 100 percent. They both traveled from Auburn to Baton Rouge to Gainesville and in between during my college days. They even made trips to Medford, Oregon, and Madison, Wisconsin, during my pro career. They really have made the difference in my success.