Ex-minor leaguer returns to LSU to play football

The LSU Tigers look to be one of the better teams for the 2016 season. They have the top-ranked recruiting class for the season and it looks like they will be getting a former student-athlete to join their program.

Former LSU pitcher Zack Von Rosenburg was one of the best young pitchers in the country during his short-lived time at LSU. He was eventually drafted to the MLB, where he spent six seasons in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ minor-league program.

After he never made it to the team’s main roster, he is returning to LSU, but this time to the gridiron. According to The Advocate, Von Rosenburg, who signed a scholarship to pitch for the baseball team and punt for the football team, will be given some sort of role with the Tigers in 2016.

“It’s unclear what position Von Rosenberg will play for LSU, which is expected to begin spring practice in early March. He might try several different spots, including tight end, quarterback and punter – a position in which he starred in high school.”

He could be able to come on and punt this year, which would be huge for the Tigers as four-year punter Jamie Keehn will graduate in the spring.

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