When a player gets selected in the first round of the NFL draft in a city that also has an MLB team, he typically gets the opportunity to throw out the first pitch in the near future.
Former Ohio State center and Cincinnati Bengals first-round pick Billy Price, however, wasn't able to do so after the draft as he was still recovering from the pectoral injury he suffered at the NFL Scouting Combine. After being fully cleared to return from that injury earlier this week, however, Price got his opportunity to take the mound at Great American Ball Park on Friday, where he threw the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Cincinnati Reds' game against the Chicago Cubs.
Price, who said he had never thrown a first pitch prior to Friday night, got the ball to Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett on one bounce and admitted in an interview with Fox Sports Ohio – which you can watch above along with the pitch – that he was nervous going into it.
"It was actually more nerve-wracking than running out of the tunnel at Ohio Stadium," Price said.