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20 Engineers From the World of Sports

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Charles Murray
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More Matthews
Charles Murray   7/23/2014 4:39:05 PM
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In slide 9, we mentioned that Clay Matthews Sr. is the first of five Matthews in the immediate family to play in the NFL. The number is now up to seven. Jake Matthews (grandson of Clay Sr.) was the sixth player selected in the 2014 NFL draft and while he hasn't yet played an NFL down, he is sure to see action with the Atlanta Falcons. Another of Matthews' grandsons, Casey Matthews, plays for the Philadelphia Eagles. It's hard to keep up burgeoning number of Matthews now playing pro football.

Nancy Golden
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data analysis
Nancy Golden   7/23/2014 7:06:24 PM
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It's really not surprising to me that many athletes choose engineering as a profession. the analytical skills required of engineering is a valuable skill for analyzing plays and player performance. The ability to look at data and understand trends is an asset in both professions.

a2
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a2   7/24/2014 2:49:33 AM
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@Nancy: Yes indeed, that is the only solution for you to et a better understanding about your performance. Numbers do play a major role and it can predict your future performances. 

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Daniyal_Ali   7/24/2014 5:12:34 AM
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This slideshow also depicts good time management of these athletes, as they had to play and work hard to get the best of both worlds. I always wanted to be an athlete myself but keeping both engineering and sports at a professional level is a bit too much to ask. No?

Hence one of those always ends up being merely a hobby, so hats off to these guys who pulled it off.

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mrthekid   7/24/2014 8:50:49 AM
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While I applaud all these athletes, let's be honest most are not engineers they are athletes with an engineering degree.  If I read the list correctly, only one actually practiced engineering while one became a professor of engineering.  To be an engineer one needs far more than a piece of paper from a university and I think all us practicing engineers understand this.

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NDIrishWrestler   7/24/2014 9:09:16 AM
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It is dissappointing that you are downgrading these athletes because of your need to boost your self-confidence. As a former college athlete, anyone who attains a degree in engineering while performing at the highest levels in athletics does deserve the accolades. These athletes sacrifice their bodies as well as use their minds to accomplish great things. Just as you do not wish others to detract from your accomplishments, do not detract from theirs. That is quite petty on your part. Besides, these gentlemen help dispell the stereotypes that all engineers are geeks as well as all jocks are dumb.

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NDIrishWrestler   7/24/2014 9:14:26 AM
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I went to school with Tim Ruddy who was an Academic All American at the University of Notre Dame with a 3.98 GPA in Mechanical Engineering. He went on to play for the Miami Dolphins for about 10 yrs as their center and long snapper. I have lost track of Tim over the years, so I am not sure what he is doing now.

NDIrishWrestler
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NDIrishWrestler   7/24/2014 9:14:38 AM
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I went to school with Tim Ruddy who was an Academic All American at the University of Notre Dame with a 3.98 GPA in Mechanical Engineering. He went on to play for the Miami Dolphins for about 10 yrs as their center and long snapper. I have lost track of Tim over the years, so I am not sure what he is doing now.

iDesignerMD
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iDesignerMD   7/24/2014 9:27:24 AM
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Great response!!! mrthekid

Nancy Golden
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Re: data analysis
Nancy Golden   7/24/2014 9:48:45 AM
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I think you make an excellent observation, Daniyal_Ali. An engineering degree is no small accomplishment so to pursue an engineering degree while facing the demands of an athletic career - whether they go on to use the degree in industry or not - reflects tremendous character.

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