Alabama, Boston College have most active players with degrees
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Even though the University of Alabama football team only has 14 scholarship seniors on the roster, it has 15 players who have already earned their degrees.
That’s tied with Boston College for the most in the Football Bowl Subdivision this season.
Over the past seven years, all under Coach Nick Saban, Alabama players still active on the football roster have earned 117 degrees, graduate and undergraduate.
Alabama also has five scholarship players and two walk-ons finishing up their master’s degrees this fall: Jalson Fowler (sports management), Arie Kouandjio (economics), Nick Perry (sports management), Austin Shepherd (marketing), and Brian Vogler (sports management).
1. Alabama 15
(tie) Boston College15
3. Utah State 13
(tie) Cincinnati 13
(tie) Minnesota 13
6. Virginia 11
7. East Carolina 10
(tie) UNLV 10
9. South Carolina 9
(tie) Penn State 9
(tie) Maryland 9
(tie) San Jose State 9
Source: The University of Alabama