Data Scout Notes: 2013: 1stC/1stM/SeniorCLASSAwardWinner...PLombardi/POutland/DS#3PSTeamProspect-DBrugler...2012: 1stC/2ndM...2011: NA
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Draft Scout John Urschel News
05/12/14 - A closer look at the Ravens' picks: Round 5/175 -- John Urschel, G, 6-3, 313, Penn State...A technically sound blocker with quick feet, Urschel is an academic star who had a 4.0 grade point average and earned a master's degree. - The Sports Xchange
05/07/14 - Five players who should be on Houston's draft radar...OG John Urschel, Penn State: The past two years, O'Brien had the opportunity to coach Urschel at Penn State and in the late rounds, the two could be reunited. He sat on the bench until O'Brien was hired, starting every game at right guard as a junior and senior. Urschel was a solid player in college, but may be better known for his impressive classroom intelligence with a 4.0 GPA and multiple math degrees and even taught three math classes (Geometry, Trigonometry and Vector Calculus) in 2013. He is a short-area blocker who does his best work in a phone booth due to his limited range and athleticism, but he competes on each snap and understands body placement to seal and finish. Urschel probably isn't a next level starter, but he should be able to hold onto a roster spot. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
02/20/14 - 2014 NFL Combine: From 40 times to Fritos, 10 Bold Predictions: 4. Wiz kid could challenge Wonderlic. The NFL says the famed Wonderlic isn't an intelligence test, but Penn State right guard John Urschel is smart enough to recognize the exam for what it is. This year's recipient of the William V. Campbell Trophy as the nation's top football scholar-athlete is smart enough to recognize plenty of things. He earned a 4.0 GPA while receiving his Master's Degree in Mathematics in May, and spent his off-time teaching a class (Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry) to fellow Penn State students.
Further, he had a paper published -- "Instabilities of the Sun-Jupiter-Asteroid Three Body Problem" -- last spring in the journal, Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy. Math is one of several content areas found on the Wonderlic and therefore it is possible that Urschel may not get a perfect score. If he doesn't, I'm pretty confident that with a series of pie charts and bar graphs, he'll be to convince us that his test was actually better than perfect and that the whole 100 percent idea is actually throwing off his Bell curve. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
12/31/13 - 2013 SENIOR CLASS AWARD WINNER: Penn State All-America guard John Urschel (Williamsville, N.Y) has been selected the recipient of the 2013 Senior CLASS Award® for college football. He is the Nittany Lion football program's first recipient of the honor. The award, chosen by a nationwide vote of Division I FBS football coaches, national football media and fans, is given annually to the most outstanding senior student-athlete in Division I football. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be a senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - classroom, community, character and competition.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. "I am honored and grateful to have been selected the Senior CLASS Award recipient," Urschel said. "I have tried to represent my team, university and family as best possible during my time at Penn State. I am very appreciative and thank my family, professors, coaches, teammates and friends for all their support and help they have provided with all my academic and football pursuits at Penn State." - Penn State football
12/05/13 - 2013 ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): John Urschel, Penn State, Guard...Urschel has started all 24 games at right guard the past two seasons. He was instrumental in helping Hackenberg break several school freshman and all-time game and season passing records and Zach Zwinak and Bill Belton combine to rush for 1,792 yards this season. Urschel joins Jeff Hartings (1993-95) and Stefen Wisniewski (2009-10) as the Nittany Lions' offensive linemen to earn multiple first-team All-Big Ten accolades. - Penn State football