Penn State's John Urschel won the Academic Heisman and is one of the draft's better guard prospects. "I have come to realize this NFL gig needs to work out, because I am not cut out to be a chef," he said in his NFL Draft diary.
Editors: Penn State offensive linemen John Urschel will routinely provide a look at his journey leading up to the May 8 NFL draft in a series of diary entries. The all-Big Ten, third-team AP All-American has a Master's degree in math and was awarded the William V. Campbell Trophy as college football's top scholar-athlete. The 6-foot-3, 315-pound guard opens with a look at...
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19 days ago
John Urschel is all about football now.
During an outstanding career at Penn State, Urschel was one of the most accomplished multitaskers in college sports.
On the field he was team captain and one of the top guards in the country. He earned all-Big Ten honors twice, was a third-team All-America selection by The Associated Press as a senior and received an invitation to the NFL...
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20 days ago
Yesterday we joked about how low our national expectations of student-athletes have become when we emptied the Oklahoma State Junk Drawer, so we felt like we should highlight one of the good ones. Or maybe the best one. Ever.
Penn State fifth-year senior guard John Urschel has been a Nittany Lions stand-out on the field for years, playing in every game since 2011, earning First...
John Urschel has been labeled many things by the Penn State Nittany Lions. Some call him a genius with a mean streak. Others simply know him as a burly offensive lineman working on a second master's degree in math.
And now, maybe more important to the team overall, the soft-spoken guard has emerged as an unlikely - but ideal - leader in Happy Valley as Penn State opens preseason...
By now we all know the story of Penn State offensive lineman John Urschel. The guy is a mathematics wizard and represents the goals and initiatives of Joe Paterno's famed Grand Experiment and "Success with Honor" mantra down to the tee. Urschel was selected to speak to the media members and others who attended the Big Ten's luncheon on Thursday, which wraps up the...
Penn State offensive lineman John Urschel was one of the Lions representatives during Big Ten Media Days. Here he talks with FOXSports NEXT reporter Beth Long about the event and the past few trying weeks.
In seven months on the job, Bill O'Brien has turned into much more than just the new leader of the Penn State Nittany Lions.
Perhaps no head coach has ever inherited such a challenge in his rookie campaign.
''He's kind of our rock. He sets the tone for the rest of us,'' guard John Urschel. ''He sets a very good precedent for this program.''...
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July 15, 2012
November 17, 2011 - Penn State sophomore guard John Urschel (Williamsville, N.Y.) has been selected to the Capital One Academic All-District® Football Team as selected by CoSIDA. He will be eligible for consideration for the Academic All-America® Team.