Ty Warren earns his degree during lockout

At a time when some players are using their down time during the lockout to get locked up and others are locking horns with a bull and still others are unlocking their golf clubs, Pats defensive end Ty Warren has locked down his college degree.

Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald reports that Warren will earn on Friday a degree from Texas A&M in agricultural leadership and development, with an emphasis on agribusiness.

“I feel real good about getting that done, and being able to walk up on that stage,” Warren said.  “I just have one more final [on Wednesday]. But that won’t be a problem.  I’m finished.  I’ll get my GPA later. It means something to finally have [that degree].”

Last year, Warren bypassed a $250,000 workout bonus to attend classes.  With his degree, he’ll be even better prepared for the inevitable permanent lockout that will visit every player once his football career ends.

44 responses to “Ty Warren earns his degree during lockout

  1. Unless he got arrested on the way home no one really cares. (It’s the truth and you know it)

  2. bearsrulepackdrool says: May 11, 2011 6:28 PM

    Unless he got arrested on the way home no one really cares. (It’s the truth and you know it)

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    Speak for yourself. This is a very cool story.

  3. This is fantastic news. Thank you for reporting it. This young man is an inspiration and a true NFL football player. He is the definition of role model.

  4. I’m just going to take this moment to remember all the people on here hating on Ty Warren last year for going back to school, inferring that he didn’t care about football.

  5. With or without the lockout he was going to finish his degree, that’s why he by passed the 250K last off-season. Kudos to Ty, according to the anti-players owner shills on this site, none of the players have degree’s and if not for football they would be washing dishing.

  6. Good job Ty. Its nice to see a player that has a good head on his shoulders and cares about things other than MONEY.

  7. Now that’s the type of offseason news that’s good to hear rather than all the arrests and other nonsensical stuff. Bravo, well done, someone who is looking forward to a life off the field and he’ll surely put that education to good use in all those fields of Texas. Nice.

  8. @couldntthinkofaname

    Didn’t say it was a cool story. I’m saying it wouldn’t care the same weight as if he were to get arrested.

    There a bunch of athletes who got degrees that people don’t talk about.

  9. kindbass says: May 11, 2011 6:31 PM

    I’m just going to take this moment to remember all the people on here hating on Ty Warren last year for going back to school, inferring that he didn’t care about football.

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    Normally, I wouldn’t do it, but as long as you’re talking about school…. people may have ‘inferred’ something by his behavior, but on this board they would have ‘implied.’

  10. Good for him, but it’s sad this has to be a story. They all should get their degrees.

  11. I really can’t say it was smart to throw away 250K just to attend classes, I’m pretty sure that much cash would’ve paid for the classes and then some.
    Having said that, well done.

  12. @thewhitestguyhere

    “They should make a movie about this starring Sandra Bullock”

    Don’t be ridiculous. Sandra Bullock looks nothing like Ty Warren…

  13. I have listened to many interviews with Ty Warren and he is a real “man”. It is clear he is devoted to his wife and children and it is also apparent that he is of strong character and integrity. He made a promise to his mother that he would get his degree after he was drafted out of college. He is a man of his word and he makes it real easy to root for him.

  14. I may be mistaken, but I’m pretty sure that a year ago, PFT was ripping him for skipping a camp to take classes.

  15. Hey PFT – Not to sound like a puss but instead of just having a “Turd Watch” why not have a watch for guys like this? Others mentioned that, while it’s awesome he went back and got his degree, Warren is not the only one that has done something good with his spare time. And not just football players.

    I know everyone loves a good dumpster fire (I’m waiting for Lindsay Lohan & Charlie Sheen to spawn … now that would be a true Apocalypse Now) but spread some good stuff around. Really.

  16. leaving $250k on the table is bad business no matter how you slice it. His professor should have told him that on day 1 as it would take a professor 4 years to make that

  17. 250K could put a few kids through college. Take the 250K, set up a scholarship for underprivileged kids, and get your degree when you retire. Selfish move from a millionaire, if you ask me.

  18. Awesome! It takes a lot of dedication to pass on that bonus. I know I would not have done that.

    Why is that thomas guy always so angry at the people who don’t side with the players? get a life, it’s an ongoing fan discussion not the apocalypse.

  19. He might as well get an education because he stopped playing for the Pats the day he signed that big contract

  20. It is great hear a positive story! Sadly we hear about the knuckleheads with their stupid comments or arrests far too often……

    A player focused on completing his education.

    A player who cares about things other than MONEY.

    A player with priorities.

  21. bearsrulepackdrool says: May 11, 2011 6:28 PM

    Unless he got arrested on the way home no one really cares. (It’s the truth and you know it)

    __________________________________

    Speak for yourself. This is a very cool story.

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    im pretty sure he was just speaking for, you know, himself. its not like he started his post “on behalf of all pft readers…”

  22. “Agricultural leadership?” What the heck is that? Do you cheer the wheat to grow faster or the pigs to get fatter faster? Sounds like another degree program engineered to make the graduation rate for your student athletes to look better!

  23. This is one of the best NFL stories I’ve read this offseason. This is an impressive young man. Do you know how many athletes say they’re gonna go back and do it and never do. This guy did and gave up $250,000 in the process. Some might think that’s crazy, but a few years down the road when he is a free agent, there’s gonna be a lot of GMs who will remember this about him. I’m sure Robert Kraft will certainly remember too. I’m officially now a Ty
    Warren fan.

  24. Reading some of the posting on this site has me wondering if some guys on this site have not understand that there is no cure for stupid, give the guy credit for doing what he feels is the smart thing for himself and his family, who in hell are we to judge his decision for to go for his degree. Bill

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