This is the latest installment of the Collegebaseball360.com Two Sport Report. We are updating the progress of college baseball players who also play sports like football, soccer and swimming. If you know of someone not on the list shoot us an email and let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 74 of his 152 pass attempts for 895 yards with five touchdowns and five interceptions in 2009.
Scott Riddle-6’0-210-Jr. – Football: QB & Baseball: IF/C
This season Riddle became the Southern Conference record holder for career completions and passing yards. For the season Riddle is 96 of 153 for 1,799 yards with 13 touchdowns and two interceptions for the Phoenix.
Tucker Nathans-6’0-180-Jr. – Soccer: Forward & Baseball: 2B
Nathans has started the Fairfield soccer team’s first nine 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 (Podcast)
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 18 catches for 176 yards and a touchdown through the first six games of the season.
Rob Dornfried-5’8-176-Jr. – Football: K & Baseball: IF
Dornfried has hit 3 of 5 field goals and 16 of 17 extra points through the Crusader’s first six 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 is LSU’s fourth leading tackler with 35 takedowns along with two interceptions. Jones is also averaging 24.2 yards on five punt returns, including a 93 yarder for a touchdown vs. Mississippi State.
Jace Peterson-6’1-190-So. – Football: Safety & Baseball: IF
Peterson has 26 tackles, three sacks and an interception in the Cowboy’s first six 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 39 through his first six games.
Eric Decker-6’2-215-Sr. – Football: WR & Baseball: OF
Decker is one of two wide receivers on the Biletnikoff Award preseaon watch list who is on the two sport report. His 731 receiving yards are the fifth most in the nation. He has caught five touchdowns as well.
Khiry Cooper-6’2-180-rsFr. – Football: WR & Baseball: OF
Cooper started 20 games for the Cornhusker baseball team as a true freshman last spring.
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 26 tackles with an interception in the Colonel’s first six 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 132 of 225 passes for 1,659 yards with 16 touchdowns and four interceptions. Wilson has also rushed for 249 yards and three touchdowns through seven games.
Eric Maust-6’2-190-Sr. – Football: P & Baseball: Pitcher
Maust has averaged 39.8 yards on 14 punts so far in 2009. As the holder on ND’s field goal team he completed a pass to convert a first down on a fake FG vs. USC.
Evan Sharpley-6’2-217-Sr. – Football: QB & Baseball
Sharpley is the ND 3rd string quarterback in 2009. This past season 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 41 grabs for 719 yards and six touchdowns through six games. His 719 yards are the sixth most in the nation. Tate has also rushed for 96 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 36 catches for 506 yards and four touchdowns through six games 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 the fourth most rushing yards in the nation with 897 yards on 168 carries with 12 touchdowns in Stanford’s first seven 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 three carries for six yards through six 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 24 catches for 234 yards in seven games for the 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 29.6 yards on 16 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.