Joshua Dobbs’ ambitious schedule includes graduation, Steelers practice


KNOXVILLE (WATE) – To say Joshua Dobbs is an overachiever may be an understatement.

The University of Tennessee quarterback walked across the stage with his degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Tennessee. He won’t have much time to celebrate though.

After celebrating with family and friends, Dobbs will head to the Knoxville, Tennessee, regional airport for an evening flight to Pittsburgh that arrives around midnight, Dobbs rep told ESPN. About 10 hours after that, he’ll be throwing his first passes as a Steeler, as part of rookie minicamp that kicks off at 10:25 a.m. on Friday.

During the three-day camp, Dobbs will get his first chance to get on the field, work with his teammates and be coached by his new coaches as he prepares for the 2017 regular season.

Dobbs said after the NFL he hopes to build and design airplanes. In an interview with WATE 6 On Your Side, Dobbs said he has a strong love for both sports and academics, something he credits to his family.

“My mom always told me that school comes first and that the team comes first on the field,” said Dobbs.

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