HR Derby Runner-up Kyle Schwarber was an Ohio All-State Linebacker

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Chicago Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber was an all-state high school football linebacker at Middletown High School in Ohio before heading to Indiana University to play baseball. Monday night, Schwarber lost the Major League Baseball Home Run Contest in Washington, D.C. to hometown favorite Bryce Harper by one homerun 19-18.

Below, check-out how good Schwarber was in football.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.