Not Broke: An NFL Player Who Earned An MBA And Focuses On Charity

February 28, 2013
By ODU Athletics

Feb. 28, 2013

At the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine, Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Ronnie Cameron was not really talked about. In fact, when scouts mentioned his name, it was probably to discuss his slow 5.38 second 40-yard dash recorded at his Pro Day and his strained hamstring. Cameron, who played football at Hofstra before transferring and finishing out his college career at Old Dominion, failed to provide enough interest for any NFL team to draft him.

But the Chicago Bears took a chance and signed Cameron as an undrafted free agent. In August 2012, he was waived. Cameron's next shot was with the Cleveland Browns. His stay in Cleveland did not last long, and most recently, he was signed by the Eagles. And while Cameron is certainly not guaranteed a long career in the NFL, he is focusing on the positives for now. Not just for himself, but for others. He has taken the proper steps to provide him the liberty to do so.

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