Aaron Ross knows a thing or two about beating Oklahoma, so who better to throw out the first pitch for a weekend series between the Red River rivals?
The former Longhorns star will take the mound Friday night before a 7 p.m. game between Texas and Oklahoma at UFCU-Disch-Falk Field, the Longhorns baseball team announced via Twitter.
Just the sight of him should be enough to put every Sooner in the building on edge.
— Texas Baseball (@TexasBaseball) April 7, 2017
Ross, of course, played cornerback for Texas from 2003 until 2006, and was on the field for a pair of victories over the Sooners his final two seasons. The second of those might have been his most memorable performance in burnt orange, including a pair of interceptions and this brutal fourth-quarter hit on Manuel Johnson.
Repeat after color analyst Bob Griese: ‘Whoa.’
Ross has a busy weekend ahead of him. You can also catch him alongside wife Sanya Richards-Ross on Saturday at The Domain for Capital One’s Banking Reimagined Tour. The Longhorns’ first couple of athletics is expecting their first child in August.
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