Jalen Richard returning to Hattiesburg to walk across the stage for graduation

Former Southern Miss running back Jalen Richard, now a third-year player with the Oakland Raiders, tweeted at USM athletics asking if he could return to walk across the stage during the May graduation ceremony.

The Twitter-verse quickly spread the word and it wasn’t long before University President Dr. Rodney Bennett called the former Golden Eagle and granted his request.

Richard says he has his degree, but couldn’t attend a previous commencement ceremony during his pursuit of the NFL.

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