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This is making the rounds, but we're posting it anyway to show just how coll the moment below actually is...
Vandy Head Coach James Franklin is trying to do anything and everything possible to change the culture in and around the Vanderbilt athletic program.
He doesn't take any guff from the other Ess-E-Cee coaches who try to kick sand on his team- whatever the reason...
And he'll be the first guy to recognize what everyone means to his program...
Including walk-on fullback Marc Panu...
Panu is a Whitefield Academy grad, so the HQ is somewhat familiar with his skill set. He started out as a linebacker/defensive end and was changed over to fullback when Franklin and his staff came to town. Off-season knee surgery hasn't stopped him, either...
Good for Vandy, good for Franklin, and awesome for Panu.
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A lot can come from college football preseason team meetings, but a full ride? That's a new one. On Wednesday, fourth-year Vanderbilt walk-on Marc Panu was surprised with a full scholarship during a film session. Check out the video below.
What began as a routine team meeting turned into a surreal moment for one Vanderbilt football player.
After praising fullback Marc Panu for his effort in practice the day before, coach James Franklin stunned his fourth-year walk-on by awarding him a full scholarship on Wednesday.
Immediately, the packed auditorium erupted into cheers as Panu's teammates rose to congratulate...
I am a few days late on this, but this is pretty amazing and a great feel good story for the weekend. Vanderbilt fourth-year walk-on Marc Panu was awarded a scholarship at a preseason team meeting, which he had no clue was coming his way. The look on his face when it happened was absolutely priceless.
via The Daily What
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Vanderbilt awarded fourth-year walk-on Marc Panu a scholarship. This is fairly standard this time of the year, but most schools don’t turn it into a great YouTube video.