Oregon State wide receiver Hunter Jarmon will be making the transition from the gridiron to the diamond as he will forgo his senior season with the Beavers after signing as an undrafted free agent with the San Diego Padres on Thursday.
Jarmon compiled 555 receiving yards on 41 catches and three touchdowns in his career at Oregon State. He intended on playing both baseball and football with Oregon State when he signed his letter of intent to play football in February of 2013. Despite missing the fall baseball practices due to football, he had made the 35-man roster in February of 2013.
Jarmon then shifted his focus to football in April of 2013 after he left the baseball team and now a few years later, has shifted his focus back to baseball in a seamless transition.
The two-way athlete has excelled in both sports dating back to his days at Waco Midway, where he was an all-region outfielder as a senior at Midway as well as an all-district wide receiver that won the Co-District Offensive Player of the Year as a junior. He was also a first-team all-state Class 5A punt returner at Midway.
Jarmon took to twitter to express his gratitude towards the San Diego Padres organization and Oregon State University.
Oregon State head football coach Gary Andersen showed his support in Jarmon’s move, via Gina Mizell of The Oregonian.
“We 100 percent support Hunter’s decision to pursue this tremendous opportunity of a baseball career at this time in his life.”
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