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Starting off the linebackers is perhaps the brightest man out of the 2011 draft class, Sam Acho. Acho was a graduate of Texas who finished school a semester early and had a 3.62 GPA. He also speaks three languages; he's fluent in English, Spanish, and Igbo.
London Fletcher, unlike Acho, has been in the game forever, but before his 15-year career, he was a student at John Carroll University, a Division III school. Those schools do not give out scholarships, so he played football and made his way through school simply through hard work and dedication.
Paul Posluszny was a Penn State graduate who was not only an Academic All-American twice, but was the Academic All-American of the Year in 2006. He obtained a bachelor's degree in finance and graduated a semester early.
Zak DeOssie has been a two-time Pro Bowler for the Giants, but got his start at Brown. While there, he was on the All-Ivy League squad three straight times. His Wonderlic score almost took him off the list, but it's hard to discount an Ivy Leaguer.