7 Athletes Who Earned their Degree After Going Pro

Success is not only measured by the amount of money you have. Of course, many athletes are blessed with riches and the majority leave college early to play in their respective sports. But at the end of the day, the saying goes “knowledge is power” not money and many athletes are aware of this. Even though most athletes do not initially get their college degrees to play professional, we see a lot of them going back to finish what they started. However, this is still not an easy task so here is a list of 7 athletes who went back to college and earned their degree.

Vince Carter, Small Forward, NBA


Vince Carter

Emmitt Smith, Running Back, NFL


Emmitt Smith

Troy Polamalu, Safety, NFL