Ex-NFL wide receiver graduates from college to keep his promise

Once Ike Hilliard, the ex-NFL wide receiver, currently serving as a receivers coach with the Washington Redskins had promised to his late mom and also to himself that he’d conclude what he started over two decades ago. He kept his word after all these years and did it.

He finally earned his degree in criminal justice. The graduation ceremony took place at the University of Florida. It took him up to 21 years to make this come true.

At his age of 42, the sportsman managed to become the first person in his family how graduated from college.

It turned out to be a touching moment for the player from Louisiana. In the 1997 NFL Draft he was the number seven pick of the New York Giants. He spent up to 12 seasons with the National Football League, with the final tour taking place in Tampa Bay. His mom, Doris had shown him the whole importance of identifying objectives and meeting them. Education was one of them. She passed away the day after he had his 30th birthday.