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Lynch: Means returning to IU for 2008 season

Junior wide receiver drafted by Cincinnati Reds in MLB’s 1st year player draft

POSTED AT 08:56 PM ON Jul. 27, 2008 

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IU coach Bill Lynch has confirmed that junior wide receiver Andrew Means will return in the fall to play football.

“He’ll be back. He told me. I talked to him on the phone last week,” Lynch said at Big Ten Media day last week. “We thought all along that he’s wanted to play football. He’s enjoyed his summer playing baseball. He feels good that we’re going to be a good football team. He’s looking forward to coming back.”

The Cincinnati Reds drafted Means in the 11th round and 329th overall in the 2008 MLB draft, Means signed a contract with the Reds, and he has spent this summer playing for the Billings Mustangs in Billings, Mont.

Before Means signed his contract with the Reds his intentions were to evaluate his options in August and make a decision on whether to return to the Hoosiers in the fall for football season.

Former Hoosier football star James Hardy signed a contract with the Buffalo Bills, leaving a major hole in the receiving corps. Means returns as one of the top receivers from last year, he collected 48 catches for 559 yards.

 

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