Many people scoff at the notion that college football players are “student-athletes,” but for some players, that’s certainly true.

One of those players, rising senior Maryland LB Melvin Keihn, will leave the Terrapins to pursue his graduate degree elsewhere.

Keihn told 247Sports that the Master’s degree he’d like to pursue isn’t available at Maryland, so he’ll transfer elsewhere for the upcoming season:

“The Master’s I wanted to do, I can’t do at Maryland. So the goal is to get as much of that paid for as possible,” he said.

Big Ten fans will remember Keihn as the player who was reunited with his mother in Liberia last year, and the emotional segment can be seen below:

As a part-time player the past two seasons at Maryland, Keihn has recorded 30 tackles, two of which were for a loss. He has yet to announce what school he’ll play for this fall.