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John Urschel on Football, Concussions and Finding Beauty in Mathematics

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Today, Tom's guest is John Urschel, whose resumé includes great skill and high achievement in two areas that are not often, in fact, hardly ever, associated: football and mathematics.  He is a former offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens who retired from the NFL at the age of 26 to pursue a career in math. 

The book is called Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football.  He co-wrote it with his wife, Louisa Thomas.   They’ll be speaking about the book tonight at the Ivy Bookshop in Baltimore.  

This conversation was streamed live on WYPR's Facebook page.  You can watch the video here. 

Host, Midday (M-F 12:00-1:00)