Josh Dobbs views his difficult major in college as something that prepared him for life after school in multiple ways.
The former Volunteers quarterback’s off-the-field success is well-documented. He majored in aerospace engineering while at Tennessee, so he knows what it’s like to juggle the demands of his football life with his classroom responsibilities.
Dobbs, who’s preparing for the NFL Draft, opened up to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio on Thursday about the challenge of his major and balancing those demands with everything that came with being part of Tennessee’s football program.
Check out what Dobbs told Florio below.
“Honestly, yes, it was a challenge sometimes. … But honestly, it definitely pushed me throughout my college career in learning how to manage my time effectively both on and off the field. So when I went to college, I definitely wanted to major in something that I enjoyed, major in something that I have a passion for and something I can use when I can’t play football anymore.”
It’s fun to see Dobbs reveal his mindset in this way. He went on to tell Florio that he approached his time in Knoxville as if he were pursuing a “dual major” in engineering and football.
Teams should view Dobbs’ pursuits on and off the field as a plus when studying him. It’s clear that he’s able to handle high demands, and truth be told, he might find life in the NFL to be easier in some ways.
Kudos to Dobbs here.