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College baseball coach donates kidney to player

February 8, 2011 |  8:15 am

When it comes to college coaches taking an interest in their recruits, Wake Forest baseball Coach Tom Walter took it to a different level. He donated his kidney on Monday to freshman outfielder Kevin Jordan.

"I would do anything to help anyone of my players or any of my family members -- anything in my power to help them have a better quality of life is something that I want to do," Walter told Baseball America.

He and Jordan, who is from Columbus, Ga., had the 5 1/2-hour surgery at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

-- Eric Sondheimer