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Returned Mormon missionary, BYU transfer Baker Pritchard playing at Oregon State with new outlook

Published: Friday, April 18 2014 1:20 p.m. MDT

In this file photo, Bingham's Daniel Palepoi (44), left, Harvey Langi (21), center, and Baker Pritchard (8), right, celebrate their 5A state title over Fremont High School at Rice Eccles Stadium on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Friday, Nov., 19, 2010. Pritchard now plays for Oregon State.

Mike Terry, Deseret News

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Baker Pritchard, a returned Mormon missionary, has been participating in spring football practices with Oregon State this month. The BYU transfer was featured in an article by Connor Letourneau in the Oregonian this week. The article touches on Pritchard's decision to transfer, his LDS mission in Hawaii, and his opportunity to play for the Beavers.

"There are bigger things than football," Pritchard said in the Oregonian article. "If football's not made for me, I'll just leave it in the Lord's hands and work my hardest."

To read the rest of this article, visit www.oregonlive.com.

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