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We now take you to Starkville, Mississippi

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by AlferdJasper, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2008
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    I'm a pushover for feel-good stories. This is one. Small town good kid & good player gets rewarded.


    CFB AM: Dan Mullen gives 'walk-on MVP' scholarship in cool moment

    DeAndre Ward arrived in Starkville from Wetumpka, a sliver carved out near the center of Alabama, which provided a home for less than 7,000 people the last time the U.S. census calculated populations four years ago.

    He played linebacker and ran track, winning a team captain award and a scholar athlete award and a most valuable defensive player award. He attended a Baptist church, where he served as an usher and sang in the youth choir.

    Ward’s Twitter bio reads , “Chasing my dreams & I’m only yards away!!!”

    On Sunday, Ward got a little bit closer.

    After spending his freshman season in 2013 as a walk-on at Mississippi State, head coach Dan Mullen decided Ward had earned a scholarship. So in a team meeting, he called the linebacker to the front of the room and said, “We’ve got something for you tonight – open that up,” handing him a white envelope with a single sheet of white paper inside.

    When Ward opened the paper, the same message flashed on the projector in the meeting room: “You are now on scholarship.” Everyone erupted, and Ward took this great photo of him holding the note with Mullen smiling in the background:

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  2. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

    Nov 30, 2006
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    Cool, good for him.

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