Brett Taft

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Brett Eugene Taft Jr (born November 9, 1973 in Hueytown) was a pharmacist and former professional baseball shortstop.

After playing for the Hueytown Golden Gophers, Taft became a four-year starter for Jim Wells at the University of Alabama. Taft hit a home run in his first college at-bat in 1993 and was considered a vital part of the Crimson Tide's 1996 SEC Championship team. Taft ranks second on the Alabama single-season (210, 1996) and career charts (620) for assists. Taft was named SEC Player of the Week for April 8, 1996. He was also named to 1996 Olive Garden Classic All-Tournament Team and was a member of the 1996 NCAA South I Regional All-Tournament team.

Taft was a 19th round draft pick for the Kansas City Royals in the June 1996 draft. Taft played three seasons with Kansas City's farm teams in the minor leagues.

Taft worked as an independent pharmaceutical sales representative in Tuscaloosa from 2012 to 2014, serving as the owner and sole employee of BTAFT Medical LLC. In 2016 he was named as a co-defendant with Paul Roberts of Fultondale and Stanley F. Reeves of Demopolis in a 2.2 million health care fraud conspiracy. He pleaded guilty


  • Robinson, Carol (April 7, 2021) "Tuscaloosa pharmaceutical sales rep gets federal prison in scheme designed to fraudulently bill health insurance plans." The Birmingham News

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