19 year old college graduate readies for NFL... wth?

Just out of curiousity, what's the what the hell for?

It seems like a great move for him to me.

Say he gets drafted and only plays a couple of years and finds out it's not for him.. what's he out? He's still got his degree and if he's smart he'll have a lot of savings from those nifty NFL grade paychecks.

Definitely a crazy story though. When I was 19 I was working at Toys R Us and debating whether to join the Army or the workforce because there was no way I could handle four more years of school.

Thin_J wrote:

Definitely a crazy story though. When I was 19 I was working at Toys R Us and debating whether to join the Army or the workforce because there was no way I could handle four more years of school.

I think that is what the "WTH" is for.

PAR

I though the title was "19 year old college graduate readies for NFL... with?" I'm slow today.

Great story. Hopefully if he makes it big he can become the rolemodel that he wants. It seems the NFL needs that sort of thing.

par wrote:
Thin_J wrote:

Definitely a crazy story though. When I was 19 I was working at Toys R Us and debating whether to join the Army or the workforce because there was no way I could handle four more years of school.

I think that is what the "WTH" is for.

PAR

That's exactly what it's for. I'm trying to turn this story over in my head and it's absolutely incredible to me. I mean, graduate from college at age 19 and you're like that kid in "Real Genius" or something. You're somewhat of a prodigy just to be able to graduate high school early, then college early.

But football? That's insane. I played 2 years of college football. NAIA D2. Nowhere near NCAA D1. I wasn't an All-American like this kid was his senior year. I wasn't all conference. And I remember when I went to my first fall two-a-day thinking that every position on the field on my team was manned by the best player at that position that I had ever played with. Such is college football. Every level you go up, players are that much better.

So it's amazing to me to think of a kid who was playing amongst men at age 16. A kid who starting games before who was old enough to vote. The story of an immigrant from Nigeria graduating from college at 19 would be amazing enough on its own. But in my opinion, the football component makes it absolutely mind-boggling. And that he's good.