Everyone is gearing up for Super Bowl 47 this weekend in New Orleans and we can't hide our excitement. The San Francisco 49ers will take on the Baltimore Ravens in the biggest football game of the year. To top it all off, Beyonce will be performing the half time show! But the best part is watching players who excelled on the field and in the classroom!
Are you a student athlete right now? Tell us how playing a team sport made you a better student on our discussion board!
Name: Ray Lewis
College: Univeristy of Miami/University of Maryland
Degree/Major: Arts and Sciences
Name: Torrey Smith
Position: Wide Receiver
College: Univerisity of Maryland
Degree/Major: Criminal Justice
Name: Ed Reed
College: University of Miami
Degree/Major: Liberal Arts
Name: Joe Flacco
College: University of Delaware
Name: Colin Kaepernick
College: Univeristy of Nevada
Name: Patrick Willis
College: University of Mississippi
Degree: Criminal Justice
Name: Dashon Goldson
Position: Free Safety
College: University of Washington
Degree/Major: American Ethnic Studies
Name: Joe Staley
Position: Offensive Tackle
College: Central Michigan University
Being a college athlete isn't easy, but these players made it through with degrees from great colleges and universities and went on to succeed in the pros! For more information about being a college athlete check out the NCAA student athlete eligibility requirements.
Congratulations and good luck to both teams! Who are you cheering for in the Super Bowl? #teamravens or #team49ers? Hit us up on Twitter!
And don't forget to join today's discussion topic: How has playing a team sport made you a better student?