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This star athlete’s power play? Earning his degree

Recent graduate Courtland Sutton ’17 completed his SMU football career as one of the top Mustang wide receivers of all time and is expected to be a first-round call in the upcoming NFL draft. Sutton has never shied away from a difficult play, and in his final semester, he took on a different kind of challenge: tackling the piano. As his final, he learned to play the song “Lean on Me.” He said the experience was fun and “pushed me to my limits.” During his time on the Hilltop, the star athlete made it clear how highly he values his education. In just three and a half years, he earned a degree in sport management. “That degree is something no one can take away once my playing career is over,” he says.
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