TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona State linebacker Brandon Magee has signed a contract to play for the Boston Red Sox, but will play for the Sun Devils during the 2012 football season.
Magee is entering his fifth season with the football team and was a three-year letterman as on outfielder with the baseball team. He was drafted in the 23rd round of this year's baseball draft by the Red Sox.
Magee twice went to the College World Series with Arizona State's baseball team and was previously drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics.
He sat out the 2011 football season after tearing his Achilles tendon in preseason camp. Magee appeared in all 12 games in 2010, including 11 starts, and had a career-high 73 tackles.