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Devon Torrence
Lancaster Barnstormers – No. 4
Outfielder
Born: (1989-05-08) May 8, 1989 (age 31)
Canton, Ohio
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Devon Torrence
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: {{{birthdate}}}
Career information
College: Ohio State
Undrafted in 2011
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Minnesota Vikings ( 2011)*
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Stats at CFL.ca

Devon M. Torrence (born May 8, 1989) is a professional baseball outfielder for the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He also played American and Canadian football as a cornerback in the National Football League (NFL) and Canadian Football League (CFL). Torrence signed with Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He was also a member of the Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets and the Montreal Alouettes. He played college football at Ohio State.

Early yearsEdit

Torrence attended Canton South High School in Canton, Ohio.[1] Torrence was selected to the first-team all-conference in his last three years of high school.[1] Torrence also played wide receiver, safety and running back during high school.[1]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Devon Torrence
Safety
Canton, Ohio Canton South High School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 4.4 Sep 1, 2006 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 12 (Safety)   Rivals: 24 (ATH), 8 (OH)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

College careerEdit

Torrence played football at Ohio State. In all 4 years in Ohio State, he finished with 99 tackles, 4 interceptions, 5 forced fumbles, one sack.[2]

In his freshman year, On September 8, 2007, he played at Wide receiver in which he had one reception for no yards against Akron as Ohio State wins 20-2.[3]

In his sophomore year, On October 18, 2008, he recorded one tackle and a forced fumble against Michigan State as Ohio State wins 45-7.[4]

In his junior year, On September 5, 2009, he recorded 2 tackles in the season opener against Navy as Ohio State wins 31-27.[5] On September 12, 2009, he recorded 8 tackles and one sack against No. 3 USC but Ohio State loss 18-15.[6] On September 19, 2009, he recorded one tackle against Toledo in a shutout victory 38-0.[7] On September 26, 2009, he recorded 3 tackles against Illinois as Ohio State won the game 30-0.[8] On October 3, 2009, he recorded a tackle and a forced fumble against Indiana as Ohio State wins 33-14.[9]

In his senior year, On September 11, 2010, he recorded 8 tackles and One pass deflection against Miami (FL) and Ohio State won 36-24.[10] On September 18, 2010, he recorded 1 tackle and 2 pass deflections against Ohio as Ohio State wins 43-7.[11] On September 25, 2010, he just recorded 2 tackles against Eastern Michigan as Ohio State wins 73-20.[12] On October 2, 2010, he recorded 3 tackles against Illinois and Ohio State wins 24-13.[13] On October 9, 2010, he recorded one tackle, an interception and 2 passes defended against Indiana as Ohio State wins 38-10.[14] On October 16, 2010, he recorded 6 tackles and passes defended against No. 18 ranked Wisconsin but Ohio State loss 31-18.[15]

Baseball careerEdit

Torrence was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 16th round of the 2007 MLB June Amateur Draft.[16] Torrence played two seasons as an Outfielder for the Greeneville Astros a minor league baseball team of the Appalachian League and Rookie-level affiliate of the Houston Astros. In two seasons with the Greenville Astros, he played in 64 games in which he had 5 RBIs, batting average of .150, 7 stolen bases and Slugging percentage of .170.[16]

On February 16, 2014, he signed with the Kansas City Royals to a minor league contract.[17] On June 15, 2014, Torrence was assigned to the Royals's Double A Affiliate the Idaho Falls Chukars. On June 28, Torrence was released.[18] In July 2014, Torrence signed with the Florence Freedom of the independent Frontier League, but only appeared in two games for the team.

On April 9, 2019, Torrence signed with the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 0 in 199 lb30 3/8 in9 in 4.68 s 4.82 s 6.95 s 33.0 in 111 ft 0 in

Minnesota VikingsEdit

On July 28, 2011, Torrence signed with Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent.[19][20] He played all four preseason games and recorded two tackles on defense and two on Special teams. On September 2, 2011, Torrence was waived before the 2011 season.[21]

Cinncianti BengalsEdit

On December 19, 2011, Torrence signed with the Cincinnati Bengals to the practice squad.[22] On January 2, 2012, he was waived.[23]

New York JetsEdit

On August 1, 2012 Torrence signed with New York Jets.[24] On August 14, 2012, he was released.[25]

Montreal AlouettesEdit

On June 14, 2013, he signed with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.[26] On June 21, 2013, he was released by the team just before the 2013 CFL season began.[27][28]

The Spring LeagueEdit

Torrence participated in The Spring League in 2017.[29][30]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Ohio State Buckeyes profile". ohiostatebuckeyes.com. http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/torrence_devon00.html.
  2. "Devon Torrence Ohio State Statistics". sports-reference.com/. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/devon-torrence-1.html. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  3. "Akron 2, (12) Ohio State 20 Box Score". sports-reference.com/. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/boxscores/2007-09-08-ohio-state.htmll. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  4. "(12) Ohio State 45, (20) Michigan State 7 Box Score". sports-reference.com/. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/boxscores/2008-10-18-michigan-state.html. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  5. "Navy 27, (6) Ohio State 31 Box Score". sports-reference.com/. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/boxscores/2009-09-05-ohio-state.html. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  6. "(3) Southern California 18, (8) Ohio State 15 Box Score". sports-reference.com/. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/boxscores/2009-09-12-ohio-state.html. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  7. "Toledo 0, (11) Ohio State 38 Box Score". sports-reference.com/. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/boxscores/2009-09-19-ohio-state.html. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  8. "Illinois 0, (13) Ohio State 30 Box Score". sports-reference.com/. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/boxscores/2009-09-26-ohio-state.html. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  9. "(9) Ohio State 33, Indiana 14 Box Score". sports-reference.com/. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/boxscores/2009-10-03-indiana.html. Retrieved 2 September 2012.
  10. "(12) Miami (FL) 24, (2) Ohio State 36 Box Score". sports-reference.com/. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/boxscores/2010-09-11-ohio-state.html. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  11. "Ohio 7, (2) Ohio State 43 Box Score". sports-reference.com/. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/boxscores/2010-09-18-ohio-state.html. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  12. "Eastern Michigan 20, (2) Ohio State 73 Box Score". sports-reference.com/. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/boxscores/2010-09-25-ohio-state.html. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  13. "(2) Ohio State 24, Illinois 13 Box Score". sports-reference.com/. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/boxscores/2010-10-02-illinois.html. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  14. "Indiana 10, (2) Ohio State 38 Box Score". sports-reference.com/. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/boxscores/2010-10-09-ohio-state.html. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  15. "(1) Ohio State 18, (18) Wisconsin 31 Box Score". sports-reference.com/. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/boxscores/2010-10-16-wisconsin.html. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  16. 16.0 16.1 "Devon Torrence Baseball reference". baseball-reference.com. https://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=torren001dev.
  17. "February 2014 Transactions". Royals.com. http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/team/transactions.jsp?c_id=kc#month=2&year=2014&team_id=118.
  18. "Torrence's Transactions". mlb.com. http://m.mlb.com/player/519360/devon-torrence.
  19. Unknown (27 July 2011). "Vikings Sign 14 College Free Agents". Minnesota.cbslocal.com. Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. https://web.archive.org/web/20110811134213/http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/07/27/vikings-sign-14-college-free-agents/. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  20. Unknown (26 July 2011). "Torrence to the Vikings". CantonRep.com. Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. http://www.cantonrep.com/browns/x1312842666/Torrence-to-the-Vikings. Retrieved 26 July 2011.[dead link]
  21. Tom Pelissero on Twitter (2 September 2011). "Vikings waived CB Devon Torrence". Rotoworld.com. Archived from the original on 19 October 2012. https://web.archive.org/web/20121019213728/http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/6955/devon-torrence. Retrieved 2 September 2011.
  22. Unknown (19 December 2011). "Bengals sign former Buckeye Devon Torrence". FoxSportsOhio.com. Archived from the original on 19 December 2011. http://www.foxsportsohio.com/12/19/11/Bengals-sign-former-Buckeye-Devon-Torren/landing_bengals.html?blockID=629644. Retrieved 19 December 2011.[dead link]
  23. jreedy (2 January 2012). "Torrence released from practice squad". Cincinnati.com. Archived from the original on 1 May 2012. https://www.webcitation.org/67LIFIstX?url=http://www.newyorkjets.com/news/article-1/10-Undrafted-FAs-23-Tryouts-Announced/2455a737-0a01-4732-9e3d-58548173d518. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
  24. Jets Media Relations Department (1 August 2012). "Torrence Signed; Vakapuna, Wilson Waived". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 1 May 2012. https://www.webcitation.org/67LIFIstX?url=http://www.newyorkjets.com/news/article-1/10-Undrafted-FAs-23-Tryouts-Announced/2455a737-0a01-4732-9e3d-58548173d518. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  25. Jets Media Relations Department (14 August 2012). "Jets Waive CB Devon Torrence". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 1 May 2012. https://www.webcitation.org/67LIFIstX?url=http://www.newyorkjets.com/news/article-1/10-Undrafted-FAs-23-Tryouts-Announced/2455a737-0a01-4732-9e3d-58548173d518. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
  26. "Alouettes Transactions". montrealalouettes.com. http://en.montrealalouettes.com/article/alouettes-transactions. Retrieved June 14, 2013.
  27. "Alouettes release eleven". montrealalouettes.com. http://en.montrealalouettes.com/article/alouettes-release-eleven. Retrieved June 21, 2013.
  28. "Alouettes release veteran QB Quinton Porter". cbc.ca. http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/story/2013/06/21/sp-cfl-montreal-alouettes-release-quinton-porter.html. Retrieved June 21, 2013.
  29. Levine, Ben (April 9, 2017). "The Spring League Announces Camp Roster". profootballrumors.com. Archived from the original on July 26, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170726034951/https://www.profootballrumors.com/2017/04/the-spring-league-announces-training-camp-roster. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
  30. Miller, Travis (July 19, 2017). "Spring League Showcase Player Stats". flofootball.com. Archived from the original on August 31, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170831202153/http://www.flofootball.com/article/59154-spring-league-showcase-player-stats#.WahvN2nyuUk. Retrieved August 31, 2017.

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