Former Cleveland Brown Andrew Hawkins earns Columbia master's degree with 4.0 GPA

Former Cleveland Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins is currently a free agent in search of work, but that hasn't stopped him from padding his resume.

On Monday, Hawkins graduated from Columbia University with a master's degree in sports management. He earned his undergrad degree from the University of Toledo.

New York Daily News reports that Hawkins began working on his master's degree in spring of 2015, between seasons with the Browns. The team released him this past February.

This spring, Hawkins spent every Monday flying from Los Angeles to New York, where he'd gather material for a week's worth of classes before catching a plane back to Los Angeles that night, according to New York Daily News.

All of the hours spent on airplanes and studying for 12 classes paid off Monday, when Hawkins walked at Columbia's graduation. He made sure to make a statement.

Atop his graduation cap, Hawkins put, "Just as smart as I am quick. Shuttle: 4.0, GPA: 4.0."

 

For the Culture. @Columbia

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Hawkins recorded a 4.03 shuttle time, according to NFL Draft Scout. And he proved his 4.0 GPA with an Instagram post:

 

Mission Accomplished kids. I'm the Master. @columbia 🎓🎓

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Hawkins is currently a free agent. NBC's Pro Football Talk reports that he recently worked out for the New England Patriots.

Hawkins played for the Browns from 2014 through 2016, appearing in 39 games, receiving 1,424 yards. Prior to that, he spent three years with the Cincinnati Bengals. 

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