Erstad Rejoining Huskers

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ One of the most decorated baseball players

to come out of Nebraska has rejoined the Cornhuskers team, this

time as a coach.

The school's athletic department announced Thursday that Darin

Erstad would be an assistant coach under Mike Anderson. He'll be a

hitting coach.

Erstad was an All-America baseball player for the Cornhuskers in

1995 and the punter on the school's 1994 national championship

football team. He was the first player picked in the 1995 Major

League Baseball draft.

Erstad went on to play 14 years in the majors, retiring last

fall. He spent most of his career, 1996 to 2006, with the Los

Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He played for the Chicago White Sox in

2007 and the Houston Astros in 2008-09. He's a two-time Major

League All-Star and three-time Gold Glove winner