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Los Angeles Angels: Notre Dame’s Torii Hunter Jr. Signs Deal

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November 28, 2015; Stanford, CA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver Torii Hunter Jr. (16) runs the ball against Stanford Cardinal during the first half at Stanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
November 28, 2015; Stanford, CA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver Torii Hunter Jr. (16) runs the ball against Stanford Cardinal during the first half at Stanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /
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The phenom wide-receiver for the Fighting Irish decided it is time to sign a big league contract with his father’s former team, the Los Angeles Angels. A very bold move indeed.

Los Angeles Angels fans remembers the day at Angel Stadium, a division title won and Torii Hunter is swimming in champagne yelling ‘I’m Micheal Phelps!”. The big league star that would hit home runs as easily as he robbed them had a great opportunity.

The former Angel spent 5 out of 19 big league seasons with the Los Angeles Angels. An all-star and won multiple gold gloves within those seasons.

Now his son, Torii Hunter Jr. was drafted in the twenty-third round, 696th pick overall and his own father was able to announce the draft.

After a few weeks Hunter ended the suspense surrounding his signing and finally signed with the Los Angeles Angels. The pick could give Mike Trout the chance to play with both Torri Hunter Sr. and Jr in the major leagues.

Hunter, stands 6-foot-2, 180 pound junior at Notre Dame is a speedy wide receiver and will continue to stay with them following his senior year.

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He had bobbled baseball and football while attending, but last season hunter appeared in only  nineteen ballgames games as a defensive replacement or pinch runner.

He batted .192 with seven runs scored. As a wide-receiver Hunter caught 28 passes for 363 yards and two touchdowns last fall.

A very bold move by the organization since Hunter’s primary sport is football it could be hard to draw him away from it.

Hunter is mainly a prospect due to his pure athletic ability and shows great ability to play baseball. With the Los Angeles Angels comfortable with Hunter playing his last season of football and the possibilities of him playing baseball are unforeseen.

They are really crossing their fingers and rolling the dice on Hunter.

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It could sway either way , but it is exciting to dream that one day we could see Torri Hunter Jr. playing at Angels stadium.

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