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    14 NFL Players Who Were Drafted To Play Pro Baseball

    With the Major League Baseball's draft currently happening, it's time to remember some football stars who you may not have known were drafted to play America's pastime.

    1. Michael Vick

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    Round: 30th

    Year: 2000

    Team: Colorado Rockies


    Notes: Vick was so athletic that he was drafted despite not having played baseball since 8th grade.

    2. Tom Brady

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    Round: 18th

    Year: 1995

    Team: Montreal Expos

    Position: Catcher

    Notes: Brady was drafted out of high school, but decided to go play football at Michigan.

    3. Cedric Benson

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    Round: 12th

    Year: 2001

    Team: Los Angeles Dodgers

    Position: Center Field

    Notes: Benson was drafted out of high school and spent that summer playing with the Dodgers rookie summer league team, before deciding to play football at Texas.

    4. Daunte Culpepper

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    Round: 26th

    Year: 1995

    Team: New York Yankees

    Position: Outfield

    Notes: Culpepper chose to focus on football and went to UCF.

    5. John Elway

    Round: 2nd

    Year: 1981

    Team: New York Yankees

    Position: Right Field / Pitcher

    Notes: Elway used his high draft position with the Yankees to force a trade out of Indianapolis (the franchise that had originally drafted him). Had they not traded him, Elway threatened to play pro baseball.

    6. Jake Locker

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    Round: 10th

    Year: 2009

    Team: Los Angeles Angels Of Anaheim

    Position: Outfield

    Notes: Locker has said that baseball is his fallback plan, should football not work out.

    7. Dan Marino

    Round: 4th

    Year: 1979

    Team: Kansas City Royals

    Position: Pitcher

    Notes: Marino was drafted out of high school, but decided to go to University of Pittsburgh to play football.

    8. Antwaan Randle El

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    Round: 14th

    Year: 1997

    Team: Chicago Cubs

    Position: Center Field

    Notes: Randle El played baseball, basketball, and football at Indiana University, where he was a star quarterback.

    9. Matt Moore

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    Round: 22nd

    Year: 2004

    Team: Los Angeles Angels Of Anaheim

    Position: Short Stop / Third Base

    Notes: Moore was drafted in 2004 despite not playing baseball since he had graduated high school in 2002.

    10. Jack Del Rio

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    Round: 22nd

    Year: 1981

    Team: Toronto Blue Jays

    Position: First Base

    Notes: Del Rio was drafted out of high school, before deciding to go to USC to play football.

    11. Golden Tate

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    Round: 42nd, 50th

    Year: 2007, 2010

    Team: Arizona Diamondbacks, San Francisco Giants

    Position: Outfield

    Notes: Tate was drafted initially after high school, before going to Notre Dame to play both baseball and football. He was drafted again in 2010.

    12. Javon Walker

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    Round: 8th

    Year: 1997

    Team: Florida Marlins

    Position: OF

    Notes: Walker spent three years in the Marlins farm system before going back to school where he played football.

    13. Ricky Williams

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    Round: 8th

    Year: 1995

    Team: Philadelphia Phillies

    Position: OF

    Notes: Williams played four years of minor league ball while attending Texas to play football.

    14. Deion Sanders

    Round: 30th

    Year: 1988

    Team: New York Yankees

    Position: Outfield

    Notes: Deion would go on to play professional baseball while playing professional football. At one point he played for both the Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Braves and is still the only player to hit a home run and score a touchdown in the same week.