Steelers’ Jordan Dangerfield earns college degree, walks in Towson ceremony
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 Steelers.com. “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.”
Former @Towson_FB standout Jordan Dangerfield returned to @TowsonU for Commencement Thursday. Now a member of the @Steelers, @dangerfield__ wanted to prove to his son what hard work in the classroom can do. #TUproud https://t.co/nYtRuKtTRg pic.twitter.com/SKcHjo2qFB
— Towson University News (@TowsonUNews) May 23, 2019
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 Steelers.com 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.
— Missi Matthews (@missi_matthews) May 22, 2019
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.
Chris Adamski is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chris by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .