Four of them are/were on scholarship. And let's face it, there is a difference.
The players who graduated this weekend were Coy Aune, Rashad Bobino, Todd Bondy, Michael Flath, Stephen Lane, Mark and Matt McCoy, Chris Ogbonnaya, Jaicus Solis, Michael Taylor, Freddy Torres and Clayton Tefteller. Former Longhorn players Roderick Babers and Dakari Pearson also graduated.
"It means a whole lot to me and my family to actually receive my degree and still have another year of eligibility to play," Bobino said. "It also gives me a chance to go to grad school, and it really didn't hit me until today that I'm about to walk. I'll be the first one in my family to graduate from a four-year university. I'm also the first one to come here and play ball. There are a lot of firsts, so it's a really big thing for them and a really big thing for me."
Congratulations to them all.