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Browns Player Josh Cribbs Earns COMM Degree

Posted May. 21, 2010

It’s been quite a year for former Kent State All-American Joshua Cribbs: a second Pro Bowl start, a first-team All-Pro nod from the Associated Press, becoming the NFL’s all-time leader with eight career kickoff return touchdowns, signing a new contract and earning a spot on the NFL’s All-Decade Team — just to name a few of the highlights. Now you can add college graduate to the Washington, D.C. native’s resume.

A communication studies major with a concentration in public communication, Cribbs was one of 46 current or former Golden Flashes student-athletes to receive their diplomas in Kent State’s annual spring commencement ceremonies held Saturday in the M.A.C. Center.

“It means everything to finally finish something I started so long ago,” Cribbs said. “It feels great — like scoring a touchdown. This is one of the biggest touchdowns I can score right now: finishing my degree.”

“The crowd reaction was great,” Cribbs said of the thunderous ovation he received upon being handed his diploma. “I knew there were a lot of Browns fans in the building, and I loved it. That’s why I love being here and why I wanted to stay in Cleveland.”