Monday, May 22, 2006

Coaches focus on academics - USA Today
Southern California wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett has never had a problem excelling on the football field. Excelling in the classroom is another story.

Jarrett says he always did just enough to stay eligible to play football at New Brunswick (N.J.) High School. But he began to realize his academics weren't going to be good enough for him to play at an NCAA Division I-A school.

The National Football Foundation's Play It Smart program got Jarrett started on the way to improving his grades.

"Because of the Play It Smart program, I took school more seriously and (developed) my study habits,"...

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