Safety Reed Doughty is one of the longest tenured Redskins as he has donned the burgundy and gold since 2006.
He was taken with the 173rd overall pick in that year’s draft after a standout college career at the University of Northern Colorado.
While Reed is known for being a steady force on the defense and special teams units, his abilities in the classroom shouldn’t be overshadowed.
At Northern Colorado, he became the school’s first-ever three-time Academic All-American. Want to know how you can become an Academic All-American like Reed? Ace every class during your academic career like he did when he obtained a perfect 4.0 GPA while pursing a a degree in sport and exercise science.
His passion for learning has continued to spill over this offseason as he is heading back to the classroom.
Find out what Reed is doing back in school here:
In 2008, the NFL partnered with the University of Harvard and the Wharton School of Business out of the University of Pennsylvania to create a program that provides players with informational sessions about business and personal finance. As the program has grown in popularity, Northwestern University and Stanford University are now sites that also provided training.
The program is designed to help players prepare for life after football when they decided to hang up the cleats.
Doughty isn’t the only Redskins player to head back to school thanks to the league’s partnership.
Teammates Kedric Golston and Lorenzo Alexander have also attended Wharton as they used the information given to them to benefit the operations of the Pilates studio they run together in Northern Virginia.
Wharton is also home to the rookie symposium each year for the newest members of the league. The event helps players deal with personal finances and providing them with the basics of every day living under their new contracts.
After the conclusion of the week-long session, Doughty came away pleased and believes that he can use the information accumulated to help him now on the field and in the future after his retirement.
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