The lore of former Yankees draft pick Austin Aune continues to grow.
Aune, the oldest active quarterback in college football at 29, entered the transfer portal after his junior season at the University of North Texas in an effort to use up his final year of NCAA eligibility.
Aune committed to TCU in 2012 when he was a three-star high school prospect in Texas but had aspirations to play in MLB.
The Yankees selected Aune, who played at Argyle High School, in the second round of the 2012 MLB Draft.
Aune chose to pursue a career in baseball spending six years in the Bronx Bombers organization, but he never got past the High-A ball.
During his time with the Yankees, the outfielder appeared in 387 games for four different teams, cutting .246 in 1,563 plate appearances and 322 hits with 20 home runs. He ended his stint with the Yankees in 2017 at age 23.
Aune ended his baseball career and joined the Arkansas Razorbacks football program in 2018, where he participated in spring training before transferring to North Texas.
Aune missed his first season after the transfer and returned as a redshirt in 2019. He was listed as a third-string quarterback in 2021, but was named a starter midway through the season.
Aune led the Mean Green to a 7-7 record in 2022 with 232 completions for 3,547 yards and 34 touchdowns.
UNT was invited to the Frisco Bowl on December 17, losing to Boise State 35-32. North Texas fired longtime head coach Seth Littrell after loss