TV's Ed O'Neill to be honored at Youngstown State

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Actor Ed O'Neill of TV's "Modern Family" will receive an honorary degree and speak May 18 at the spring commencement of Youngstown State University, where he attended and played football.

O'Neill is a Youngstown native and attended Ursuline High School, Ohio University and Youngstown State.

He broke into acting after he signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers and then was cut in training camp. He did a stint teaching at Youngstown's Hayes Middle School.

About 1,000 undergraduates will receive degrees at the commencement. The commencement plans were announced Thursday.

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