Cardale Jones, the former Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback who currently plays for the Buffalo Bills, graduated from Ohio State Sunday morning. He became the first member of his family to graduate from college and posted an ironic, humorous post on his Instagram account to celebrate the occasion.
Jones’ Instagram photo refers to a now-famous 2012 post on his Twitter account:
Jones made headlines across the country with his tweets, making school seem that it didn’t matter. Apparently, that is no longer the case, and it brings a warm laughter today to see him poke fun at himself for the comments he once made.
The 6-foot-5 signal caller was selected in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft after spending four years at Ohio State. He started his collegiate career in 2012 as a redshirt, and in 2013, he played just 39 snaps.
Then, in 2014, Jones began the season third on the Buckeyes’ depth chart at quarterback. Injuries to Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett led to Jones starting the Big Ten Championship Game and the College Football Playoff games against Alabama and Oregon en route to the school’s national championship.
Finally in 2015, Jones was listed on the depth chart as a co-starter with Barrett and threw for 1,460 yards and 8 touchdowns in his final season with the Buckeyes.