Air Force punter David Baska’s athleticism is unusual, especially for a punter. Last year, he said he had thought of trying out for the Falcons’ baseball team.
So it wasn’t a huge surprise that Baska is playing a second sport (his teammates and coaches say he probably could play a third or fourth). Baska appeared for the Falcons against LSU last weekend, throwing a scoreless inning in relief. Baseball sports information director Nick Arseniak said Baska’s velocity was in the high 80s. He also got an at-bat, reaching base and scoring a run.
Baska will pitch for Air Force, and is also a backup at shortstop and center field. There aren’t many college football punters with that kind of versatility.