The Matchup: Jake “The Snake” Plummer is one of the best quarterbacks to ever come through Tempe while former ASU second baseman and current Milwaukee Brewer Eric Sogard has continued to contribute in MLB after being drafted in 2007.
No. 2 Jake Plummer
Basic info: Born Dec. 19, 1974 in Boise, Idaho. High School: Capital High School. ASU career: 1993-1996. Professional: 1997-2006
Notables: While slinging the pigskin for the Sun Devils, Plummer threw for 8,626 yards, 64 touchdowns and finished with a total QBR of 133.8. Plummer is Top-3 in the ASU record books for single season passing yards, single-season touchdown passes, single-season passing attempts and single-season total offense yards. He was also drafted No. 42 overall by the Arizona Cardinals in 1997.
What you didn’t know: Plummer led ASU to an 11-0 (8-0 in Pac-10 play) regular season and a No. 2 ranking before losing a close one to then No. 4 Ohio State in the Rose Bowl. Plummer also led the Sun Devils to a 19-0 victory against No. 1 Nebraska.
No. 7 Eric Sogard
Basic info: Born: May 22, 1986 in Phoenix. High School: Thunderbird High School. ASU career: 2005-2007. Professional: 2010-Present
Notables: During his sophomore campaign, Sogard won Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year and also earned Second Team All-American honors from NCBWA, Collegiate Baseball Third Team and Honorable mention by Rivals.com. He was a key contributor for the Sun Devils his freshman year while also making two starts. He earned Second Team All-American honors from NCBWA, Collegiate Baseball Third Team and honorable mention by Rivals.com during his sophomore campaign.
What you didn’t know: His nickname is Nerd Power. In 2007 he was drafted No. 81 overall by the San Diego Padres and his debut was September 14, 2010.