So at the Spring Game I heard on the radio, with his interview, that Eric Mayes (who should need no introduction) is now actually DR. Eric Mayes. And how cool is that?
Since Mayes' football career has ended, he has dedicated himself to the world of academia. He got his bachelor's degree from Michigan in 1998, and earned a master's in Education Technology in 2000. In 2006, he received a Ph. D. in Educational Psychology from Howard University. During the time he was at Howard, he "held several positions...including president of the Educational Psychology Student Association; graduate assistant in the Office of Retention, Mentoring and Support Programs; research assistant in the School of Education’s Office of the Dean; and technology assistant in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction." I'm pretty sure the man's resumè had its own aura, smelled of freshly-baked apple pie, and ran triathlons in between visits to the local children's hospital.
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