Ravens G John Urschel to attend MIT for math PhD during off-season

John Urschel is truly a “mathlete.”
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Baltimore Ravens guard John Urschel will attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for his PhD in math during the off-season, he announced on Twitter on Tuesday.

The offensive lineman, who describes himself as a “professional mathlete,” earned his bachelor’s degree in math, graduating with a 4.0 GPA from Penn State. He then went on to complete his master’s degree in math while continuing to play football for the Nittany Lions. Urschel also co-authored a published article in the Journal of Computational Mathematics.

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Urschel, 24, was drafted in the fifth round of the 2014 draft and saw action in three games during his rookie year. This season, he started in seven games for the Ravens.