BigTen.org ran a story this morning on Barry Larkin and his story at Michigan. As many of you probably don't remember, Larkin was originally a football prospect.
Larkin was also given the chance to excel at both sports during his career. Entering his freshman season in Ann Arbor, he was redshirted by Schembechler, giving him the opportunity to fully concentrate on baseball.
Having never seriously devoted time to baseball, Larkin found himself having immediate success on the diamond during his first year with the team. He hit .352 from the plate, had five home runs and 37 runs batted in, stole 13 bases and started all 57 games for the Wolverines.
The shortstop was named the Big Ten Tournament Most Outstanding Player after leading Michigan to the Big Ten Championship, and helped guide the Wolverines to a third-place finish in the first of two College World Series appearances during Larkin's career.
It became obvious he was no longer an athlete playing baseball - he was now a baseball player beginning what would turn into a Hall of Fame career.
He never played a down on the football field at Michigan Stadium.
Click the link to read the whole story. Rather good story.