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OSU Notebook: Cowboy baseball player to join football team

Oklahoman Published: February 16, 2009
Having played the last two seasons on the Oklahoma State baseball team, Dylan Brown has decided he’d like to try football, too.

A two-sport star at Plant High School in Tampa, Fla., Brown plans to redshirt with the baseball team and practice with football this spring as a wide receiver.

Brown was an all-stater and received recruiting attention in both football and baseball out of high school. He batted .286 for the Cowboys last year, making 17 starts in the outfield.

Brown is the younger brother of former OSU baseball star Corey Brown, who was a first-round draft choice of the Oakland Athletics in 2007.

A pair of OSU players will attend this week’s NFL Scouting Combine in preparation for the April 25-26 draft.

Tight end Brandon Pettigrew and punter Matt Fodge are expected to attend the week-long event that begins Wednesday in Indianapolis.

With his recent promotion to on-field assistant coach, Robert Matthews is a college football assistant for the first time. But because of his strong familiarity with the program, the players and the recruiting process, Matthews expects an easier-than-normal transition to his new job.

Matthews has been on the OSU staff for the last three seasons, most recently as recruiting coordinator.

"I don’t think that it’ll be like the players having to get used to somebody new, a new personality,” Matthews said. "I’ll be in a different role, but I think it will be a pretty smooth transition.”

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