Ernie earns degree from IU


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Ernie Thompson’s football career speaks for itself. The Terre Haute North and IU great left college early in 1991 and entered the NFL Draft. Thompson was selected in the 12th round by the LA Rams.

Now, 29 years later, he went back to IU to finish what he started.

Ernie Thompson says,”The feeling I got when I was notified that I earned my diploma, it was like no other feeling in the world.”

He hopes his story might motivate someone else to go back and finish their degree.

Thompson says,”I’ve met so many people with so many dreams, that want to tap into that creative side of their brain, but for some reason they are stuck. Seeing my experience, becoming vulnerable, hopefully this will help them take that leap of faith.”

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