March 10, 2012
LOS ANGELES - Former two-sport UCLA student-athlete Jarrad Page has signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Page played football and baseball at UCLA before spending the last six seasons in the National Football League.
Page was selected three times in the MLB Draft, including twice while at UCLA. He compiled a .195 career batting average with four home runs in 28 RBI in two seasons with the Bruins (2004-05). Page batted .233 with three home runs and 19 RBI in 46 games (32 starts) for UCLA in 2004.
An outfielder from San Leandro, Calif., Page was a four-year starter at strong safety on UCLA's football team from 2002-05. He was selected in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.
Page, 27, played in all 16 regular-season games for Kansas City from 2006 through 2008 before spending time with the New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings.
His highest draft selection came in 2006, a season in which he did not play college baseball. Page was chosen in the seventh round by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim that year.