Back in May, our (previously starting) QB delivered the commencement address at his alma mater, Marshall University.
At the time, he was bestowed with a doctorate of humane letters, so he can now be called Dr. Pennington.
For reference, Wikipedia defines the degree thusly:
The degree of Doctor of Humane Letters (Latin: Litterarum humanarum doctor; D.H.L.; or L.H.D.) is always conferred as an honorary degree, usually to those who have distinguished themselves in areas other than science (these normally receive the Doctor of Science), government (these often receive a Doctor of Laws degree), literature (these often receive a Doctor of Letters degree) or religion (these often receive a Doctor of Divinity D.D. degree in locations where American English is spoken, or a Doctor of Ministry D.Min. degree in locations where British English is spoken; knowledge of the location is important, because the alternate degree is an earned degree in both locations).
On a related topic, I read an article by Ethan Skolnick where he contends that Pennington deserves a place in franchise history, based on his play and leadership last season. I will generally agree that he was a leader and did help; but he was here for a total of 20 games, and that hardly deserves a spot on the ring of honor. But this honorary degree gave me an idea: Maybe he can have an honorary spot on the ring, much like his honorary degree?