Diddy's Son Headed To UCLA On Football Scholarship

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Diddy's son is taking his talents to the football field.

Justin Combs, the hip-hop mogul's son, is headed to UCLA on a full football scholarship, it was announced on Tuesday.

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"Today I am truly blessed and thankful to accept my scholarship and give my full commitment to UCLA. Playing division I football was a lifelong dream of mine, and through hard work I was able to achieve it," Justin said in a statement to Access Hollywood. "I am a living testament that with a strong relationship with God, family, and hard work dreams do come true."

And while son may not exactly be following in dad's musical footsteps - Diddy could not be prouder of UCLA's new athletic star.

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"As a parent, today is one of the proudest moments of my life. This is everything a father could want for his son, for him to excel at what he loves to do and is truly passionate about," Diddy said in a statement released to Access. "Justin is a shining example of what hard work, determination and a strong mentality can achieve. I am honored to call him my son and am happy that he is fulfilling his dream."

Justin, a 5'9", 170 pound defensive back, had his choice of big time college programs to choose from - in addition to UCLA, he was also offered scholarships by the University of Illinois, the University of Virginia and the University of Wyoming.

The teen also boasted a 3.75 GPA in high school as a student at Iona Prep in New Rochelle, New York.

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While UCLA has at least one of its stars-to-be locked up, what the school doesn't have is a football coach for next year - on Monday, the school announced it was cutting ties with head coach Rick Neuheisel, following a 50-0 loss to crosstown rivals USC.

Justin won't be the first son of a hip-hop star to play sports for a school in the West Coast's Pac-12 conference - Master P's son Romeo Miller (aka Lil' Romeo) was a member of the basketball team for the University of Southern California in 2008-2009.

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