Aug. 23, 2011
Stanford football has had a rich tradition of two-sport athletes. With a unique path to the gridiron, 26-year old freshman Jordan Pratt is the latest two-sport athlete on the Cardinal. Matt Morrison caught up with Pratt.
Pratt spent eight years in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, reaching Triple-A with the club before calling it quits. Recruiting coordinator Lance Anderson received film from Pratt and one thing led to another and Pratt is a walk-on wide receiver.
The Oregon native is married and follows in another pro baseball current Stanford football product-- Craig Landis, who played for Stanford Football in 1983 to 1985 after being a San Francisco Giants draft pick in 1977, finally reaching Triple-A before heading to The Farm.
More traditional two-sport athletes at Stanford (who have played both football and baseball at Stanford) include: Ernie Nevers, Lloyd Merriman, Joe Borchard, Mark Marquess, John Elway, Toby Gerhart and current running back and All-Pac-10 outfielder Tyler Gaffney.