A dual sport athlete, Cody Thomas was recruiting by the Oklahoma Sooners to play football and baseball eventually signing a letter of intent in 2013. As a freshman, the quarterback's commitment remained first with the football program as the department supplied his scholarship while Thomas sat out after receiving a redshirt.
The following year, the talented athlete attempted to compete at the Division I level in both sports. Seeing time in seven games along with three starts, Thomas threw 66 passes connecting on two touchdowns while rushing for another. With a window of opportunity presenting itself, the quarterback decided to focus solely on football for the 2015 season.
Competing in three games, the redshirt sophomore saw much of his playing time dwindle largely in part to the arrival and availability of Baker Mayfield. Losing the starting job, a decision about the future had to be made as Thomas flipped back to baseball.
The move clearly paid off later in the 2016 baseball season as Thomas quickly adjusted. Batting .299 over a 40 game span, the now outfielder slammed six homers and 27 RBIs. Drafted in the 13th round of the MLB Draft by the LA Dodgers, the former dual sport athlete has inked his name with the franchise. According to MLB.com, Thomas stands to receive a $300,000 signing bonus.
Picture worth 1,000 words - congrats to @codythomas_12 for signing with #Dodgers organization: pic.twitter.com/6Wp4lTwLIQ— Bob Przybylo (@BPrzybylo) June 22, 2016