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308-pound NFL player Baltimore Ravens guard John Urschel explains why he drives a comically small used car that cost him $9,000


Baltimore Ravens guard John Urschel explains why he drives a Nissan Versa - Business Insider

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They always say offensive linemen are the smartest football players, and this guy certainly fits that bill.

He's brilliant AND frugal.

According to a profile by Childs Walker of the Baltimore Sun, he lives on $25,000 a year and had a roommate last year to keep his expenses down. Urschel made $564,000 in salary and bonuses as a rookie in 2014 after getting picked in the fifth round of the NFL Draft.

While his rookie deal is worth $2.3 million through 2017, only the $144,000 signing bonus was guaranteed. If he gets cut, the Ravens don't owe him a penny, so it appears he has decided to spend wisely.

Hence his car: a used 2013 Nissan Versa.

Super smart!

He earned a bachelor's degree from Penn State in three years and spent his senior year getting his master's degree in mathematics while teaching integral vector calculus trigonometry during the fall semester.

He has been published in the Journal of Computation Mathematics and wants to pursue a doctorate when his playing career is over.

Is there anything this man cannot do?

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