While Tim Tebow gets all the headlines, he’s not the only former SEC football player trying to make it on the diamond.
Former Ole Miss S Anthony Alford has received his call-up to the MLB with the Toronto Blue Jays. The Rebels’ official Twitter account congratulated him Friday afternoon.
— Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) May 19, 2017
Alford got the call after Blue Jays CF Darrell Ceciliani landed on the disabled list. He was a third-round pick by Toronto in the 2012 MLB amateur draft, but gave college football a shot, first at Southern Miss (2012) and then Ole Miss (2013-14). Alford left after the 2014 season to focus on baseball.
Source: Saturday Down South