Florida QB Feleipe Franks was taken by the Boston Red Sox in the 31st round (the 947th overall selection) of the 2019 MLB Amateur Draft on Wednesday. He quickly assured Gators Fans that they need not worry about him following Tim Tebow's path into professional baseball.
"I'm flattered that the Red Sox picked me this afternoon," Franks said. "However, I'm living out my dream being the quarterback of the Florida Gators. We're all working extremely hard this offseason and I cannot wait to hit the field this fall."
Franks is the first UF quarterback selected in the MLB Amateur Draft since Jeff Driskel was selected in the 29th round by the Red Sox in 2013.