Former MLB reliever Kyle Farnsworth is playing minor-league football in Florida and leads his team in sacks.
Former MLB reliever Kyle Farnsworth is not technically retired, but he's been out of baseball since last June. He's living in Florida, still pitching and hoping for a team to call. He's also playing semi-pro football.
Farnsworth is playing defensive line for the Orlando Phantoms of the Florida Football Alliance, and he leads the team with 41 tackles and 11 sacks in 11 games.
At 6'4", 230 pounds, Farnsworth certainly has a football player's build. He also has a reputation for being one of baseball's most intimidating players. "I can run over anybody—except Farnsworth," one AL outfielder told ESPN.com in 2012.
And of course there's the time Farnsworh body-slammed Jeremy Affeldt.
So yeah, he can tackle pretty well.
Keeping in line with that repuation, Farnsworth has scary Justin Tuck-style facemask.
He also tweeted a warning for semi-pro quarterbacks:
Whether he's slamming you into the turf or hitting you with a 100-mph fastball, Farnsworth can really hurt you.
- Dan Gartland