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Alford could play minor league ball and football for Southern Miss

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

If there's one thing glaringly obvious about the Toronto Blue Jays at the moment, it's that they want Anthony Alford. Bad. According to Alford, the Blue Jays are trying to make it possible for him to play both football for the University of Southern Mississippi and baseball for Toronto.

The only losing party in that scenario would be the Golden Eagle baseball team, as the All-American dual threat quarterback-center fielder would have to forgo playing for Scott Berry to play minor league ball. According to NCAA rule, he is allowed to play one sport professionally and play another sport on the collegiate level.

Alford's decision is expected before the week is out, though he has until July 15 to decide.

Even after turning down numerous contract offers from a number of major league clubs, Toronto selected Alford with the 113th overall pick in the third round of this year's draft.

 

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