(Story courtesy Texas A&M Media Relations)
Houston native Jerrod Johnson, the returning starting quarterback who earned Sophomore All-America honors for the Texas A&M football team last fall, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Houston Astros versus Chicago Cubs baseball game Wednesday at Minute Maid Park in Houston. First pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m. and Wednesday is Aggie Night at the stadium.
Johnson, who played many sports growing up and was a pitcher on the baseball diamond, signed to play football and basketball at Texas A&M after a stellar career at Humble High School. After playing both sports as a freshman in Aggieland, Johnson decided to concentrate solely on football.
Also, Aggie Night will highlight the State Farm Lone Star Showdown Trophy. The trophy highlights the head-to-head athletic competition between Texas A&M University and the University of Texas. The Longhorns won the trophy the first three years of the competition and the Aggies have retained the rights to the trophy the past two years.
Fans can access tickets via the web at www.astros.com/aggie. The password is Aggie. Tickets are basically half-price with $2 from each purchase benefitting The Howdy Club, the Houston A&M Club and the Reveille Club.
The Aggie football team will open the 2009 season with a Sept. 5 home date against New Mexico at Kyle Field. Season tickets are available for as low as $250 for the seven-game home schedule which includes a Thanksgiving night game against the Texas Longhorns.