Players in the Marlins organization with football backgrounds

Long before he was the powerful slugger Marlins fans have grown to love, Giancarlo Stanton was a lanky, talented wide receiver in California. - Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

With the college and NFL football seasons in full season and the regular season at a close, here is an interesting look at four current Marlins prospects and current Major Leaguers that starred on the football field in high school.

Giancarlo Stanton- Back when he was known as Mike Stanton, Giancarlo played wide receiver for Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California. Listed at 6'5'' 190 pounds (He has gained 50 pounds since then.), Stanton had 745 yards receiving and 11 touchdowns his senior year, leading the Irish to a Serra League championship. Stanton apparently had offers to play football at USC, UCLA, UNLV, and probably numerous other schools before deciding to focus on baseball.

Justin Bohn- Drafted in the seventh round out of Feather River CC in California, Justin Bohn led his high school football team in Phoenix, Oregon to a 5-4 record in 2010. As the starting quarterback, Bohn threw for 2004 yards his senior season with 21 touchdowns. He also rushed for 871 yards and 10 touchdowns. Bohn played shortstop for Batavia and Greensboro in 2013.

Kolby Copeland- Debatably the best athlete from the Marlins 2012 draft, third-round pick Kolby Copeland played quarterback at Parkway High School. Considered as one of the top high school quarterbacks in the state of Louisiana, Copeland had offers from Arizona, Arkansas, and others. If it weren't for some bad grades in high school, Copeland likely would have had offers to some of elite SEC schools as well. In his senior season at Parkway, Copeland led Parkway to a 9-3 record.

Colby Suggs- Before taking a star role as a relief pitcher at the University of Arkansas and long before the Marlins selected him 73rd overall in the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft, Colby Suggs was playing quarterback at Sulfur Springs High School in Texas. After getting bigger and bigger during the offseason, Suggs moved to offensive line at Sulfur Springs as a sophomore, a position he excelled at until he graduated in 2010. He did also rush for five touchdowns as a senior. From his Sophomore to Senior Season, the Sulfur Springs football team went 34-8, at one time being considered as one of the top ten high school football teams in the state of Texas. Suggs has always had a reputation as an extremely hard worker and dominant competitor, perhaps some of the traits he learned playing football at a high level.

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