Athletes With College Degrees
1. Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan’s professional career is in the area of general knowledge, whether you are a sports fan or not. On the other hand, NBA legend’s academic career is not as well known.
One year after being drafted for NBA by Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan returned to the University of North Carolina to complete his bachelor’s degree in geography.
2. Shaquille O’Neal
Shaq’s academic career is almost as fascinating as his professional sportsman’s. Shaquille O’Neal has not only finished Bachelor’s degree in general studies around the same time he joined NBA, but Shaq also has masters and PhD degree in Education.
Did you know that, other than being pretty damn good at flying dunks, Vince Carter has a college degree? Not only that he has bachelor’s degree in African-American studies, but Vince also, as every good student, attended his graduation ceremony, even though it was held on the playoff game morning!
4. Ben Roethlisberger
Two-time NFL Super Bowl Champion, Ben Roethlisberger is exemplary student as well. Along with building his career in sport, Roethlisberger spent his off-season free time to take college courses and earn his BA degree in education.
5. Klitshko brothers
Not only Vitali and Wladimir Klitchko rule the heavyweight category, but these guys also have amazing academic “side career”. Who would have guessed that both of them have not only Bachelor’s or even Master’s degrees, but that they both have PhD. Adding to that, they both speak Russian, German and English.
6. Dolph Ziggler
Although the diploma that says Dolph Ziggler has any kind of degree does not exist, the one saying Nicholas Nemeth surely does. Ziggler’s real world personality Nicholas Nemeth has a college degree , majoring Political science and minor in Pre-Law. Who would have said WWE World Heavyweight champion had a dream of becoming a lawyer.…
7. Dwayne TheRock Johnson
This one comes as super amusing information. WWE villain and Hollywood action movie star Dwayne TheRock Johnson is a respectable degree holder.
The plot twists when the info on what the degree is in: General Studies in Psychology and Criminology.
8. Rich Franklin
Imagine your math teacher one day becoming MMA star. That’s exactly what happened here. Rich Franklin had a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Master’s in Education and before becoming MMA worked as a High School math teacher in Cincinnati.
9. Michelle Kwan
According to her achievements on ice as well as in the classroom, figure skater Michelle Kwan must me superwoman. Kwan is bachelor’s degree holder in international studies and a minor in political science, and she as well graduated in Law and Diplomacy at Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
10. Leon Lett
One may think that winning three Super Bowl championships is more than enough to make the list to life achievements impressive, yet Leon Lett would disagree. NFL lineman returned to school and eight years after retiring earned his degree in sociology and history.