John Rhys Plumlee of the University of Central Florida is a man of many talents, and he recently accomplished something akin to Deion Sanders.
Firstly, he played outfielder for UCF’s baseball team and helped them win 12-3 versus Memphis. Plumlee had two hits, including a two-run triple.
After his baseball heroics, he changed uniforms and took part in the UCF football team’s annual spring game at FBC Mortgage Stadium.
In the game, he quarterbacked and completed 10 of 17 passes for 230 yards, of which one was a 70-yard touchdown pass. He is a skilled athlete: Plumlee is starting quarterback and right fielder for UCF’s Knights.
UCF is preparing for its inaugural season in the Big 12 conference. Plumlee, who began at Ole Miss before transferring to UCF last season, threw for 2,586 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions last year. He’ll enter the new season as UCF’s starting quarterback, but his presence in the baseball diamond is also critical to the program, as he’s currently batting .313 with 5 home runs and 10 stolen bases.
“That’s got to be a world record, right? Nobody’s ever done it, so it’s a world record. Someone write it down,” Plumlee jokingly said, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal. “Seven minutes has to be a good time.”
Excitingly, Plumlee channeled his inner Deion Sanders by starring in both a baseball game and a football match on the same day. Though the feat might not be breaking any world records yet, Plumlee’s all-around contribution to UCF’s success is significant and very much appreciated.