Walk-on Ward receives scholarship

Sophomore linebacker DeAndre Ward was placed on scholarship for the upcoming semester. (Instagram)

Sophomore linebacker DeAndre Ward was placed on scholarship for the upcoming semester. (Instagram)

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.

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(Video courtesy of Mississippi State)

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