It didn't take long for Bachelorette suitor Jordan Rodgers to make his mark on the reality series. Not only was he able to nab a kiss from JoJo on the first night, but he also received the First Impression rose, making him instantly feel like the frontrunner in the competition for JoJo's heart. And while the upcoming promos seem to indicate that Jordan could turn into a villain at some point along the way, let's not forget that those clips can be misleading and there's still a lot we don't know about this particular contestant. (You know, aside from the fact that his brother is Aaron Rodgers.) For example, where did Jordan go to college? Because while yes, he is a former pro quarterback, this athlete also received a great education at Vanderbilt University.
After initially attending Butte College for his first two years, Jordan ended up transferring to Vanderbilt for his junior and senior seasons, according to Heavy.com. Granted, he was known pretty much solely for his skills on the football field the entire time, but I'm sure there were also some classes thrown into the mix as well, and that makes for some pretty impressive academic credentials. So even though his NFL career didn't exactly work out (the New York Post reports that he retired from football after brief post-college stints with the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers), at least he still got a reputable education under his belt. And he's not the only one. Many celebrities and well-known names have gone on to graduate from this fine institution. Such as...
According to her website, the model headed to Vanderbilt to study pre-law back in 1991 and even though she ended up leaving the school after her sophomore year to pursue her career in modeling/acting, she still considers her time there to be one of the "most rewarding experiences" of her life.
Greatly known for her amazing acting and singing careers, Shore initially enrolled at Vanderbilt as a sociology major and graduated in 1938 before attempting to make her big break in New York City, according to Vanderbilt Magazine. Clearly, she was very successful.
This NFL quarterback for the Chicago Bears and husband to Kristin Cavallari started out in these hallowed halls and, as ESPN.go.com reports, he even went on to get himself inducted into the Vanderbilt Hall of Fame.
Fear the Walking Dead fans may be interested to know that, according to Undeadwalking.com, the actress graduated from Vanderbilt with a bachelor’s degree in Communications before moving on to the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute to study acting, further proving that sometimes your major will have nothing to do with your eventual career. Celebrities: they're just like us!
Suffice to say, Jordan is in pretty great academic company, so maybe he can put that brain to use and find a way to be worthy of JoJo's heart.
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