Former Buckeye players Carlos Snow, Jordan Fuller, receive degrees at OSU commencement
As more than 12,000 students graduated from Ohio State University on Sunday, 14 of them included current and former Buckeyes football players.
Two notable players who returned to receive their diplomas were former running back Carlos Snow, who graduated with a bachelor's degree in sociology, and former safety Jordan Fuller, who got a bachelor's degree in marketing.
Snow played for the Buckeyes from 1987-1991 and ranks ninth on the all-time Ohio State rushing list with 2,146 career yards. He then had a brief stint in the NFL with the Denver Broncos, but a knee injury ended his career in 1992.
After becoming homeless for several years, Snow eventually was able to get off the street and join the Ohio State athletic department's degree-completion program. Last August, Snow told the Dispatch that the "new Carlos" was five years sober and getting straight A's in his classes, something he had never done before.
"I want to thank Ohio State and how they were just so kind to have me come back," he said at the time. "That is just amazing. It's amazing. And nothing is going to top that, because all you need is a chance."
Fuller was also part of the degree-completion program, according to a news release from the university. He played at Ohio State from 2016-2019 and was a three-year starter and a two-time team captain.
Fuller was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in 2020 and was part of the team that won the Super Bowl in February.
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