Monday, December 14, 2009

Bo Jackson, Deion Sanders, and D.J. Dozier?

D.J. Dozier was supposed to be the next in line for 2-sport stardom. It didn't quite happen that way.

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.


Carl Crawford Cards said...

I still have a few DJs somewhere.

paulsrandomstuff said...

I think I still have a D.J. Dozier football card somewhere, and aside from one or two years where I got into collecting ProSet, I've never been a football card collector.

James said...

After some pretty good success in the minors, I'm surprised he only had a few games in the majors.

Tim said...

I have two of his cards autographed from when he did a signing at card show at the Bellefonte High School.