UCF’s John Rhys Plumlee had incredible sports day on Friday
from Larry Brown Sports, with Steve DelVecchio, and from YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com
UCF quarterback John Rhys Plumlee gave new meaning to the phrase “two-sport star” on Friday.
Plumlee is both a starting quarterback and starting right fielder for the Knights. He started on Friday night in UCF’s baseball game against Memphis, which began at around 5 p.m. Plumlee went 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBI in the game before abruptly leaving in the seventh inning.
Though the game was not over, UCF was leading 10-3 at the time in an eventual 12-3 victory. Plumlee exited in a hurry because he was being escorted by golf cart to FBC Mortgage Stadium next door, where UCF’s spring football game kicked off at 7:30 p.m. Plumlee played in that game, too. He threw two touchdowns.
John Rhys Plumlee’s day today was INSANE.
He played in UCF’s 5pm home baseball game vs Memphis. Goes 2-3 with a triple and 2 RBIs. UCF wins 12-3.
He then leaves the game in 7th inning, sprints out of the stadium & is escorted in golf cart to the football stadium to play in the… pic.twitter.com/jWcuRNijj5
— Adam Breneman (@AdamBreneman81) April 15, 2023
What. A. Day.
Plumlee, who transferred to UCF from Ole Miss prior to last season, threw for 2,586 yards, 14 touchdowns and eight interceptions in 2022. He will enter the year as UCF’s starter, but his contributions on the baseball diamond are just as important to the school.
It is hard to fathom having that busy of a schedule, let alone excelling at two sports.