An NFL player and Miami University alumnus has been tapped to speak at the college’s commencement.
Brandon Brooks, a guard for the Philadelphia Eagles, is set to address Miami graduates and families at the university’s spring commencement. The ceremony is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on May 19 at the university’s Yager Stadium.
Brooks graduated from Miami in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He has since begun pursuing a master’s in business administration during the NFL’s off-season.
Brooks was “an integral part of the team that won the 2018 Super Bowl, according to the university. He was also named to the NFL’s Pro Bowl this season.
He was a member of the 2010 Miami University football team that completed the single biggest turnaround in college football history going from 1-11 in 2009 to 10-4, a MAC championship and a GoDaddy.com Bowl title, according to Miami.
“I can never repay what Miami has done for me,” Brooks said during a visit back to Miami in 2016. “What it means to me is truly Love and Honor – love for the game, love for the school, love for the coaches and fans. And honor. It’s an honor to be able to come back to campus and give something back.”