Found July 03, 2012 on College Football Section:

Gaffney 300x219 Stanford RB leaves early to play in the MLB Tyler Gaffney Stanford Cardinal running back PAC 12 MLB draft Stanford running back Tyler Gaffney has reportedly given up on football, choosing instead to play Major League Baseball.

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Gaffney last month in the 24th round. Gaffney was on track to be a senior this fall. After running for 449 yards and seven touchdowns in his junior year he was expected to see a reasonable share of carries this season behind feature back Stepfan Taylor.

Gaffney played outfield for the Cardinal batting .301 with eight homers over the course of his career. He hit .245 with two home runs, 17 RBI and 48 runs scored in 54 games this past season.

Stanford ranked 18th overall in rushing last season.


Stanford's Gaffney to play pro baseball

Stanford running back Tyler Gaffney will give up his final year of eligibility in football to pursue a professional baseball career. Gaffney ran for 449 yards and scored seven touchdowns as a junior last season for the Cardinal. He played outfield for three seasons at Stanford and batted .301 with eight homers. He was a 24th round selection by the Pittsburgh Pirates in June'...
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