This is our second installment of the two-sport report. Following is a list of college baseball players who also play another sport at the collegiate level. Most play football, but there is also a soccer player and a swimmer on the list. We have updated the stats through September for players who are currently playing a fall sport.
Kyle Parker- 6’1-200 – Football: QB & Baseball: OF
Parker graduated high school a semester early to enroll at Clemson in January 2008. He’s a redshirt freshman on the football team, but he will be a junior on the baseball squad in 2010. Parker has completed 54 of his 115 pass attempts for 715 yards with five touchdowns and four interceptions through Clemson’s first four games of 2009.
Scott Riddle-6’0-210-Jr. – Football: QB & Baseball: IF/C
Riddle just set Southern Conference records for career completions (705) and passing yards (7,893) in a win over Georgia Southern. He also threw his first interception of the season in that game to end a stretch of 218 attempts without a pick. For the season Riddle is 96 of 153 for 1,205 yards with 10 touchdowns and one int. He and the Phoenix are ranked 13th nationally in the Football Championship Subdivision.
Tucker Nathans-6’0-180-Jr. – Soccer: Forward & Baseball: 2B
Nathans has started the Fairfield soccer team’s first six games in 2009. He
started all 47 games for the Fairfield baseball team last season, and led the
Stages with a .377 average with a 1.006 OPS.
Marshall Seedorf-6’3-185-So. – Swimming: Sprints & Baseball: P Seedorf was one of just two freshman to qualify for the Atlantic 10 Championship finals in both the 50 and 100 meter freestyle events in 2009. He pitched in relief in 13 games last season for the GW baseball team.
Anthony Nelson-5’10-180-Jr. – Football: WR & Baseball: OF
Nelson is Hofstra’s second-leading receiver with 11 catches for 109 yards and a touchdown through the first three games of the season.
Rob Dornfried-5’8-176-Jr. – Football: K & Baseball: IF
Dornfried has hit 3 of 5 field goals and 12 of 13 extra points through the Crusader’s first three games.
Josh Hauser-6’4-218-Fr. – Football: TE & Baseball:
Brian Adams-6’4-212-Fr. – Football: WR & Baseball: OF
Adams is a true freshman who was a high school quarterback and is now making the transition to receiver in college.
Kolton Browning-6’2-181-Fr. – Football: QB & Baseball: Pitcher.
Browning is a true freshman that is a back-up quarterback on the football team and is expected to pitch for the Warhawk baseball team next spring.
Chad Jones-6’3-231-Jr. – Football: Safety & Baseball: Pitcher
Like his former LSU teammate, Jared Mitchell (drafted and signed by the WhiteSox), Jones has both a football and a baseball national championship ring. He most recently returned a punt 93 yards for the decisive touchdown in LSU’s 30-26 win over Mississippi State. He also has 20 tackles and two interceptions in the Tiger’s first four games.
Jace Peterson-6’1-190-So. – Football: Safety & Baseball: IF
Peterson has 14 tackles and two sacks in the Cowboy’s first four games of 2009. He batted .366 with 16 stolen bases in limited action on the
diamond last spring.
Malcolm Bronson-5’11-188-So. – Football: Safety & Baseball: OF
Bronson is the Cowboy’s second-leading tackler with 29 through his first four games.
Eric Decker-6’2-215-Sr. – Football: WR & Baseball: OF
Decker is the Golden Gophers’ leading receiver with 35 catches for 499 yards and four touchdown grabs.
Khiry Cooper-6’2-180-rsFr. – Football: WR & Baseball: OF
Cooper started 20 games for the Cornhusker baseball team as a true freshman
New Mexico State
Tanner Rust-6’2-195-Fr. – Football: QB & Baseball:
Rust is the Aggie’s third-string quarterback and he plans to play baseball next spring as well. He would be just the second athlete to play both football and baseball at New Mexico State.
Mike Barba-6’1-180-Fr. – Football: WR & Baseball
Kyle Hughes-6’5-220-Sr. – Football: LB & Baseball
Hughes has recorded 14 tackles in the Colonel’s first four games.
Kevin Persick-6’2-215-rsFr. – Football: LB & Baseball
North Carolina State
Russell Wilson-5’11-201 – Football: QB & Baseball: 2B
Wilson is a redshirt sophomore for the football team, but he will be a junior on the 2010 Wolfpack baseball squad. He has completed 74 of 115 passes for 969 yards with 12 touchdowns and no interceptions so far in 2009. For his career Wilson has thrown 29 touchdowns with just one interception.
Eric Maust-6’2-190-Sr. – Football: P & Baseball: Pitcher
Maust has averaged 39.8 yards on 14 punts so far in 2009.
Evan Sharpley-6’2-217-Sr. – Football: QB & Baseball
Sharpley is the ND 3rd string quarterback in 2009. He was named the
team’s scout team player of the week for his impersonation of Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick prior to ND’s 35-0 win. 2009 was Sharpley’s last season with the Irish baseball team. He was picked by Seattle in the 50th round of the June MLB draft. Sharpley batted .333 with 7 HR, 29 RBIs and a 1.043 OPS for the Mariner’s AZL Rookie League team.
Golden Tate-5’11-195-Jr. – Football: WR & Baseball: OF
Tate enters 2009 on the Biletnikoff Award preseason watch list. He is ND’s leading receiver with 24 grabs for 358 yards and three touchdowns through four games. Tate has also rushed for 62 yards and another TD.
Jordan Poyer-5’11-181-Fr. – Football: S & Baseball
Jesse Alfreno-5’11-194-Jr. – Football: CB & Baseball: Pitcher
Alfreno was 1-0 with one save in 20 relief appearances in 2009 for the Nittany Lions baseball team.
Steve Tedesco-6’1-195-Sr. – Football: WR & Baseball: IF
Tedesco is Sacred Heart’s leading receiver with 21 catches for 233 yards and a touchdown through three games so far this season.
Bobby Shepherd-6’1-180-rs Fr. – Football: P & Baseball: Pitcher
Shephard made four relief appearances and two starts in ’09 for the Sacred
Heart baseball team. He’s the football team’s back-up punter.
Eddy Cabrera-5’9-160-Fr. – Football: DB & Baseball: OF
This is South Alabama’s first season of college football, which makes Cabrera
the first player in the 45-year history of the USA baseball program to play football and baseball.
Toby Gerhart-6’1-235-Sr. – Football: RB & Baseball: OF
Gerhart has rushed for 516 yards on 91 carries in Stanford’s first four games of 2009. On Sept. 26th he rushed for 200 yards and a TD in Stanford’s 34-14 win over Washington. He became the first Cardinal back since 1988 to have a 200 yard rushing day.
Jeff McVaney-6’2-220-So. – Football: FB & Baseball: OF/LHP
McVaney made 12 relief appearances as freshman for the 2009 Bobcat baseball team that made it to the NCAA Tournament. The fullback has two carries for three yards through three games in 2009.
Matt Szczur-5’11-195-Jr. – Football: WR & Baseball: OF
Szczur was second team All-CAA in football last season as a sophomore. As a
redshirt freshman in 2009 he led the baseball team with a .346 average. Szczur was a 38th round draft pick by the Los Angeles Dodgers out of high school in 2007. He has nine catches for 72 yards for the 4-0 Wildcat football team in 2009. On Sept. 19th he returned a kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown on the game’s opening kickoff vs. Penn. Szcur is averaging 34.1 yards on seven kick returns this season.
Marlon Calbi-5’11-180-So. – Football: QB/Holder & Baseball: SS
Calbi is a third-string quarterback who has played every career game as the
team’s holder. He started more than half of the baseball team’s games at
shortstop last season.
Christian Culicerto-5’9-190-So. – Football: QB & Baseball: LHP
Culicerto is a backup quarterback on the football team who walked on to the
baseball roster last season. He pitched in two games in relief.
Kenny Miles-5’11-180-Fr. Football: WR & Baseball: OF
Miles is a highly-touted freshman in both sports. He is currently low on the depth chart for football, because the team is deep at the wide receiver position.
Landon Bennett-6’3-200-So. – Football: K/P & Baseball: OF
Bennett had 8 punts in four games in 2008 for the football team. During the 2008 baseball season played in 25 games with 14 starts and hit .298 with 17 hits and 8 RBIs.