Triple-A Norfolk outfielder Xavier Avery played baseball and football in high school. He was darn good at both. After the Orioles took him in the second round of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft, he had to turn down a football scholarship to Georgia. Coach Mark Richt had recruited him as an "athlete."
On Saturday night, against the Columbus Clippers, the Tides' 26-year-old looked more like a certain former Georgia Tech star.
Calvin Johnson, anyone?