Leon Lett to Earn College Degree

Richard ZowieCorrespondent IMay 7, 2009

18 Oct 1998:  Defensive tackle Leon Lett #78 of the Dallas Cowboys in action against center Olin Kreutz #57 of the Chicago Bears during the game at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Cowboys 13-12. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel  /Allsport

Ever wonder whatever happened to Leon Lett, Cowboys fans?

You know, that defensive lineman for the Cowboys who, despite some very embarrassing miscues on the field (and, of course, off), was a brilliant pass rusher for the Cowboys. His strip of Buffalo Bills Thurman Thomas in Super Bowl XXVIII turned the tide of the game as Dallas went on to win 30-13.

Lett's been retired from football, and now he can add something else to his resume.

College graduate.

Dallas Cowboys writer Mickey Spagnola reports on DallasCowboys.com that Lett will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Universities Studies with an emphasis on History and Sociology. While the Alabama native played college football at Emporia State University in Kansas, he will graduate from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

Spagnola added that Lett explained with the speaking he does at schools, he felt it was best to set an example and graduate from college.

Good on ya, Leon!