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Monte Harrison Swaps Baseball Diamonds for Football Gridiron

Former MLB player Monte Harrison will take center stage in a new arena next season as he laces up for the Arkansas football team.

From MLB Diamond to NCAA Gridiron

After making his final MLB appearance with the Los Angeles Angels in 2022, Harrison makes an unconventional move back to college athletics.

A Four-Star Prospect Making a Football Return

Football Roots Rekindled

The 28-year-old Harrison was a highly coveted four-star football recruit out of Lee’s Summit West High School in Missouri over a decade ago.

He initially committed to Nebraska to play both football and baseball but was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2014, setting him on a path to professional baseball.

A Tumultuous MLB Journey

Harrison endured several years in the minors before finally making his MLB debut with the Miami Marlins in 2020.

In 2022, he signed with the Angels, making brief appearances with the team before being traded back to the Marlins.

From Baseball Standout to Wide Receiver

Harrison’s exceptional athleticism, honed during his MLB career, will now be put to the test on the football field.

He will be joining Arkansas as a walk-on wide receiver, aiming to make a mark in a different sport.

A Journey Chronicled in Pictures:

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Embracing a New Challenge

Harrison’s transition from baseball to football is a testament to his versatility and determination.

His athleticism and experience on the diamond will undoubtedly be valuable assets as he sets out to succeed on the gridiron.

The LA News Center will closely follow Harrison’s journey as he embarks on this exciting new chapter in his athletic career.