UNC's Linton signs baseball contract

August, 17, 2010
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Clemson quarterback Kyle Parker wasn't the only football player in the ACC signing a baseball contract this week. UNC freshman linebacker Ty Linton signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

UNC coach Butch Davis issued the following statement:
“Our football program is disappointed to lose Ty Linton to the Arizona Diamondbacks. We are always going to recruit talented student-athletes and Ty was a very good two-sport prospect in football and baseball. He had an opportunity at Carolina to pursue his education while playing both sports. He was making significant progress in training camp and I believe he had a bright football future. After meeting with Arizona over the last few days, Ty and his family felt it was in his best interest to pursue a professional baseball career. We wish him the best of luck.”

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