Dozier was a great running with Penn State - he had the winning touchdown in the Fiesta Bowl game over the heavy favorite and dressed in camouflage fatigues Miami Hurricanes. He was later drafted #14 by the Minnesota Vikings.
His baseball career was also off to a hot start. In 1990 he hit .324 in 29 games with Jackson and moved up to hit 13 home runs with the St. Lucie Mets. In 1991 he was #44 on the Baseball American All-Time Top 100 prospect list.
But it didn't work out for D.J. In his only season in professional baseball, Dozier hit .191 in 25 games with the Mets.
I was a believer - I thought he'd turn it around and would be a big success in the pros.