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Education Plays During the Off-Season of the NFL

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While you’re huddled in front of the TV watching your favorite NFL team go for a win, stop and think about what they’re doing off the field as well.

Just like many other online students, you probably chose online learning because it fit well into your busy lifestyle. If you’re a working professional then you know that you can set your own pace, like students at American Public University, according to your schedule. The same goes for the athletes you watch on TV. The ones that are able to attend a traditional university are rare, but they do so during the off season. Just think, your favorite quarterback or wide receiver may have been taking college classes alongside you earlier this year.

This very topic was covered recently by Jason Bune of USA Today College. Many players across the league, like Joshua Cribbs of the Cleveland Browns, are stressing the importance of continuing your education when you’re off the field. It adds to your marketability, and broadens your scope of abilities. Even on the NFL Player Engagement website they talk about the growing field of online education, and a questionnaire to determine whether it’s a good fit for you.

So, this Sunday and Monday, while you’re cheering on your fantasy leagues keep in mind that your favorite players may be logging in later that night to complete a discussion post as well. Don’t give your education a break just because the off-season is over. Cheer on your favorite teams then get back to classwork!

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By J. Mason

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