Video: Josh Dobbs receives degree from Tennessee day before NFL career starts
Not many college graduates start their new jobs the day after graduation, but that’s what former Tennessee QB Joshua Dobbs is doing.
On Thursday, he graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in aerospace engineering, receiving a big round of applause from his fellow students:
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On Friday, he’ll be with the Pittsburgh Steelers, who selected him in the fourth round of this year’s NFL Draft, to start his professional career.
Dobbs told ESPN.com that he’ll miss Tennessee, but is anxious to see what he can make of himself in the NFL:
“I’ve worked long and hard to build a legacy at Tennessee, both on and off the field and in the surrounding community,” Dobbs said. “So I’m very thankful to graduate with my degree in four years and also having a great career on the field and we been an impact in the community. Now I’m excited to see what’s next in Pittsburgh in my NFL career.”
Though Dobbs had to learn a lot in order to get his degree from Tennessee, his football education is just beginning. Dobbs will serve as Ben Roethlisberger’s backup this fall, where he’ll do his best to soak up all the knowledge the two-time Super Bowl champion has to offer.