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Photo: 6 Years After Leaving Syracuse, Eric Devendorf Presented His Mother With His Diploma

Eric Devendorf left Syracuse to pursue a pro career after the 2009 season, but he never quite gave up on his goal of graduating from college. Devendorf finished his degree this spring, and on Friday, he was able to present his mother with his SU diploma.

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— Eric Devendorf (@edeven23)

Been waiting 2 do this for awhile now! Moms couldn't be any happier which makes it even better @SyracuseU#diplomapic.twitter.com/CbuZdpx8zb

— Eric Devendorf (@edeven23) August 14, 2015

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Devendorf isn't the only memorable former Orange player to finish off his degree this year. Derrick Coleman surprised his mother with his diploma back in May. While some fans scoff at the notion of players leaving school early, both of these Orange greats prove that they can always go back and finish their education.