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Los Angeles Chargers' Derwin James bounces first pitch at Angels game

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The Sports Xchange
Florida State defensive back Derwin James (3) attempts to stop Alabama running back Damien Harris on his way into the end zone in the second half of the Chick-fil-A Kickoff game on September 2, 2017 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Mark Wallheiser/UPI
Florida State defensive back Derwin James (3) attempts to stop Alabama running back Damien Harris on his way into the end zone in the second half of the Chick-fil-A Kickoff game on September 2, 2017 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Mark Wallheiser/UPI | License Photo

Los Angeles Chargers rookie safety Derwin James better stick to football.

James, who was selected with the 17th overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, tossed a one-hop ceremonial first pitch at the Los Angeles Angels' home game against the Houston Astros on Wednesday.

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Angels outfielder Chris Young scooped up James' offering, with the latter doing his best to keep a smile on his face.

"It was farther than I thought," the 21-year-old James said.

James did get the business from the rest of the Chargers' rookie draft class, which surrounded him on the mound. He also took a hit on Twitter as Chargers All-Pro cornerback Casey Hayward took issue with his attempt.

"You are trash first pitch didn't make it!!!!" Hayward wrote.

James was Florida State's lone All-Atlantic Coast Conference First Team selection last season after being the Seminoles' second-leading tackler with 84 stops. He also had two interceptions and one sack.

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