Often, when athletes are ready to move on to the pros, they leave the idea of college behind, whether or not they've managed to graduate.
It can be bittersweet for some of those colleges that have helped to develop today's best young athletes, like Robert Griffin III, Cam Newton and Kevin Durant. Those athletes brought their schools so much acclaim, and it can be sad to see them move on.
But have no fear: Sometimes, they return. Whether it's to deliver donuts to a class or to actually take a few of those classes with the intention of earning a degree, there are plenty of athletes out there who can't seem to leave their college days behind.
Here's a look at some of them.