NFL to MIT: John Urschel on Choosing Math over Football


Joining Morgan on As We Know It is John Urschel, MIT PhD candidate in Applied Mathematics and former offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens. On the show he discusses why he's grateful to have played football and why he chose math over it. Morgan asks whether, given the emerging evidence of the link between football and CTE, universities should reconsider football's place at their institutions. Finally, hear Morgan and John play the Geography game to learn about PSPACE-complete problems.

Morgan Whitten is a reporter for the News department. You can listen to her previous interviews with Congressman Keith Ellison and farmer Karen Washington here. Tune in to "As We Know It" on Sundays at 12:30pm for more stories like this one!