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No longer able to play after injury, Arizona State's Cory Hahn earns a spot in pro baseball

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    In this May 7, 2014 file photo, Cory Hahn poses for a photo at Arizona State University's Packard Stadium in Tempe, Ariz. Playing in his third collegiate game at Arizona State on Feb. 20, 2011, he charged into second base while attempting a steal. Instead of gliding into the base, Hahn rammed into New Mexico second baseman second baseman Kyle Stiner's knee, jamming his head back into his spine. The collision left him paralyzed from the chest down. Hahn returned to ASU as a student coach and will graduate this month. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)The Associated Press

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    In this May 7, 2014 file photo, Cory Hahn poses for a photo at Arizona State University's Packard Stadium in Tempe, Ariz. Playing in his third collegiate game at Arizona State on Feb. 20, 2011, he charged into second base while attempting a steal. Instead of gliding into the base, Hahn rammed into New Mexico second baseman second baseman Kyle Stiner's knee, jamming his head back into his spine. The collision left him paralyzed from the chest down. Hahn returned to ASU as a student coach and will graduate this month. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)The Associated Press

When Cory Hahn was paralyzed on a headfirst dive on the baseball field, his days of playing baseball were over.

His involvement in the game isn't.

Hahn is graduating from Arizona State Wednesday and already has a job waiting for him — with the Diamondbacks.

The starting centerfielder for the Sun Devils as a freshman, Hahn saw his baseball career end in 2011, when he slid headfirst into the second baseman's knee and fractured his C5 vertebrae.

Instead of looking at the injury as something devastating, he viewed it as another challenge and went right back to work. He got his business degree, and now will work for the team in the scouting department.