Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields returned to his college stomping grounds at Ohio Stadium over the weekend, not to toss around the pigskin, but to pick up his sheepskin.
Decked out in cap and gown, Fields walked in Sunday's spring graduation ceremony at Ohio State University. Two years after leaving the school early to turn pro, he earned his bachelor's degree in consumer and family financial services.
According to the university, Fields continued his coursework through the athletic department's degree completion program.
Chicago Bears new President and CEO Kevin Warren — who was Big Ten commissioner during Fields' playing days — was on hand to see Fields collect his diploma.
Bears fans reacted with pride — "That's my QB!" — and a bit of hopeful thinking on social media. Today a degree, tomorrow a Super Bowl win.
Justin Fields. Graduate of THE Ohio State University pic.twitter.com/Auo1Wfc0ms
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) May 8, 2023
Chicago Bears QB (@ChicagoBears) and former Ohio State signal-caller Justin Fields graduated today with his degree in consumer and family financial services #Buckeyes pic.twitter.com/ObtjrwmfLL
— Kellyanne Stitts (@KellyanneStitts) May 7, 2023
Congrats to the 191 #OSUGrad Buckeye Student-Athletes who will earn their degrees today at 2023 Spring Commencement in #TheShoe #GoBucks
— Ohio State Buckeyes (@OhioStAthletics) May 7, 2023
Chicago Bears president/CEO Kevin Warren attended Justin Fields' college graduation today.
(Picture via @ChicagoBears) pic.twitter.com/kR3yFdNtm9
— Daniel Greenberg (@ChiSportUpdates) May 7, 2023
Pictures from Justin Fields' Ohio State graduation ceremony.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) May 8, 2023
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