Justin Fields has been an NFL quarterback for two seasons. Now he is a college graduate.
The Chicago Bears signal caller graduated from Ohio State on Sunday with a degree in consumer and family financial services. He called Buckeye Stadium his home field for two seasons to receive his degree.
The Bears celebrated the achievement on social media.
Fields, 24, joined Ohio State in 2019 after one season as a backup at Georgia. He started two seasons as Ohio State's quarterback and led the Buckeyes to the CFP Semifinals and the national Championship Game as a junior in 2020. He left Ohio State for the NFL after his junior season.
The Bears rewarded the decision by selecting him with the No. 11 pick in the 2021 draft. He took over the starting job as a rookie and started 15 games in his second season, completing 60.4% of his passes for 2,242 yards with 17 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He added eight more touchdowns on the ground. His 1,143 rushing yards was the second most all-time by a quarterback.
Meanwhile, he kept working to complete his degree and was one of the 191 student-athletes to graduate from Ohio State on Sunday.