Former Notre Dame LB Darius Fleming throws out MLB first pitch

IRISH STEW

Mike Vorel
South Bend Tribune

Darius Fleming is more than a football player.

The former Notre Dame linebacker is also an accomplished bowler, and he grew up participating in rodeos in the suburbs of Chicago.

On Saturday, he showcased a new skill.

Fleming threw out the first pitch prior to the Chicago White Sox's home game against the Cleveland Indians. The pitch, which was impressively thrown from the actual mound, was picked out of the dirt by ceremonial catcher and White Sox starting pitcher Carlos Rodon.

Check out Fleming's pitch below.

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— Darius Fleming (@dfleming58) April 9, 2016

How do you think he did?

So should I stand on the mound or in front today ??? ....as long as I'm better than @50cent lol @whitesox#FirstPitch#GoWhiteSox

— Darius Fleming (@dfleming58) April 9, 2016

After this pitch @MLB teams will be hitting me up @whitesox#firstPitch

— Darius Fleming (@dfleming58) April 9, 2016

NFL Linebacker and Super Bowl champ, @dfleming58, joined us in the #SoxSocial Lounge today. Thanks, Darius! pic.twitter.com/IPGUA0Pgtu

— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) April 9, 2016

Having a blast today with the @whitesox#firstPitch was over the plate pic.twitter.com/CRgSgjDCJ4

— Darius Fleming (@dfleming58) April 9, 2016

I must be good luck @whitesox let me know when I'm coming back #GoWhiteSox ...blast hanging with My guys #mustangspic.twitter.com/fWSrfeN063

— Darius Fleming (@dfleming58) April 9, 2016

Former Notre Dame linebacker Darius Fleming threw out the first pitch at the Chicago White Sox game on Saturday (photo courtesy 2016 Ron Vesely/Chicago White Sox).
Former Notre Dame linebacker Darius Fleming threw out the first pitch at the Chicago White Sox game on Saturday (photo courtesy 2016 Ron Vesely/Chicago White Sox).