Tuesday, August 17, 2010

4th walk-on wins scholarship

From The Banner Herald:
Walk-on fullback Josh Sailors has been awarded a scholarship.

The 5-foot-9, 230-pound junior played at Oconee County High School. He is a two-time academic honor roll recipient, majoring in biology.
Good for Sailors, who sounds like a good kid. The paper goes on to say he is the fourth walk on to receive a scholarship this year.

That sounds like a lot.

Update: By The Telegraph's count, it's five walk ons with scholarships.


Anonymous said...

Ridiculous... Sailors is a good kid but the dawgs shouldn't be throwing our scholarships like that. The kid's dad is a cardiovascular surgeon...

AthensHomerDawg said...

I think the rules state that an existing scholly can only be given to a walk on that has been there two years. I guess there were some schollys vacated by prior player that no longer has need of it (dimissal). Its only good for a year and no guarantee of same scholly next year. Whats the hurt? It really is a good way reward a player and hurts no one.