When it comes time for elite college football players to make their way to the NFL, not all of them have had time to complete their degree.
Many times – either during or after their career – players will return to their college to complete their coursework. Count Green Bay Packers star offensive lineman David Bakhtiari among them.
The two-time first-team All-Pro and three-time Pro Bowler is now a graduate of the University of Colorado.
Executive Senior Associate AD Kris Livingston tweeted on Monday that Bakhtiari for summer coursework to complete his degree.
He proved he’s more than just a star on the football field, though, with a 4.0 GPA. “How he started. How he finished David Bakhtiari left Colorado and Colorado Buffaloes football early for NFL,” the statement said. “He always knew he’d get that diploma & he’s been chipping away.
This summer he finished what he started & completed his last class! AND since his return, a perfect 4.0!”
Bakhtiari has added a few pounds and a few inches of hair since he left Colorado for the NFL. Congratulations to the Packers star on his achievement in the classroom.