Teddy Bridgewater has already spent some of the money he will receive as an NFL player by purchasing a car for his mother and now fellow NFL draft QB, Blake Bortles has said that he will also be helping out his family.
Speaking on the radio show, Open Mike yesterday Bortles said: "Those baseball scholarships are funky. So the first big thing I'm going to pay for is the rest of my brother's college education."
Bortles' brother, Colby plays for Ole Miss baseball team as an infielder but it appears that unlike Blake at UCF, he did not receive a full scholarship.
Bortles is a likely first round selection which will earn him a signing bonus of over $1 million. That amount will certainly help out Colby's education prospects at Ole Miss.
Colby Bortles has even credited the future NFL passer as a big reason behind his success on the diamond. The Orlando Sentinel reported: "I was the kid that sat around all the time. He would make me come outside and play with him. If I didn't have him pushing me, I wouldn't be where I am today."
Bortles, the quarterback was valued as a high draft prospect early in the process but has since fallen a little whilst other prospects have risen. However the UCF man will still most likely hear his name called on Thursday night at some point.
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