Toledo redshirt junior quarterback Terrance Owens could have a future in professional baseball, even if he never knew it.
Owens was selected in the 40th round of the MLB draft with the 1,215th overall pick by the San Diego Padres, who took him as a left-handed pitcher. Unfortunately for the Padres, Owens doesn’t play baseball.
According to Dr. Saturday, Owens – who’s not on Toledo’s baseball team – dabbled in the sport a bit in high school but was not considered a two-sport athlete. That’s how little a thought have given of Owens on a baseball diamond.
“It shows what a great athlete Terrance is,” new Rockets coach Matt Campbell said, according to Dr. Saturday. “He throws the football with great velocity, so obviously someone felt that would make him a good pitcher.
“Terrance is pleased with the recognition, but he’s looking forward to accomplishing his goals in college football.”
On the football field, he was one of the most-efficient signal-callers in the MAC. But you know what’s asked about guys with good arms and not much baseball skill: Is he left-handed?