From Baseball Prospectus
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Byron Gettis, TE, Southern Illinois University
On Saturday night, I went to my first college football game, strolling over to the campus of Northern Illinois University to catch their home opener against Southern Illinois. It was a pretty remarkable game for a number of reasons, including a 20-point, fourth-quarter comeback by the visitors, but it was a 10-second stretch in the third quarter that struck me. After an incomplete pass, the stadium announcer came over the PA system - "... pass intended for number eighty-four, Byron Gettis." I thought it was just a coincidence at first, but then I started wondering. Nearly ten years ago, when the Royals signed Gettis, he was a huge football star with Big Ten scholarship offers, and he was from... the southern part of Illinois.
[this part of the article can be seen from the BP website]
According to his SIU bio, he's also writing a book about his baseball experience; I'm looking forward to reading it.