Rice University held its 2011 graduation ceremonies yesterday afternoon. Amoung those receiving their diplomas were Houston Texans tight end James Casey and Houston’s 2011 NFL Draft 7th round pick Cheta Ozougwu.
James Casey was a former minor league baseball player turned Rice University football player who continued his education while playing for the Texans. Casey at one point had accumulated a 3.67 GPA while doing a triple major in Economics, Managerial Studies and Sports Management with a minor in Business.
Cheta Ozougwu is a Houston area native and was the 2011 NFL Drafts “Mr. Irrelevant”. Chosen by the Texans with the very last pick in this years draft. The title of “Mr. Irrelevant” is bestowed upon every last pick of every years NFL draft. But for those who are familiar with Ozougwu’s contributions, to the Houston community and his scholastic accomplishments, know he is anything but irrelevant. Cheta Ozougwu posted a cumulative 3.41 GPA while majoring in Economics.
Bound to succeed on and off the field, yesterdays payoff was a culmination of years of hard work for these two Rice graduates and Houston Texans teammates.
With that being saidand without further ado, please join Toro Times in congratulating all of this years graduates and both of these upstanding young men for their great accomplishment. The Houston Texans along with the city of Houston are both a better team and a better place since having them both come aboard. Congratulations men and good luck with all your future on and off the field endeavors.
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