Steelers’ Jordan Dangerfield earns college degree, walks in Towson ceremony |

Steelers’ Jordan Dangerfield earns college degree, walks in Towson ceremony

Chris Adamski
Pittsburgh Steelers Jordan Dangerfield during an NFL preseason football game against Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 in Philadelphia. (Winslow Townson/AP Images for Panini)

Six years after leaving Towson University for the NFL, Jordan Dangerfield returned to his alma mater to receive his degree.

The Pittsburgh Steelers safety was absent from the voluntary organized team activity practice session Thursday at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex.

“It means a lot,” Dangerfield told “I’m just blessed and thankful that my son will be able to see me walk. It’s something I promised myself, I promised my mom and wife that id’ go back and finish. So it means a lot to me.”

Dangerfield, who was getting reps as the first-team free safety over the first two OTAs this week, participated in the walk ceremony Thursday at the campus near Baltimore. He told that he took off the spring semester of his senior year in order to prepare for pro football. That left him 16 credits short for when he was on track to graduate (the spring of 2013).

Dangerfield said he took two classes during the spring of 2014, one more after the 2016 season, two others after the following season 2017 and finally completed the final course this spring.

“Happy I’m finally getting it over with,” he said.

After spending his rookie 2013 training camp with the Buffalo Bills, Dangerfield has been with the Steelers since January 2014 – two seasons on the practice squad in addition to 2016-18 on the 53-man roster.

He’s played in 30 games for the Steelers (three starts).

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Chris Adamski is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chris by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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