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College football kicked off with a former MLB All-Star's son leading an upset

A handful of current MLB players, like Mark DeRosa (Penn quarterback), Todd Helton (Tennessee quarterback) and Jeff Samardzija (Notre Dame receiver) played for NCAA football programs, and they aren't the only connections baseball has to college football.

Led by QB Tyler Tettleton, Ohio University upset Penn State, 24-14, on the season's first weekend. The redshirt junior is the son of Mickey Tettleton, who played from 1984-1997 with the Athletics, Orioles, Tigers and Rangers and was named to two All-Star teams.

I'm guessing Tyler had an extra-large bowl of Froot Loops this morning -- since the elder Tettleton credited the sugary cereal for his hitting success.

-- Dan Wohl /