Aikman finally graduating from college

Updated: February 10, 2009, 4:06 PM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- Troy Aikman's passing days didn't end when he retired from the Dallas Cowboys.

A feature on former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman.

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A feature on former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman.

The Hall of Fame quarterback says he's passed his two final college courses and will graduate in June from UCLA -- 20 years after he left for the NFL.

The Dallas Morning News reported Tuesday that Aikman is getting a bachelor's degree in sociology and will participate in UCLA's graduation ceremonies.

The 42-year-old Fox Sports broadcaster says he's "finally taking care of unfinished business."

Aikman says he promised his mother, when he left school just two courses shy of a degree, that he would return and finish.

Aikman's final two courses included a class on race and ethnicity and another on aging.

He earned an "A" for both.


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