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OU’s Thomas Running Between Diamond And Gridiron

Cody Thomas is in a select group of Sooners, playing both football and baseball for OU.

Very few athletes have the talent to play two sports at the college level or have the time to make the commitment to both sports.

Thomas is vying for the chance to be Trevor Knight’s backup at quarterback for Bob Stoop’s football team and has played in eleven games for Pete Hughes’ baseball team.

The Colleyville, Texas native redshirted last season on the football team.

The 6’4″ 220 pound athlete made the most of his first public appearance at signal caller, throwing for 52 yards and a touchdown in the OU spring game.

The former four star quarterback prospect says he received his athletic scholarship from Stoops and the football team, so any action on the gridiron usually takes precedent.

Some thought Thomas may head straight to major league baseball after being drafted by the New York Yankees in high school, but he chose to play both sports for the Sooners.

In his redshirt freshman season, he’s started one game in the outfield, recorded one hit, scored a run and batted in one runner.

Thomas has been able to rely on head baseball coach Pete Hughes, who played football and baseball at Davidson College.

Hughes has provided Thomas with advice on how to handle playing both sports.

The dual sport athlete says he maybe gets one day a week to relax or catch up on sleep from his busy schedule.

Watch above as Thomas explains how life is as a two sport athlete at the University of Oklahoma.