Bobo Receives NCAA's Degree Completion Award
BOULDER — Former University of Colorado wide receiver Bryce Bobo has been awarded an NCAA Division I Degree Completion Award, as the program provides funds to those student-athletes in need of financial assistance to complete their degrees.
Bobo, a Sociology major, is planning to graduate this August and has enrolled at CU for the spring semester. He needs 15 hours to complete his degree, which he placed on hold after signing as an unrestricted free agent with the Denver Broncos of the National Football League in the spring of 2018 following his senior season. He was waived by the team in its final round of cuts ahead of the season, and also spent some time in camp with the Seattle Seahawks in 2019. He then headed north to Canada where he was signed by the Edmonton Eskimos in November of 2019.
He was under contract for the 2020 season with Edmonton, but the Canadian Football League season was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He has since decided to officially retire and begin his life after football.
"It's very important, and now that I have a daughter (Saaige), I want to be able to show her that if you're going to start something in life, you need to finish it," Bobo said. "Like going to college and getting your degree.
"I'd like to thank Kris Livingston for her help throughout this process, she was really helpful in working with the NCAA," he added. Livingston is CU's executive senior associate athletic director for student success.
A wide receiver, he finished his career seventh in receptions (150), 11th in receiving yards (1,638) and tied for 17th in touchdown receptions (10). He had three 100-yard receiving games, and made 28 starts over his 50 career games (including the Alamo Bowl) and made 28 starts in a CU uniform, missing just one game his junior year. He made the game-winning touchdown catch in CU's 41-38 win at Oregon his junior year, and did the same a year later as a senior to defeat Oregon State in Corvallis.
Bobo is the first the Buffalo to receive the NCAA award grant; he is taking 10 hours of classes this semester and five in the summer to earn his diploma.