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The Baltimore Ravens could use some good news about their players and this week they got some. Lineman John Urschel, the Canadian-born Penn State grad who holds both a BA and an MA in Math, got a math paper published. Yes, we said a math paper, from a current NFL lineman. In fact, he’s had three math papers published, the latest just recently.

When her retires (he’s only 23 and in his second year) he plans on earning a Ph.D in math. Did we mention he was also a three-year captain of his track and field team at Penn State, where he did shot putt and discus?

Urshel has also written two columns for the new Derek Jeter- founded website The Players Tribune. You can check out how he applies math to real-life scenarios here or why despite his skills off the field, he won’t be making an early retirement from football. 

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