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Ravens guard, math whiz John Urschel named to Forbes '30 under 30' list

John Urschel is a rare breed: a Ravens offensive lineman and one of Forbes' "30 under 30."

What do Ravens guard John Urschel, a Stanford student who is designing algorithms to "identify mechanisms in tumor-driven immunosuppression," and an assistant professor who's working on the development of small flying robots so that they can "operate by themselves" all have in common?

(You mean, aside from making you feel like you haven't accomplished anything?)

They all were among those named to Forbes' "30 under 30" in the field of science. At 25, Urschel is among the youngest on the list. He's also the only one whose day job involves trying to knock heavily padded 300-pounders to the ground.

"Urschel has published six peer-reviewed mathematics papers to date and has three more ready for review," his Forbes profile notes. "That's a respectable publication history for someone who only started pursuing their PhD at MIT this year. He's won academic awards for his math prowess. All this while playing guard for the Baltimore Ravens."

He announced the honor on Twitter, where his last post was very on brand: Week 16 of his "Wednesday Morning Math Challenge."

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