Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman John Urschel recently had a math paper—titled "A Cascadic Multigrid Algorithm for Computing the Fiedler Vector of Graph Laplacians"—published in the Journal of Computational Mathematics. You think you love math? You don't love math. John Urschel loves math.

Urschel has bachelor's and master's degrees in math, and taught a math class at Penn State, where he also played football:

I don't think I can say this enough. Urschel loves math:


He doesn't love people who don't love math:

Actually, Urschel hates math. Just kidding. He loves it:


I don't understand this math joke, because I'm not anywhere near Urschel's level of math love, but I bet it's good:

I get this one, though:

Aside from math, Urschel also likes chess:

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