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LSU Baseball announced Friday that pitcher Nick Storz, who also played tight end of the Tigers in 2020, has decided to end his baseball career to focus solely on football. Per

"Nick has the full support of the baseball coaching staff, and he has been a very valued player in our program," said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. "He's an amazing young man and a great leader, and we will miss him. But, I'm excited for him as he pursues a football career with total dedication. I hope we'll be watching him play in the NFL one day!"

"LSU Baseball family, I am forever grateful and blessed for the opportunity to have been able to play for the greatest program in college baseball," Storz said. "The memories that I have made over the past three seasons will last a lifetime. It has been an honor to play for Coach Mainieri and the rest of the LSU Baseball coaching staff.

"While it was a tough decision to end my baseball career, I am excited about the opportunity to focus solely on football at LSU. I look forward to watching the LSU Baseball team this season in their pursuit of a National Championship! Geaux Tigers!"

The 6-6, 262-pound Storz began working out with the LSU football squad in the summer of 2020 and made the team as a tight end. He was in the starting offensive lineup for the Tigers' season finale against Ole Miss, and he played in all 10 games as a member of the punt coverage unit.
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Careful. Playing tight end can hurt the body.
Reply5 months
He is a slim 6'6 260. Not sure how fast he is, but he should be hell to deal with in the redzone
Reply5 months
With the most talented pitching staff in decades "per PM", and Gilbert gone, smart move #GEAUX TIGA
Reply5 months
Now that's a Tiger.
Reply5 months
I think he could well be the 2nd string tight end next year. It’ll be interesting to see how good he can be.
Reply5 months
Dude's not giving up baseball to be 2nd string....he's replacing coward miss mommy gilbert ....and if he gets a lil faster he can be the next travis a lot of potential. red zone strong.
5 months
Spanks, your saying Travis Kelce???? That’s a mighty tall order baw, however if you truly are correct this would be HUGE! Lets go with Kyle,Pitts instead ok? One thing for sure is BOTH he and the coaches absolutely see something........
5 months
That’s disappointing. He was supposed to be a stud but good luck to him. It’s pointless to have a roster of pitchers that can’t pitch for multiple seasons.
Reply5 months
Injuries to throwing arm...lot of studs burn ?? out before getting to the Box, sad to say.
5 months
There's the short yardage TE for the next 2 yrs.
Reply5 months
Geaux Tigers!
Reply5 months
must be catchin on pretty quick; good for him
Reply5 months
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