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Report: Baylor Basketball Star Rico Gathers To Play Football For Bears This Fall

Baylor forward Rico Gathers is looking to make the same move that turned former basketball players like Tony Gonzalez and Antonio Gates into football stars, but rather than making an immediate move to the NFL, he'll reportedly play for Art Briles this fall. 

">March 1, 2016

">March 1, 2016

Gathers' transition is reminiscent of Greg Paulus' move from point guard at Duke to quarterback at Syracuse. And if anyone can find a way to use a unique, big target at tight end, it is Art Briles. He already has 400-pound lineman LaQuan McGowan scoring touchdowns at the position.

Gathers has already been working on his football skills. Not many tight ends can do this:

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Rico Gathers 40-Yard Bomb Pass to himself. ???!!!#SCTopTen@AdamSchefter@kinggatz2@NFLpic.twitter.com/Zmf3nSJFIY

— Grand Master Hill (@TheHypeIsReal2) February 28, 2016

">@kinggatz2

Rico Gathers 40-Yard Bomb Pass to himself. ???!!!#SCTopTen@AdamSchefter@kinggatz2@NFLpic.twitter.com/Zmf3nSJFIY

— Grand Master Hill (@TheHypeIsReal2) February 28, 2016

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— Grand Master Hill (@TheHypeIsReal2)

Rico Gathers 40-Yard Bomb Pass to himself. ???!!!#SCTopTen@AdamSchefter@kinggatz2@NFLpic.twitter.com/Zmf3nSJFIY

— Grand Master Hill (@TheHypeIsReal2) February 28, 2016

">February 28, 2016