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Ex-minor league baseball player opts for football at UNLV

Updated February 4, 2019 - 7:04 pm

James Baldwin III, a 27-year-old former minor league baseball player and a recent junior college defensive end and punter, has enrolled at UNLV where he will play football.

Baldwin (6 feet 4 inches, 225 pounds) made the announcement on Twitter on Monday.

He made 11 tackles last season that included two for loss and a sack, playing only four games because of a torn labrum. Baldwin also averaged 31.3 yards per punt.

Baldwin played six seasons of rookie and Class A minor league baseball after being drafted in the fourth round by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2010. He batted a career .228 with 42 home runs and 200 RBIs.

Contact Mark Anderson at manderson@reviewjournal.com. Follow @markanderson65 on Twitter.

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