Jeff Samardzija, who was an All-American football receiver at Notre Dame, will pitch against the Biscuits on Monday, the Smokies announced Saturday.
Samardzija will be making his Class AA debut. He's a prized pitching prospect who set loads of football records at Notre Dame before the Chicago Cubs convinced him to concentrate solely on baseball.
Samardzija is projected to start next season back with Tennessee. Maybe he'll still be there when the Smokies come to Riverwalk in mid-May so that all local football fans can pay homage to college football's greatest program.
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