
John Urschel  Mathematician and Former Pro Football Player
"Mathematics speaks to this side of me where I'm really curious and want to know why. My goal is to have a better knowledge of pure mathematics as well as a deeper knowledge of a lot of areas of applied mathematics because math underlies so many things in our everyday life.
Yes, math teaches you things about triangles, numbers, factorization, but what it really teaches the entire way through is how to look at some problem that you may face every day in your life, or even a problem that is a little bit different than any problem you've ever faced."  John Urschel
Learn more about John Urschel, his pro football career and mathematics:
 "Former Penn State offensive lineman, now fulltime mathematician John Urschel announces partnership with Texas Instruments," by Jack Hirsh, The Daily Collegian, August 15, 2017
 "Ravens OL John Urschel Retires After CTE Study, Continues Pursuit of MIT Ph.D.," by Mike Chiari, Bleacher Report, July 27, 2017
 "Ravens OL John Urschel, 26, retires abruptly, two days after CTE study," by Jamison Hensley, ESPN, July 27, 2017
 "From the NFL to MIT: The Double Life of John Urschel," by Peter Dizikes, MIT Technology Review, June 21, 2017
 John Urschel home page at MIT
 Ravens' Urschel shares his love for math, WBALTV, September 26, 2016
 "Get pumped up to go back to school with pro football player John Urschel," Texas Instruments, August 9, 2016
 "Pro Football Player John Urschel helps students score in math and science," PR Newswire, June 11, 2016
 "My Three Favorite Math Puzzles," by John C. Urschel, The Players' Tribune, June 13, 2016
 "Head of the class: Ravens' John Urschel gets straight A's in four Ph.D. courses at MIT," by Jamison Hensley, ESPN, May 25, 2016
 "Ravens player and MIT mathematician talks about the 2016 Draft, his nasty concussion, and his favorite team," by Charlotte Wilder, For the Win  USA Today Sports, April 28, 2016
 "Ravens Offensive Lineman John Urschel Explains His Mathematics Paper," by John Urschel, Forbes, The Lab Bench, March 26, 2016
 "An NFL player is starting a math PhD program at MIT in his offseason," by Abby Jackson, BusinessInsider, January 27, 2016
 "Baltimore Ravens OL John Urschel Spending Offseason Working on PhD at MIT," by Kyle Newport , Bleacher Report, January 26, 2016
 "'I plan to be a great mathematician': An NFL Offensive Lineman Shows He’s One of Us," by Stephen D. Miller, Notices of the AMS, February 2016. See also this companion piece to Miller's interview with Urschel: "Cryptanalysis of the NFL Schedule," by Stephen D. Miller, January 12, 2016
 "John Urschel, a wellknown mathematician you might not have heard of," by Edward Dunne, AMS Beyond Reviews: Inside MathSciNet Blog, October 25, 2015
 "Mathlete John Urschel Wants You to Learn Math!," by Dante A. Ciampaglia, Sports Illustrated Kids, July 2, 2015
 "John Urschel Talks About Why More Young Kids Don’t Love Math," by Maxwell Strachan, Huffington Post, July 1, 2015
 John Urschel Wikipedia page, with brief biography, career highlights and awards
 "John Urschel: Athlete, Mathlete," by Evelyn Lamb, AMS Blog on Math Blogs, April 7, 2015
 "A Cascadic Multigrid Algorithm for Computing the Fiedler Vector of Graph Laplacians," by John C. Urschel and Jinchao Xu, Journal of Computational Mathematics, Vol.33, No.2, 2015, 209–226, March 13, 2015
 Annette Emerson, AMS Public Awareness Officer

