Skip to content ↓

From the NFL to MIT: The double life of John Urschel

Whether he’s blocking a 300-pound defensive lineman or hitting the math books, this doctoral candidate just won’t quit.

Whether he’s blocking a 300-pound defensive lineman or hitting the math books, doctoral candidate John Urschel just won’t quit.

Read the full story at https://www.technologyreview.com/s/607988/from-the-nfl-to-mit-the-double-life-of-john-urschel/

Press Mentions

HuffPost

MIT graduate student John Urschel describes the appeal of chess to HuffPost's Zach Young. "You might think someone who spends his days studying Laplacian eigenvectors would pick a hobby that’s a little more restful on the brain," writes Young. "But for Urschel, the appeal of math and the appeal of chess are very similar."

More MIT News

Hyunwoo Yuk near a window on MIT's campus

Healing with hydrogels

Inspired by personal tragedy, graduate student Hyunwoo Yuk used his background in soft materials to develop a bioadhesive tape for repairing damaged tissue.

Read full story