Mention Bruce Irvin’s name in the state of West Virginia and chances are, someone smiles. Irvin was a pivotal member of West Virginia’s defense six years ago, and is now creating quite the name for himself in the NFL. Winding down his second season with the Oakland Raiders, Irvin was just nominated for the Walter Payton Man of the Year and now looks to add another accomplishment to his list of accolades.
Irvin is returning to school at West Virginia in the spring to complete his undergraduate degree.
For someone who has quite literally defied the odds since he was a young teen, finishing an undergraduate degree is the icing on the cake that has been his career since his days in the Old Gold and Blue. Irvin was a star while suiting up for the Mountaineers, and has continued the success first with the Seahawks, where he won a Super Bowl, and now with the Raiders.
Irvin has a four-year old son and has continued to set an example for making the most out of the opportunities he is afforded. He is now taking that a step further by showing the importance of taking the time to finish his degree at West Virginia, showing that he is preparing his life for future endeavors.
Irvin has continued to rise to challenges and maintain his Mountaineer spirit since his days playing at West Virginia. Now, he will be getting the degree he has worked hard for and earned for, earning the title of West Virginia alumni.