Mind And Matter: A Life In Math And Football

Author(s): John Urschel, Louisa Thomas
John Urschel's appetite for puzzles as a child quickly evolved into mastery of mathematics. At 13 he was auditing college calculus courses. When he joined his high school football team, he was challenged in an entirely different way, and he became addicted to the physical contact. At Penn State, he played football and pursued degrees in mathematics, managing a double life as a scholar and an athlete. When he was drafted to the Baltimore Ravens, he enrolled in his PhD at MIT. Urschel reveals how each challenge brought him closer to understanding the two different halves of his own life, and how reason and emotion, the mind and the body, are always working together.
Format: Book
Call Number: B Urs Urschel, John
See Also: Nonfiction