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ILR Alumnus JC Tretter is the New President of the NFL Players Association

JC Tretter, the starting center for the Browns, and a proud alumnus of our club's beloved ILR School has just been elected as the new President of the NFL Players Association. One of a select few Cornell graduates to make it to the NFL, JC has always publicly stated his admiration for our school and how much it has taught him.

JC works out at the NFL Draft Combine after a stellar collegiate career at Cornell.

Having spent his entire career thus far with the Green Bay Packers and the Cleveland Browns, JC signed a 3-year contract extension with the Browns worth $32.5 million, with $23 million of that contract guaranteed. Now, at the age of 29, and heading into his 7th season in the NFL, he will be representing all of its players as the Association's president.

JC Tretter is seen signing his contract extension with the Cleveland Browns.

Coming from the ILR School, JC Tretter was destined to represent his colleagues at some point in time. As the NFLPA currently battles the NFL over a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, JC will most likely put into use the skills he learned in Labor History, Labor Relations, Labor Law, and all of the applicable classes he most definitely took during his time on campus.


As Cornell students and fans of the NFL, we can all be excited to see what Tretter does as president of the NFLPA. His fellow players can be confident that they picked the right man for the job: an ILR Alumnus.

Contact Ian Capell, SBS Co-President imc33@cornell.edu

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Contact Harrison Marcus, SBS Co-President hm395@cornell.edu