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Jonathan Cooper’s first pitch as an NFL player is a strike

Monday, April 29, 2013

Jonathan Cooper won’t play his first professional football game for the Arizona Cardinals until next fall, but he’s already made his Major League Baseball debut. Sort of. Twenty four hours after becoming the first offensive guard picked in the NFL draft, the former UNC star threw out the ceremonial first pitch for Friday’s game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies. (Wilmington Star News)

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