John Urschel, Baltimore Ravens Football Guard and MIT PhD Student in Mathematics

John Urschel graduated from Penn State with Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Mathematics. Upon graduating in 2014, he was drafted in the 5th round by the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens. In 2016, he began a Doctoral program at MIT studying Applied Mathematics. He’s published several peer-reviewed articles and is an Advanced Stats Columnist for The Player’s Tribune. John was recently highlighted in Forbes’ 2017 “30 Under 30” article highlighting his academic and athletic achievements. John spoke about his inspiration (his mom), how he balances both football and math, why he believes the NFL has been slow to adopt analytics, and the highlights of both of his careers.