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New York Jets rookie Ahmed “Sauce” Gardner announces he is returning to college

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New York JetsAhmed Gardner’s “Chick” is ready to go back to school!

The 22-year-old is back in college and will be getting his degree this summer, he shared on Twitter. “Even though I had a 3.5 GPA after my third year of college, I never got my degree because I wanted to leave early and pursue my dream of playing in the NFL,” he wrote.

“With that being said, I’m back enrolled in classes and on course to graduate for the summer,” Gardner continued.

Gardner, who was born in Detroit, will earn his degree from the University of Cincinnati, where he played three years for the Cincinnati Bearcats before entering the 2022 NFL draft.

He was selected by the New York Jets with the fourth overall pick.

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Ahmed “Sauce” Gardner

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Los Angeles Rams linebacker Bobby Wagner showed his support for Gardner’s announcement, writing, “This is a big time,” on Twitter.

Cincinnati Bengals legend Andrew Whitworth also congratulated Gardner on the decision. wrote Whitworth, 41“Well done! You’ll be so proud of this guy’s achievement! Plus, have a great season on the court!”

Gardner’s first season in the NFL showed promise of a bright future ahead. This season, he became the first rookie to be named to the All-Pro team since Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott in 1981.

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Other sports stars have returned to pursue their college studies recently, including four-time NBA champion Stephen Curry and star Phoenix Suns. Chris Paul.

Related: Stephen Curry graduates college 13 years after leaving the NBA: ‘I should have seen it through’

Carey, 34 years old Obtained college diploma This past May, 13 years after he first entered the NBA. Celebrate the achievement with a series of photos on social media, describing the degree as “a dream come true.”

“Class of 2010….aka 2022 but we made it!” Curry shared his explanation. “Thanks to my whole village who helped me cross the finish line. I made a promise when I left and I had to deliver.”

RELATED VIDEO: Stephen Curry graduated from Davidson College in a singles ceremony as the school retired from Jersey

In December, Paul, 37, walked across the podium at Winston-Salem State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in communications. Soon after, he is Award of $2,500 to each person in their graduating classAccording to ESPN.

It was announced at the beginning of the ceremony that each graduate will receive a bank account with the Greenwood digital platform, with a deposit of money from the NBA star.

Related: NBA’s Chris Paul celebrates his college graduation by giving his fellow graduates $2,500 each

Speaking to the press on Friday, Paul explained that his opening “made my day” feel natural. He said, “I wanted to stand outside and wait with them.”

Paul continued, “I wanted to talk to them and let them hear from me and I hear from them. It’s a big deal.” “Everyone has their own journey and experiences, and I wanted to receive the full experience of what it means to be a graduate.”

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