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These former NFL players received an Ivy League education

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Many NFL players have attended Ivy League schools before beginning their careers as professional players. 

This list of former NFL players who have received an Ivy League education includes Super Bowl champions, Hall of Famers and record holders. 

Here are 13 NFL players who attended Ivy League schools before joining the professional league. 

Chuck Bednarik and Matt Birk were two former NFL players who had an Ivy League education. (Robert Riger/Getty Images; George Gojkovich/Getty Images)

JAKE GYLLENHAAL, JULIA STILES, CASEY AFFLECK, OTHER ACTORS WHO STUDIED AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 

Zak DeOssie is a former NFL long snapper who played for the New York Giants. 

Before joining the NFL, he went to Brown University. In 2022, he entered the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame. 

He had a 13-year career in the NFL, winning two Super Bowls with the team. He was also a member of two Pro Bowl teams. 

Zak DeOssie retired from football in 2020 after 13 years.  ( Al Pereira/Getty Images)

In 2020, he announced his retirement from professional football. 

Chuck Bednarik, nicknamed "Concrete Charlie," was a two-way player who played football in the 1950s. He was the last player in NFL history to play both ways full time, according to the Maxwell Football Club. 

Before enrolling at the University of Pennsylvania, he served in World War II with the Army Air Corps, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame website. 

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He was the first overall pick in the 1949 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. 

Bednarik retired from the league in 1962. In 1967, he was inducted into the

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