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MARK HERNDON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Gators' Herndon waited for opportunity, then capitalized on it

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- At UF's media day last month, Gators junior running back Mark Herndon sat at a table alongside fellow tailbacks Matt Jones, Kelvin Taylor and Mack Brown. A former walk-on who was placed on scholarship last season, Herndon took far fewer questions than his teammates from the large group of assembled media making its way around the room. After rushing for more...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Gators: Walk-on RB Mark Herndon awarded scholarship

Mark Herndon embraces running backs coach Brian White after learning he had been placed on scholarship Tuesday. Head coach Will Muschamp had a surprise for a couple of his players following practice Tuesday, one that brought walk-on Mark Herndon to tears. Muschamp put Herndon and fellow walk-on Tim Clark on scholarship. A running back from Ocala (Fla.) Forest High, the 5-foot-9,...
Via isportsweb.com
August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Tears and Meals Come with Scholarship for Florida Gators Walk-On Mark Herndon

It’s nice to share good sports stories once in awhile. The idealistic notion of NCAA and college athletics being a pure, wholesome environment where young student-athletes are universally nourished, cultivated and developed has certainly tarnished over the years (and with good reason). Yet, once in awhile, college sports can remind you why there is still a theoretical difference...
Via Legend of Cecilio Guante
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Fantastic photo of Gators’ walk-on Mark Herndon receiving the news

Florida Gators running back coach Brian White posted this fantastic photo of Mark Herndon receiving his scholarship to Instagram.
Via Gamedayr
August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Will Muschamp surprises two walk-ons with scholarships

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- When Florida coach Will Muschamp huddled the Gators together following Tuesday afternoon's practice at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, he saved a special surprise for last. The announcement left Mark Herndon in tears and brought a huge relief over Tim Clark. Muschamp put both players on scholarship. "I was not expecting that," Herndon said. "It...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Herndon earns scholarship

The Gators rallied around head coach Will Muschamp following Tuesday’s practice expecting the normal post-practice instructions, but the script changed. It was a special day for Muschamp, as the former walk-on at Georgia got to hand out scholarships to two Florida walk-ons. Even when the topic was brought up, sophomore Mark Herndon never expected what was about to happen.
Via florida.scout.com
August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Gators grant scholarship to walk-on RB Mark Herndon, the smile says it all

Sophomore running back Mark Herndon's dreams came true on Tuesday when the Florida Gators offered the Ocala, FL native a scholarship.
Via Gamedayr
August 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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