Milwaukee Brewers Outfielder Retires to Pursue NFL Career

Bo Jackson....Deion Sanders....and Dylan Cozens. Cozens is trying to put himself into some elite company of MLB players who have played in the NFL. The Milwaukee Brewers outfielder has announced his retirement from baseball and he's headed back to the gridiron.

Cozens was once a second round pick of the Philadelphia Phillies and climbed his way up their prospect rankings. He had a cup of coffee in 2018 when he appeared in 26 games and recorded six hits. He leaves the MLB with 27 career games played since being drafted in 2012 out of Scottsdale, Arizona. 

Cozens can certainly hold his own on the football field, being recruited to play at the University of Arizona. He threw a curveball and signed with the Phillies after many thought the NFL was his dream. Now he gets to chase it after showing the world he's a professional baseball player. Not many people can say that. 

Fun fact: Dylan Cozens is also a professional hockey player who plays for the Buffalo Sabres. No word yet if they have a cousin who plays basketball. 

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