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Paul Sakuma, Associated Press
In this Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, photo, Stanford wide receiver Jordan Pratt (82) runs during practice in Stanford, Calif., in preparation for the Fiesta Bowl college football game against Oklahoma State. Pratt and Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden spent the 2005 summer together with the Class-A Columbus Catfish, the Dodgers’ former minor league affiliate.

STANFORD, Calif. — Brandon Weeden and Jordan Pratt can only chuckle now about their baseball connection.

The Oklahoma State quarterback and Stanford wide receiver spent a summer together in 2005 with the Class-A Columbus Catfish, the Los Angeles Dodgers' former minor league affiliate in Georgia. After practice or before games, they'd often take a break from baseball and toss around a football, joking they could always go back to college if they never made it to the majors.

As their teams get ready to meet in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 2, both are playing out that football fantasy on opposite ends of odd college careers.