Friday, August 11, 2006

David Irons Is An All Around Good Story

Lost in the Sociology circus taking place at Auburn is a great story. Preseason All-American David Irons graduated on Monday - in Sociology. Before you snicker, listen to the whole story. Irons has a pretty severe learning disability. Because of this, he's struggled his whole life in school. He's had to work harder than most to graduate.

While it's easy to make jokes about a degree in Sociology at Auburn, don't forget there is only one class in question. And I'm not sure whether Irons took the questionable class or not. My guess is he probably did.

That doesn't take away from the fact that this incredibly gifted player and person took many other classes and made it through with a degree. He said of his graduation, “I proved a lot of people wrong. A lot of people told me I couldn’t do it, but I did. I am going to walk on Monday as a graduate of Auburn University. It is probably the biggest accomplishment of my life.”

I couldn't agree more David.

Below is a good column from the Gwinnett Daily Post about Irons and the struggles he overcame.

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