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Education is still a priority for Josh Dobbs, even with draft approaching

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Unlike most players who are preparing for the draft, former Tennessee quarterback Josh Dobbs didn’t withdraw from school. Instead, he has shuttled between the IMG training facility in Florida and Knoxville to finish the final six hours of classwork needed for graduation. Appearing on Thursday’s PFT Live, Dobbs said he’s racked up plenty of frequent flier miles throughout the semester.

Between now and the draft, Dobbs will be doing a different kind of flying. After an upcoming visit to the Chiefs (he already has visited the Steelers), Dobbs will head to Arizona for the annual Design/Build/Fly Competition, pitting students from schools throughout the country in a test of their aeronautical skills as demonstrated through the construction and maneuvering of a model aircraft.

The effort underscores Dobbs’ commitment to his education; at a time when plenty of college football players essentially major in football, Dobbs says he has a double major — football and aerospace engineering. And, as he explained it, the demands on his time while doing both will translate well to when he’s focused solely on football.

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7 Responses to “Education is still a priority for Josh Dobbs, even with draft approaching”
  1. dwinsgames says: Apr 13, 2017 2:59 PM

    Impressive! Dobbs will be successful whether football works out for him or not.

  2. brianc34 says: Apr 13, 2017 3:11 PM

    Great job!

  3. onermedboxer says: Apr 13, 2017 3:20 PM

    Good for him. And to be honest, with his smarts, he’s probably better off telling the NFL no thanks and looking for healthier, long-lasting work elsewhere

  4. greg3117 says: Apr 13, 2017 3:23 PM

    Pretty smart idea to get the most out of your education, be it free or not.
    Also, it’ll give him a nice fallback plan in the event the NFL doesn’t work out or when he’s done playing.

  5. ninerfan81 says: Apr 13, 2017 3:29 PM

    Amazing. I love hearing about guys taking their education seriously.

  6. ZombieVikings says: Apr 13, 2017 8:06 PM

    Good fit for the Patriots….he could fly those drones and spy really well.

  7. macjacmccoy says: Apr 13, 2017 10:19 PM

    And yet, it will have zero effect on his ability to be a competent QB in the NFL.

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