Big Day On Campus: Aikman Et Al. Walk As UCLA Graduates

Photo Credit:UCLA's official site

The official site already has details on the big day of one of the greatest UCLA football players of all time:

Troy Aikman, who quarterbacked UCLA to a 20-4 record during the 1987 and 1988 seasons, participated in the Sociology Department Commencement this morning on the UCLA campus. Aikman earned his degree earlier this year and walked with over 450 other graduates.

A member of the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame, Aikman was joined by his wife Rhonda, two of his daughters, his mother and one of his sisters. His family sat in the crowd while Aikman sat with the other students receiving their degrees.

Aikman was not the only Bruin football player in attendance. All-America quarterback John Sciarra, who led the Bruins to victory in the 1976 Rose Bowl, was the keynote speaker while linebacker Marcus Reece also returned to participate in the graduation ceremony. Current quarterback Kevin Craft, who will graduate after Fall Quarter, was also in cap and gown.

Good for Kevin Craft. I don't really care much for the numbers he put up in the difficult season we had this past year. What I will remember is he how kept take punishments playing behind an awful offensive line, and kept getting up. He was a warrior. Also per the UCLA athletics tweeter feed, former linebacker Marcus Reece also walked at the Sociology graduation earlier this morning. So congrats to him too.

Going back to Aikman, he was apparently mobbed with requests for photographs by other graduates (can you blame them?). He had a great time:

"I'm glad I came back and went through the ceremony," he said afterwards. "I had some reservations because I didn't really know any of the other students, but I had a great time and it brought back a lot of great memories of my time here. UCLA is a great place and I'm glad to be

You can check out more pictures from Aikman's graduation over here.

Congrats again to Aikman and all other UCLA graduates in this special weekend. Welcome to a special club.


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