Chris Markey, who played running back for the Bruins from 2004-2007, has returned to UCLA to finish his final classes for a degree in sociology. Markey has just two classes remaining, a statistics class and sociology class, and is attending the B summer session to complete his coursework.
"I always knew that in life you have to have a backup plan in case football didn't work out," said Markey. "I've always said that there are a million other ways to make money and have a career then play football and this is my first step towards. that. I'm going to finish my degree because if I didn't, my mom would kill me for wasting four years of college."
Markey had been playing arena football before an ankle injury sidelined him. He is currently rehabbing the injury and might return to the game in the future.