Mind and Matter

Mind and Matter John Urschel, Mathematician And Former Offensive Lineman For The Balti Ravens With Biographer Louisa Thomas Tells The Story Of A Life Balanced Between Two Passions For John Urschel, What Began As An Insatiable Appetite For Puzzles As A Child Quickly Evolved Into Mastery Of The Elegant Systems And Rules Of Mathematics By The Time He Was Thirteen, Urschel Was Auditing College Level Calculus Courses But When He Joined His High School Football Team, A New Interest Began To Eclipse The Thrill He Once Felt In The Classroom Football Challenged Urschel In An Entirely Different Way, And He Became Addicted To The Physical Contact Of The Sport Accepting A Scholarship To Play Football At Penn State, Urschel Refused To Sacrifice One Passion For Another, And Simultaneously Pursued His Bachelor S And Then Master S Degrees In Mathematics Against The Odds, Urschel Found A Way To Manage His Double Life As A Scholar And An Athlete, And So When He Was Drafted To The Balti Ravens, He Enrolled In His PhD At MIT.Weaving Together Two Separate Yet Bound Narratives, Urschel Relives For Us The Most Pivotal Moments Of His Bifurcated Life He Explains Why, After Penn State Was Sanctioned For The Acts Of Former Coach Jerry Sandusky, He Turned His Back On Offers From Ivy League Universities And Refused To Abandon His Team, And Contends With His Mother S Repeated Request, At The End Of Every Season, That He Quit The Sport And Pursue A Career In Rocket Science Perhaps Most Personally, He Opens Up About The Correlation Between Football And CTE, And The Risks He Took For The Game He Loves Equally At Home With Both Bernard Riemann S Notion Of Infinity And Bill Belichick S Playbook, Urschel Reveals How Each Challenge Whether On The Field Or In The Classroom Has Brought Him Closer To Understanding The Two Different Halves Of His Own Life, And How Reason And Emotion, The Mind And The Body, Are Always Working Together He Asks Why, So Often, People Want To Divide The World Into Two Matter And Energy Wave And Particle Athlete And Mathematician Why Can T Something Be Both This book was received as an ARC from Penguin Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own Growing up near where John Urschel and hearing about how he loved to play football and his parents wanted him to be an engineer and go to UB at first but he chose to go to Penn State and play football which lead to him to a career in the NFL playing for the Balti Ravens I ve never read an autobiography of a football player tur This book was received as an ARC from Penguin Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own Growing up near

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  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • Mind and Matter
  • John Urschel
  • 12 December 2017
  • 0735224862