Football season might be over but that doesn’t mean we can’t ogle the tight ends strolling through Huntsman, right?
As part of the NFL Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program, NFL players are split between Wharton and The Harvard Business School to prepare for life after hanging up the pads. Thirty-seven past and current NFL players will be gracing us with their presence this week (Feb. 16-19), including James Farrior (Steelers), Trevor Laws (Eagles), and Brady Poppinga (Packers) to name a few.
It’s also worth pointing out that Drew Brees, this year’s Super Bowl MVP, attended the Wharton program around the same time he signed with the New Orleans Saints and is on record saying he hopes to pursue his MBA at Wharton. Coincidence? I think not.
While they do have to complete an application in order to attend the program, players are provided up to $15,000 in education expenses per league year as part of the NFL’s Tuition Reimbursement Program. Moral of the story? Don’t buy an education, kids. Become a football star and they give it to you for free!
Think any of them will be comparing past championship rings with the Penn players?