Ravens Guard / MIT Scholar John Urschel Retires

By Chris Malumphy

Ravens guard John Urschel has retired at 26. He's working on a PhD in mathematics at MIT and was named by Forbes magazine as one of 30 outstanding young scientists under the age of 30. But also note that he is a chess player who competed in the 2015 Pittsburgh Open finishing 12th place (tied for 9th) with 3.0 points (+2-1=2) in the Under 1700 rating section. Urschel was drafted by the Ravens in 2014 in the fifth round, 175th pick overall, from Penn State. He played 40 games, starting 13. John Urschel Wikipedia page.