John Urschel is an offensive guard for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. A Canadian-born American, Urschel was selected in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL draft after completing his college playing career at Pennsylvania State University. Urschel holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics from Penn State. He completed his bachelor’s degree in three years and his master’s degree while playing for his fourth year at Penn State. During his fourth year, he taught integral vector calculus trigonometry as a graduate assistant.
Urschel played in all 16 games for the Ravens in 2015 and was a starting guard in seven games. Urschel spent the off-season completing his first semester in the mathematics Ph.D. program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He took four courses and had a 4.0 grade point average. He has co-authored a paper which was published in the Journal of Computational Mathematics.