Traverse City Beach Bums Slugger to Appear on 'Friday Night Lights'
Traverse City Beach Bums Slugger to Appear on 'Friday Night Lights'
Friday Night Lights has a new recruit in the person of football and baseball player, Aaron Garza.  The former high school football player and current baseball player is scheduled to appear on the critically hailed NBC drama next month.

Garza looks like he's finally making good on his promise to venture into acting in the event a career in baseball fails to pan out.  According to his profile in the Traverse City Beach Bums Program, if baseball doesn't work out, “He's going to Hollywood.”

Garza will make his Friday Night Lights debut on December 7, when he essays the role of the defensive captain for the Dillon Panthers' opponents on the field.

Garza signed on with the Traverse City Beach Bums in the middle of last summer, after completing his senior season at Texas State University.  While still at Texas State, Garza hit .341 with 15 doubles and 5 home runs, before going on to hit a grand slam home run during his first start as a professional.  Not surprisingly, his performance impressed Jason Wuerfel, the Beach Bums' Director of Baseball Operations.

"We had a lot of reports that Garza was a great hitter and a very hard-nosed ballplayer but I think it is safe to say that exceeded our expectations,” Wuerfel stated.  “We are looking forward to seeing what Aaron can do with a full professional season, but if [he] is as good of an actor as he is a baseball player, we might lose him to Hollywood."

Before he wowed people with his batting skills however, Garza lived out the Friday Night Lights life as an All-District and All-Central wide receiver for Westlake High School in Texas.  He has also appeared in several national commercials for Wal-Mart, Captain Crunch, Radio Shack and Budweiser.  Of late, he has also modeled for Saks Fifth Avenue and Texas Monthly Magazine.

-Rosario Santiago, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Source: Traverse City Beach Bums
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