Originally posted on Redskins Blog  |  Last updated 1/25/12
AP Image The NFL season is a grueling five month endeavor that begins in a fiery August and ends in a frozen January (or February).  Along the way, players get understandably tired, and use the first few weeks of the offseason to decompress and relax. Some go home to reacquaint with family and friends, while others fly to remote locations to get away. And then there is rookie linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, who flew back to West Lafayette, Ind. to finish up his undergraduate degree at Purdue.  Classes began on Monday, Jan. 9, a mere eight days after the final pro game of his rookie season. “I’m taking five classes this semester and then I’ll have a little bit more to go after that,” he told me last week.  ”I switched majors late in my career, so that kind of set me back and bit, but I’ll be able to graduate with a few more classes after this semester.” It’s been 13 months since Kerrigan sat in a Purdue classroom, but a lot has changed for him in that span.  He put his final semester of c...
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