Sunday turned into a day to remember for Mississippi State’s DeAndre Ward.
During a routine team meeting, coach Dan Mullen recognized Ward as being the walk-on most valuable player during training camp then surprised the sophomore linebacker by handing him an envelope containing a message that read “you are now on scholarship”.
Ward received a standing ovation from his teammates and hugs from his peers and coaches.
The 6-foot, 210-pounder from Wetumpka, Ala., began his career as a safety and appeared in two games for the Bulldogs last season.
(Video courtesy of Mississippi State)