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Alumnus and Super Bowl winner profiled in Connecticut newspaper

Dwight Freeney, a 2002 graduate of the School of Information Studies and member of yesterday's Super Bowl winners the Indianapolis Colts, was profiled last week by the Hartford Courant. The article describes Freeney's success as a defensive lineman, strong work ethic, charity contributions, and commitment to education.

Freeney earned a bachelor's degree in information management and technology at the School of Information Studies. During his final semester at Syracuse, Freeney stayed on campus to complete his degree when many of his peers had left school early to woo scouts for the NFL draft. After being chosen by the Colts in the 11th pick of the draft, he entered the NFL with a reputed $7 million contract, as well as a college degree. That, for me, was what I was most happy about, his mother, Joy Freeney, told the Courant. I was so proud he got that degree.

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