John Urschel

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John Urschel
No. 64     Baltimore Ravens
Center / Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-06-24) June 24, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 301 lb (137 kg)
Career information
High school: Buffalo (NY) Canisius
College: Penn State
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 5 / Pick: 175
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • William V. Campbell Trophy Winner (2013)
  • 84th James E. Sullivan Award Winner (2014)
  • First Team Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American (2012, 2013)
  • 3× Academic All-Big Ten honors (2011, 2012, 2013)
  • 2× First-team All-Big Ten honors (2012, 2013)
  • Ernest B. McCoy Memorial Award Winner (2013)
  • Senior CLASS Award (2013)
  • Associated Press Third-Team All-American (2013)
  • Phil Steele's College Football fourth-team All-American (2013)
  • Lindy's College Football Second-Team All-American (2013)
  • Penn State's Big Ten Sportsmanship recipient (2013)
  • Arthur Ashe Sports Scholars award recipient (2014)
Career NFL statistics
Stats at

John Cameron Urschel (born June 24, 1991)[1] is an Canadian born American football offensive guard for the Baltimore Ravens. Urschel played college football at Penn State. He was selected by the Baltimore Ravens with the 35th pick in the 5th round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

College career[edit]

John attended Pennsylvania State University, and played for the Penn State Nittany Lions football team from 2009 to 2013. A starter in all 24 games in 2012 & 2013 and the anchor of the offensive line, he was elected a 2013 co-captain and was among the eight Nittany Lions who had earned their degrees prior to the start of the season. In 2013, he won both the William V. Campbell Trophy[2] and the Senior CLASS Award - Football.[3] Urschel has also won the 84th AAU James E. Sullivan Award.[4]

Urschel also was a three-year captain with the track & field team. He placed first in the shot put at the 2009 Sec. 6 Rankings, recording a career-best throw of 17.37 meters.[5] He also competed in the discus (top-throw of 42.21 meters at the 2009 JFK Early Bird Invitational, placing third).

Professional career[edit]

2014 NFL Draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 3 in 313 lb 33 in 10 38 in 5.31 s 4.47 s 7.55 s 29 in 6 ft 8 in 30 reps
All values from NFL Combine[6]

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Urschel was selected 175th overall in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens.[7] On May 14, 2014, Urschel signed a deal worth $2.364 million, including a $144,560 signing bonus. [8]


A three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, Urschel graduated with a 4.0 grade-point average in mathematics in May 2012, less than three years after enrolling in the University. He immediately began working on a master's degree in math and graduated in May 2013 with a 4.0 GPA. Urschel has begun working on a master's in math education, with the plan of earning a Ph.D. after his football career has been completed. During the 2013 spring semester, Urschel taught a section of Math 041—Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry—to Penn State undergraduate students three days a week in addition to his own academic work and football responsibilities. He also is doing research in multigrid methods and computational mathematics. The hard-working, strong and physical guard had a paper published—"Instabilities of the Sun-Jupiter-Asteroid Three Body Problem"—spring 2013 in the journal, Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy.[9] Urschel was named recipient of the Ernest B. McCoy Memorial Award, presented annually by Penn State for athletic and academic excellence, in April.[1] Urschel was among seven of the 171 Scholar-Athlete nominees with a 4.0 GPA from all NCAA and NAIA divisions.


Full name is John Cameron Urschel. He is the son of Venita Parker and John Urschel. In his spare time, Urschel enjoys reading and playing the guitar. He graduated with a degree in mathematics in May 2012 and earned his master's degree in math in May 2013, maintaining his perfect 4.0 grade-point average. He is working on a second master's degree, in math education. He served as the student marshal for mathematics majors at the 2012 spring commencement.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "John Urschel Bio". Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Urschel Earns Prestigious Campbell Trophy at National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame Dinner". Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ "John Urschel of Penn State wins the 2013 Senior CLASS Award® for FBS football". Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ "John Urschel Named 84th James E. Sullivan Award Winner". Retrieved April 11, 2014. 
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  6. ^ "John Urschel". Retrieved May 10, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Penn State Football: Former guard Urschel heads to the Baltimore Ravens in fifth-round of NFL Draft". Retrieved May 10, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Ravens sign Crockett Gillmore, John Urschel and Keith Wenning". Retrieved May 14, 2014. 
  9. ^ Urschel, John C.; Galante, Joseph R. (March 2013). "Instabilities in the Sun-Jupiter-Asteroid three body problem". Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy 115 (3): 233–259. Bibcode:2013CeMDA.115..233U. doi:10.1007/s10569-012-9461-8. 

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