Ike Hilliard keeps promise to late mother, earns degree from Florida

Ike Hilliard has kept his promise to his late mother and has graduated with a degree in criminal justice from the University of Florida.  

“To be the first in my immediate family to graduate is a big deal,” Hilliard told Florida’s in-house writer Scott Carter this week. “To complete it, it’s gratifying. It’s great for the kids of mine to see and to have my wife backing me throughout the process and trying to get that done. It’s now a bit of relief that it’s over, and now we’ll move to the next chapter.”

Due to the demands of Hilliard’s schedule as wide receivers coach with the Washington Redskins, he arranged to walk in UF’s commencement this past August.